The Office of Information Technology is tasked with gathering, organizing, reporting, visualizing and protecting relevant K-12 data. In addition to ensuring that the legislature, state and federal agencies, organizations, researchers, educators and the public can consume data for the purposes of their decision making, the IT department is tasked with generating data-driven, internal reports that clarify the IDOE’s progress towards building an education system of equity and high quality, focused on student centered accountability.
Considering that there are 42 distinct data collection periods that Indiana schools have to respond to over the course of any given year, the Indiana Department of Education has dedicated staff to assist schools in submitting their data in a fashion that will adequately reflect the realities of their schools to the state and federal government. The data collection team also coordinates within the divisions of the Indiana Department of Education to ensure that they—the divisions-- are satisfied that the quality and time of submission of the data allow the divisions to provide adequate technical assistance to schools.
The Office of Information Technology ensures that the Indiana Department of Education meets its transparency obligations—as it relates to K-12 data--to the public, by tasking the data reporting team to fulfill on-demand data requests.
The application development division of the Indiana Department of Education is responsible for simplifying the process that schools have to engage in to remain compliant with state and federal regulations, by allowing the submission and visualization of data, online.