RIDE Data Warehouse

RIDE has built its Data Warehouse, also known as the "Enterprise Data System," to bring together data from a variety of different sources. The new warehouse provides clear, timely, accurate data via different platforms to specific end-users. Parents, teachers, administrators, policymakers and researchers will be able to make informed decisions about instruction, educational programs, and policies.

Enterprise Data System schematic with data governance, validation, sources, collection, transformation, analysis and reporting, and platforms

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Accessing Data in the Data Warehouse

Almost everyone who uses the Data Warehouse will actually access data from one of various data platforms. These include:
  • InfoWorks - This site is designed primarily for parents. It provides a wide range of information about schools, districts and the state.
  • Instructional Management System (IMS) - This platform is for teachers. The IMS provides access to curricular, instructional, professional development and student support materials. The IMS is accessed through the RIDEmap portal.
  • The Educator Performance and Support System (EPSS) is an online tool to support high quality evaluation implementation, maximize educators' time and resources, and provide a single data system for educator evaluation. The EPSS is accessed through the RIDEmap portal.
  • The Growth Model Visualization Tool is an online tool that enables users to view data in a dynamic, user-friendly format.
  • The RI DataHub brings together data sets from multiple federal, state and local sources.

Benefits of the RIDE Data Warehouse

  • Brings together the mountains of educational information that are currently separate, into a central integrated repository;
  • Allows for analysis of data across data sets;
  • Provides appropriate data to data platforms for different end-users;
  • Delivers information to the appropriate decision makers throughout the state;
  • Allows RIDE to validate data across different data collections;
  • Improves quality, security, transparency and availability of education data;
  • Improves confidence in RIDE data;
  • Increases efficiency of state and federal reporting;
  • Allows parents to see information about their children's schools;
  • Allows teachers to see relevant information about the students in their classroom and have access to resources to meet the needs of those students;
  • Allows administrators to see information they need to make policy and programmatic decisions;
  • Gives researchers the tools necessary to find correlations between educational factors.

How the RIDE Data Warehouse works

As shown in the schematic above:

  • Data come from school districts and other sources through various collections into the eRIDE system and are validated. 
  • Data then move into the Operational Data Store, where, among other processes, cross-domain validations are applied. 
  • Data are then stored in the Data Warehouse itself for historical purposes. 
  • Individual Data Marts are used to provide the specific data needed for federal reports or for each data platform, where most users actually access the data.