Ohio Analytics is an administrative data partnership supporting education and workforce research priorities of Ohio’s public agencies and the Ohio Education Research Center. The goal of Ohio Analytics is to inform government policy and program decisions, and to generate new research-based knowledge. Ohio Analytics centralizes state administrative data into a single data repository, the Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive (OLDA), for education and workforce research.
The OLDA is maintained by The Ohio State University’s Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR). The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) retains ownership and control of the OLDA. The OLDA was created in 2010 under a Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) grant that was competitively awarded to ODJFS by the United States Department of Labor (DOL). A second round WDQI grant was awarded to ODJFS in 2013 to expand and enhance the OLDA.
The OLDA contains administrative records from ODJFS, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD). The OLDA allows researchers to analyze the education, training and work experiences of Ohioans over time to more accurately assess the effectiveness of workforce and education programs, services, and policies and to identify gaps that can be addressed for the overall improvement of Ohio’s workforce and education systems.
Visit the Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive Bibliography to see information about studies and products that use OLDA data.