Research and Information Systems

The mission of the Office of Research and Information Systems (ORIS) is to provide all stakeholders with necessary data and information to drive decisions that ensure academic and social success for all students.

ORIS accomplishes this mission through development, implementation and continued support in several key areas:

  • Data Science: Conducts analysis of operations and student outcomes data to identify organizational trends, strengths and areas for improvement. Results are summarized and shared via dashboards and reports.

    • State, local and college readiness assessments

    • School climate data

    • Student enrollment trends

    • Internal/External Research projects

    • Program evaluation

    • Operations data

    • Technical support and training (e.g. Excel training, analysis trainings, etc.)

    • Present and inform findings to inform decision-making processes

    • Strategic planning and goal setting

  • Systems Development:

    • Creation of RTII/MTSS databases

    • Data Governance Teams

    • Program implementation workflows

  • Student Information Systems Management:

    • Technical Support

    • Staff Professional Development

  • Accountability and Reporting:

    • Dashboard development and production highlights and supports K2 Literacy, Assessments, Attendance, Suspensions, Incidents and Organizational outcomes

    • Production of charts, tables and data files to allow stakeholders to monitor and intervene based upon real-time data trends

    • Organizational policy development

    • Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS) management

    • Federal reporting

    • EpiCenter/Compliance management

    • Ad-hoc data requests: Provides data not reported in dashboards on an ad-hoc basis to central staff, school-based staff and external stakeholders

  • Education Technology:

    • Google Apps for Education

    • Blended Learning

    • Technology infrastructures

    • Collaborate with schools to select and purchase the most effective classroom and student technology

    • Professional development opportunities around technology

    • Systems administration management

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