EDEN & EDFACTS

EDFacts is a U. S. Department of Education (ED) initiative* designed to collect and place state-reported K through 12 education performance data at the center of policy, management and budget decisions for all K-12 educational programs. The vehicle used to collect this data is through the Education Data Exchange Network (EDEN). EDEN is a centralized portal through which Nevada and other states submit their educational data to the U.S. Department of Education. Critical directory data are submitted in the beginning of year, as well as data on schools, services, staffing, students, and educational outcomes in order to meet the data requirements of annual and final grant reporting, specific program mandates, and the Government Performance and Results Act.
EDFacts centralizes performance data supplied by K through 12 state education agencies (SEAs) with other data assets within the Department, such as financial grant information, to encourage improved analysis and use of data. Data is generally submitted at the state, district and, in some instances at school levels. EDFacts does not collect individual student or staff-level information and all information provided to EDFacts is aggregated, often by categories such as grade level.

The purpose of EDFacts is to increase the:

* Focus on outcomes and accountability rather than process;
* Provide robust K-12 performance data by integrating student achievement;
* Provide federal program performance data;
* Reduce data collection burden for the Department and the States;
* Provide data for planning, policy, and program management


*EDFacts initiative is targeted to improve state data capabilities by providing resources and technical assistance; reduce the burden of duplicative collections placed on states and districts; and streamline data practices at the federal, state, and local levels. As a part of this initiative ED has provided states with Task Orders to help in submitting high quality data through EDEN. Nevada has developed the EDEN Collection Tool (ECT) with their Task Order which is being designed to enable Nevada Department of Education to have another method of data collection for data that is not a part of their Student Information System. With the implementation of the ECT we are able to provide a static method of on-line collections where users will get accustomed and automated to required formats for collections.

Each state has identified one individual to serve as the EDFacts Coordinator; however there are numerous data owners who submit data. All states are required to electronically submit yearly data as outlined and identified in the EDFacts file specifications which can be found below.


WHAT DATA IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE THROUGH EDFACTS?


Users of EDFacts have access to data that states supply through the EDEN Submission System as well as other data from the following data collections:


The EDFacts Data Collection: States submit K through 12 education data on approximately 100 data groups at the state, district and school levels to the U.S. Department of Education. Critical directory data is submitted, as well as data on schools, services, staffing, students, and educational outcomes.


The Consolidated State Performance Reports: The Consolidated State Performance Reports (CSPR) includes data that tracks progress in implementing the No Child Left Behind Act. Data supplied by states for the CSPR report include data on adequate yearly progress, state performance assessments, highly qualified teachers, and school choice options. Disaggregated demographic data is available for all students, limited English proficient students, students with disabilities, and students in high- and low-poverty schools.


The Common Core of Data: The Common Core of Data (CCD) includes fiscal and non-fiscal data about all public schools, public school districts and state education agencies in the United States. The data include information that describes schools and school districts, including name, address, and phone number; descriptive information about students and staff, including demographics; and fiscal data, including revenues and current expenditures.


Special Education Data Collection: Data from states approved to send special education data to the EDEN Submission System, include information on special education child counts (demographic and disablement categories data), exiting, and education environment data.

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Julian M. Montoya, CPM
Assistant Director
Assessment, Program Accountability & Curriculum
Nevada Department of Education
Carson City, NV 89701
Work # 775-687-9255 - Fax # 775-687-9118

Esmeray Ozdemir
CCD Coordinator /Assistant EDFacts Coordinator
Nevada Department of Education
700 East Fifth Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: 775-687-9182
Fax: 775-687-9118