Oklahoma Rural Schools Research Alliance: Data Inventory Overview

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Author: Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest

Price: Available free online
• Published: 2014    • 14 pages   

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To help researchers locate, access, and evaluate the data they need, the REL Southwest created data inventories for six of its research alliances. The Oklahoma Rural Schools Data Inventory, developed by the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest, identifies data available at the federal, state, and local levels to support research on professional development for educators in rural schools.

This document provides an overview of the Oklahoma Rural Schools Data Inventory, which is in a separate Excel spreadsheet available upon request. The data inventory includes information about data collected and maintained by the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE), the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation (OCTP), the U.S. Department of Education, and other organizations. Data elements included in the inventory focus on students, teachers, and administrators in Oklahoma, with a particular interest in rural school educators and student outcomes. The data inventory is tailored to the needs of the Oklahoma Rural Schools Research Alliance.