Maximizing Opportunities Using The Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive

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Maximizing Opportunities Using The Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive

  1. 1. MAXIMIZING OPPORTUNITIES USING THE OHIO LONGITUDINAL DATA ARCHIVE Sunny L. Munn, PhD OERC Postdoctoral Researcher & Project Manager Lisa Neilson, PhD OLDA Research Associate D a t a D r i v e n ’ 1 3 | 9 . 27. 2 01 3
  2. 2. AGENDA  OERC Introduction  Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive Overview  Longitudinal Data in the News  Data and Access Procedures  Opportunities for research and policy development  Question and Answer 9.27.2013 1
  3. 3. CREATING AND BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS The Ohio Education Research Center is a network of Ohiobased researchers and research institutions, that develops and implements a statewide, preschool-through-workforce research agenda to address critical issues of education practice and policy. 9.27.2013 2
  4. 4. OERC OBJECTIVES PRIMARY OBJECTIVES  Build data archive (OLDA)  Conduct research and evaluation projects  Translate research into actionable practices  Increase access to high quality knowledge 9.27.2013 3
  5. 5. OERC OBJECTIVES PRIMARY MISSION Make research practical Relevant to current problems of practice Connect research to current policy issues Provide evidence for policy decisions Build relationships with education stakeholders Practitioners and policy leaders 9.27.2013 4
  6. 6. OERC RESEARCH PRIMARY OBJECTIVES 1) State Success Factors: 2) Standards and Assessments 3) Improving with Data 4) Teachers and Leaders 5) Improvement and Innovation 6) STEM Education Initiatives 7) Early Childhood Education 8) Future-Ready Students 9.27.2013 5
  7. 7. OHIO LONGITUDINAL DATA ARCHIVE Comprehensive data System linkages Testing and outcome data Access to consistent and updated documentation Health & Family Workforce Higher Ed. Education 9.27.2013 6
  8. 8. ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS AS DATA Purpose Coverage & Content Quality Control Cost of Data Collection Respondent Burden Administrative Records Administrative Defined by administrative requirements Variable None outside of program administration None outside of program administration Survey Data Research Defined by research objective More tightly controlled Variable Variable 9.27.2013 7
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  10. 10. WHAT ABOUT OHIO? 9.27.2013 9
  11. 11. PRACTICAL RELEVANCE 9.27.2013 10
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  13. 13. 1-Yr Earnings of Ohio’s Higher Education Graduates Median Annual Total Wages (Unadjusted) $60,000 THE DATA $50,000 $40,000 Natural Sciences Physical Sciences Education $30,000 Business Health $20,000 Social Sci/Humanities Public & Other Services Arts $10,000 $0 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Highest Degree Graduation Year 9.27.2013 12
  14. 14. THE DATA 9.27.2013 13
  15. 15. THE DATA BEHIND THE ANALYSIS Select Graduates (HEI) Link Grads to Their Employers (UI Wages) Link Employers to Industries (QCEW Employer Enterprise) 9.27.2013 14
  16. 16. WORKFORCE DATA QUALIT Y INITIATIVE Focus on integration of workforce and education data Development of longitudinal data systems Improved data quality and breadth of workforce data systems Useful information to guide policy and consumer decisions 9.27.2013 15
  17. 17. WDQI GRANTEES 9.27.2013 16
  18. 18. DATA ACCESS PROCESS Request agency approval Secure access to approved de-identified variables Share findings 9.27.2013 17
  19. 19. USING THE OLDA Request agency approval: IRB Research Request for Data Data Sharing Agreements 9.27.2013 18
  20. 20. USING THE OLDA 9.27.2013 19
  21. 21. OLDA PROJECTS Apprenticeship outcomes Financial Aid outcomes STEM graduate outcomes Teacher supply and demand Dropout experiences in higher education Shale industry economic outcomes STEM school evaluation Economic outcomes of higher education graduates 9.27.2013 20
  22. 22. CONTACTS & INFORMATION  Josh Hawley, OERC Director, hawley.32@osu.edu  Sunny L. Munn, munn.12@osu.edu  Lisa Neilson, Lisa.Neilson@chrr.osu.edu  OERC website, oerc.osu.edu  Ohio Analytics website (TBA), ohioanalytics.gov  OLDA Investigator (metadata), chrr.ohio-state.edu/investigator 9.27.2013 21

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