Oklahoma P-20 Data Coordinating Council Annual Report, 2010 January 24, 2011
P-20 Data Coordinating Council
The 2009 Oklahoma State Legislature enacted Senate Bill 222, the OklahomaEducational Accountability and Reform Act that established the Oklahoma P-20 DataCoordinating Council (OS Section 3-163 of Title 70)
advise the State Department of Education, the State Regents for Higher Education, the Department of Career and Technology Education, the Office of Accountability, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, theLegislature and the Governor on coordination of the creation of a unified,longitudinal student data system…, a “unified data system” shall connect essential data elements relating to student level course data and coursegrades. The system shall facilitate the transfer of data across systems and among interested parties to address questions that cut across levels of theeducational system and agencies. The unified data system shall facilitate theaddition of data elements relating to testing, instruction and other performance and demographic data. The unified data system shall beaccessible to a wide range of stakeholders and serve a variety of purposes,including improving teaching and learning, informing public policy, fosteringa culture of evidence-based decision making, conducting research,evaluating system and program effectiveness, and providing reports tovarious stakeholder groups.
The Council meets quarterly at the State Capitol and its deliberations are subject tothe Oklahoma Open Meetings Act (Title 25, O.S. §301-304) and the Oklahoma OpenRecords Act (Title 51 O.S. §24A.1-29). Membership and
work of the P-20 DataCoordinating Council can be found on its website (OklahomaP-20Council.org).
Accomplishments of the P-20 Data Coordinating Council, 2010
Among the activities of the P-20 Council in 2010 are the following:
clarified the requirements for Oklahoma’s student longitudinal data systemas specified by Senate Bill 222
compared the requirements of Senate Bill 222 to the current characteristicsand functions of the individual data systems of Higher Education, CareerTech,State Department of Education (K-12) and the Oklahoma EmploymentSecurity Commission
identified the expanded capabilities that are required to implement theOklahoma integrated statewide student longitudinal data system
ationally recommended characteristics and functions of studentlongitudinal data system as defined by the Data Quality Campaign andAmerican Competes Act