Senate Bill 909 (2011) established the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB), along with the directive to establish a statewide longitudinal data system in order to provide policy makers and educators a tool to direct funds and methodologies to support continuous improvement within the Oregon educational system.
This directive was reaffirmed by Senate Bill 215 (2015) when the OEIB was redefined in its focus and mission to become the Chief Education Office (CEdO). The key elements for the Oregon Statewide Longitudinal Data System P-20W (OR-SLDS P-20W) have not changed.
After receiving approval from the State Chief Information Office Stage Gate process in early 2016, the Legislative appropriated about $6 million in funding for the Chief Education Office to complete the project.
The Chief Education Office completed development of the SLDS IT project in June 2018. The system currently connects data from the Oregon Department of Education, Higher Education Coordinating Commission, and Oregon Employment Department.