Regional Data Leads

Regional Data Leads (RDLs) are members of the Ohio Educational Data Professionals Network who work at the regional level. They provide professional development, technical assistance, and coaching support to educators to strengthen professional practice and improve learning for all students.

Regional Data Leads have extensive training and experience with a broad range of data and reports resulting from Ohio’s accountability systems and educator effectiveness programs. They foster a culture of data reliance by promoting a consistent understanding of education data through offering technical assistance to school administrators and teachers.

Regional Data Leads are located at ESCs and SSTs throughout the state. Services from Regional Data Leads are available to all districts and community schools based on partnerships with the Department.

Criteria to be Considered a Regional Data Lead:

1. Obtain a Credential

By completing one or more of these targeted trainings (in any order) and passing the assessments, RDLs demonstrate they hold the skills and knowledge to meet the data use needs of districts.​ EVAAS University is not required to be completed first. 
  • Gauging Student Readiness Credential -  Coming 2025 
  • Understanding and Using Attendance Data for Improvement Credential Register Here
  • State Assessment Data Credential 
    • September 26, October 9, December 16
  • High-Quality Student Data Credential - Register Here
  • Data to Serve Exceptional Children Credential - Register here
  • Equitable Access Data Credential - Coming Soon
  • Progress Toward Graduation Data Tool Credential - Coming Soon
  • Early Warning System Data Credential - Coming Soon
  • Academic Growth Data Credential - participants earn this credential when they attend SAS EVAAS University. For information on attending SAS EVAAS University, please contact

2. Provide Regional Supports

Although any individual can be credentialed, RDLs are intentional in providing regional supports to buildings and districts in their credentialed area(s).

3. Be Affiliated with an Educational Service Center (ESC) or a State Support Team (SST)​

Regional Data Leads must either be employed by or affiliated with an ESC and/or SST. Ohio’s goal is for every district and school in the state to have affordable access to high-quality support in using data to identify educational problems and help identify and monitor credible solutions. RDLs help support this goal by providing regional supports through their affiliation with an ESC and/or SST.

Contact Information

Regional Data Leads Directory
Presentations Related Activities and Templates
EVAAS New Student Reports
EVAAS Classroom Edition
EVAAS Leadership Edition
Additional Activities


Last Modified: 5/22/2024 1:06:35 PM