INTERESTED IN CREATING MASHUPS? Here are some other optional datasets that might interest you:
Data.Virginia.Gov: This portal contains a variety of datasets made available by the Commonwealth of Virginia - including agrculture, health, commerce and trade, public safety and more,
Data.Gov: Portal contains a variety of federal data. Includes data, tools, and resources. 137,608 datasets are available.
Resources and Tools
The left navigation menu above includes links to several resources.
Resources - A document that includes links to mashup information, mashup code, tools, and resources; an educational data primer, a glossary of education terms and school report card accountability terminology.
Optional Data - Contains links to a variety of publicly available datasets to get you started in case you plan to create a mashup. They are not required and are not the only other datasets you can use. Apps you create may combine required data with any publicly available datasets.
Data Refresh Schedule - VDOE plans to refresh the current datasets periodically. The Data Refresh Schedule shows the tentative schedule for data refreshes.
REQUIREMENTS: Participants must use at least one of the seven datasets highlighted in the Required Data Catalog. See individual competition pages for more details / guidelines to guide apps development and instructions on how to enter.
HOW TO ACCESS VIRGINIA DATASETS
Once you have landed on the VDOE Data for Researchers and Developers Web page (accessed through the link above), scroll halfway down the page to the section that says, "Click on a Data Set below, for details."
To see a description of the dataset, access files, view data elements, and other information related to the reports, expand the individual dataset areas by clicking on each of the dataset names (e.g. "Fall Membership").
Catalog: Please note that the VLDS datasets are in aggregate form to ensure the privacy of individual student or educator data.