Information Technology Services

GEMS Data Warehouse

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 8:35 am

The first iteration of GEMS, the 'Student Achievement' domain, was presented at the 2012 Assessment and Data Conference on January 18-20.  The GEMS web portal was very well recieved and many people are very excited about the capabilities of having the tools to access and analyze the data the OPI has collected from our schools and districts over the years.

The GEMS web portal will "go live" with the 'Student Achievement' domain in the next couple of weeks.  Secure users at the schools and districts who have been granted access will recieve notification of their password and a link to GEMS when that time comes.  The site will be released first to schools and districts in order to give them a chance to use the portal and go through their data prior to the public having access.  GEMS will likely be released to the public around April 2012. 

The second iteration of GEMS, 'Student Characteristics' and 'Program and Course Offerings' domains, are currently under design. Stakeholders at schools and districts who have volunteered to participate will once again be contacted to participate in the design review sessions to gain user input.  The second iteration of GEMS is planned to be implemented in early summer. 

Several face-to-face training sessions are being planned - stay tuned for invitations in the next couple of months.  

For more information, contact Jamey Ereth, 444-4409