3.3 Data Collection and Decision Making

Established by law in 1989, the Education Management Information System (EMIS) provides the architecture and standards for reporting data to the Ohio Department of Education. School districts, data processing centers operated by Information Technology Centers (ITCs) and other EMIS reporting entities are linked for the purposes of transferring data to the department.

EMIS is the statewide data collection system for Ohio’s primary and secondary education. Staff, student, district/building, and financial data are collected through this system. Staff data include demographic, attendance and course information. Demographic, student attributes, attendance, program, course and test data are submitted to the department at the student level. General school district and school building data, including financial data, also are reported through EMIS.

The Ohio Department of Education received a federal Longitudinal Data Systems grant to update Ohio’s EMIS reporting process to better enable longitudinal analysis of student performance and other data. This project, the EMIS Redesign for Longitudinal Data (EMIS-R), will utilize dynamically defined vertical reports based on the gold standard for data sharing in preK-12, the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF®). The redesign focuses on the vertical reporting between districts, via their ITC and the Ohio Department of Education.

The EMIS redesign focuses on using the following SIF components:

  • Zone Integration Servers (ZIS);
  • SIF Agents;
  • Data Collector; and
  • SIF Vertical Reporting Framework (VRF).

Click here to find frequently asked questions regard the EMIS Redesign and how it affects stakeholders.

Click here to find information relative to an overview of EMIS.

Last Modified: 9/27/2018 3:21:07 PM