What is the LINK Initiative?
The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) LINK Initiative is leveraging information technology to advance the vision and mission of the IDOE. After evaluating its portfolio of core business processes, the IDOE identified candidates for modernization and enhancement selecting five main areas. The LINK Initiative is the name for the multi-year effort involving five component projects aimed at improving customer experience and support for schools. These projects build on the foundation of system consolidation and infrastructure modernization completed in 2017.
LINK Initiative Projects
In order to ensure accurate alignment to needs and objectives, the IDOE team utilized several mechanisms for developing the scope of the LINK Initiative. The process began with an evaluation of current state characterized through multiple measures, including solution performance metrics, risk and opportunity identification, business owner interviews and stakeholder surveys.
Analysis resulted in charting of five projects:
|INtelligrants: The purpose of this project is to improve the processing of the State and Federal funding streams.|
|Data Exchange: The purpose of this project is to improve the process of data transfer and certification for student and educator level data submitted by schools and school corporations.|
|INview: The purpose of this project is to improve access to IDOE data and resources.|
|Unified Access: The purpose of this project is to establish and implement the foundational technical elements which will support the other projects.|
|Schools 360: The purpose of this project is to implement a tool to improve the capacity of internal staff to support customers.|
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