Education Technology

Data Requests

Published: 4/4/2024 1:33 PM

​​​​​​Before initiating the data request process, all requesters are encouraged to verify whether the desired data is already accessible in public data repositories. 

  • ED Data Express is an interactive site that provides the ability to access and explore state- and district-level education data provided by states to the U.S. Department of Education. The data can be downloaded into Excel or manipulated within the website. 
  • Kentucky School Report Card provides detailed information about each school and district, including test performance, teacher qualifications, student safety, awards, parent involvement, and much more. (2017-2018 to most recent SY)
  • ​​Open House is a one-stop-shop for Kentucky’s public education data and offers downloadable data sets.
  • Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYStats) provides a statewide longitudinal data system, responds to requests for data and information, and provides reports on a number of topical areas. 
  • National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing education data. NCES provides numerous publications and statistics to serve the research, education and other interested communities.​ ​​
Data Request and Approval Process

KDE requires submission of the KDE Online Data Request Form​ for all internal and external data requests, regardless of whether the request involves personally identifiable information. External data requests must be sponsored by a KDE associate commissioner. While KDE does not directly provide data for dissertation requests; doctoral students have the option to submit requests to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS)​, which may be able to offer assistance. 

KDE will consider each request on a case-by-case basis and base a decision on factors including alignment of the research with the department's research plan and the availability of staff resources. The requestor must provide all information necessary to evaluate the request within 90 days of the request or it will be rejected as incomplete.

A fully executed memorandum of understanding (MOU) is required for requests that include confidential or personally identifiable information (PII). Downloadable KDE-approved MOU templates are available below. The templates include provisions required by the Personal Information and Security Breach Investigation Procedures and Practices Act, KRS 61.931 et seq. If an MOU is required, the requestor must submit a completed MOU signed by the authorized agent within 90 days of the data request or the data request will be rejected as incomplete.

Upon notification that your data request has been approved and if an MOU is necessary, submit your proposed MOU to KDE via the KDE Data Request Mailbox.

KDE Data Sharing Agreement Templates

Refer to the FERPA Exceptions Summary​ to help identify what FERPA exception applies to the purpose and data use that you plan to propose.  


KDE Data Services 
Office of Education Technology
Division of School Data Services
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
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