Portland Public Schools: Using Data to Drive Performance

PPS is developing a data analysis tool to help it track and evaluate Key Performance Indicators across the schools in its system.

Perhaps the most exciting innovation PPS Foodservice Director Kristy Obbink and Business Systems Analyst Connie Smith are working on is a data analysis tool to let them regularly evaluate the department's performance using a number of key performance indicators (KPIs) that are established markers for well-run programs. The new approach will require building a data warehouse from the tables available from the WinSNAP software used at PPS, although the principles and approach can be used

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