Technology and Information Management Services

Oregon Department of Education Data Services

This relationship between the Oregon Department of Education and The Research Institute has a long history of service.  Brian Johnson brings to this contract over twenty-five years' experience as a data manager and analyst in the field of education.  Brian specializes in data quality issues, the integration of data from multiple sources, and the development of systems designed to get timely and meaningful data to school districts which can directly impact student learning and performance.

One product that exemplifies this skill is the Multi-Year Database that summarizes information on special education students collected as part of the annual Child Count.  Districts have access to current and archival interactive data displays that allow exploration of current special education demographics as well as over 25 years of past district level data.  Brian regularly works with data across the educational spectrum, from early childhood to post-secondary, and assists states with the implementation of changing federal special education regulations, including FERPA and the development of funding models.

Some of the recent projects that ODE has required of Brian have focused on using SPSS to analyze large special education data sets.

The Research Institute : Western Oregon University : 345 N. Monmouth Ave. : Monmouth, OR 97361
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