Data System Management
Within the Division of Learning Services, the Office of Data System Management is responsible for the development and implementation of the Missouri Comprehensive Data System (MCDS) which will include the student-level record system. Core Data/Missouri Student Information System (MOSIS), a web-based data collection system of education-related statistics; and Grants & Planning, an instrument provided to schools to assist with federal grant applications and program planning. The MCDS also maintains the P-20 longitudinal data system used for research of student progress and achievement, postsecondary and workforce preparation, etc. The Office of Data System Management also coordinates school district data team training and certification regarding the use of data to improve classroom instruction. In addition, the office collects and generates data to meet federal reporting requirements and compliance, as well as provide data utilized in research and analysis that impacts policy decision-making.