The Kentucky Department of Education collects, through enterprise data systems, student and financial data from K-12 schools and districts across the state. This data is required for federal and state reporting, and funding calculations, and is used for research and analysis to support data-driven decision making.
Data Collection and Use
KDE collects student and financial data from K-12 schools and districts across the state through enterprise data systems. This data is crucial for educators and policymakers to help students excel, and is required for federal and state reporting, and funding calculations, and used for research and analysis to support data-driven decision making.
KDE uses a robust cross-agency data governance structure to ensure efficient data collection, promote high data quality, guide appropriate data use and support affective data security.
KDE considers requests from external entities on a case by case basis.
Data Security and Privacy
KDE fills a critical role in developing and communicating best practices that build on the foundation of state and federal privacy laws, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
KDE publishes datasets annually by school year to assist with analyzing school, district, regional and state data from the School Report Card. Data sets include a Glossary tab with definitions for individual data fields.
Kentucky’s Open House is a one-stop shop for aggregated education data.
Office of Education Technology
Division of School Data Services
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2020 ext. 2208
Fax (502) 564-1519