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1 Boise, Idaho May 11-14, 2010 Applied Database Management & Information Delivery Non-Standard Tables Steve Rosenow National Crosswalk Service Center

2 Boise, Idaho May 11-14, 2010 Applied Database Management & Information Delivery Non-Standard Tables Civilizations in decline are consistently characterized by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity. Arnold Toynbee

3 Boise, Idaho May 11-14, 2010 Applied Database Management & Information Delivery Non-Standard Tables Session Objectives 1.Answer: Why have this page/collection of tables? 2.Define the types of files found there 3.Introduce you to the current collection of non-standard tables 4.Share our hopes and plans for this resource Jackalope – Non-standard animal Bonus Slide

4 Boise, Idaho May 11-14, 2010 WID Non-Standard Tables History Lesson ALMIS/WID Database is constantly evolving: Versions 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 Changes have several origins: New data Coding changes State DBA input Non-Standard tables page added in June, 2003 Data to be used with the WID Prototype tables for testing for future versions Applied Database Management & Information Delivery Non-Standard Tables

5 Boise, Idaho May 11-14, 2010 Applied Database Management & Information Delivery Non-Standard Tables Path to NCSCs WID Non-Standard tables page NCSC Home Page:

6 Boise, Idaho May 11-14, 2010 Applied Database Management & Information Delivery Non-Standard Tables Path to NCSCs WID Non-Standard tables page – step 2

7 Boise, Idaho May 11-14, 2010 Applied Database Management & Information Delivery Non-Standard Tables NCSCs WID Non-Standard tables page

8 Boise, Idaho May 11-14, 2010 External databases (designed to be used with the ALMIS Database) Supplemental files – go beyond content of structure document Tables for future versions Applied Database Management & Information Delivery Non-Standard Tables NCSCs WID Non-Standard tables page table categories

9 Boise, Idaho May 11-14, 2010 : Minimal O*NET content in the WID Content kept separate Choice of multiple O*NET versions Some O*NET content updated regularly, some not O*NET updates completely independent of WID versions Non-standard tables page can have up to three versions: Version 4.0 – Pre-data collection Production Version (October) Development Release (June) Applied Database Management & Information Delivery Non-Standard Tables NCSCs WID O*NET databases

10 Boise, Idaho May 11-14, 2010 NCSC O*NET Database Directory Links to databases for all Versions (98 through 14.0) Includes link to development release (when available) Links to supplemental and crosswalk files Applied Database Management & Information Delivery Non-Standard Tables NCSCs O*NET Database Directory

11 Boise, Idaho May 11-14, 2010 WID Non-Standard Tables Tables for future versions Data structure or coding dont fit current version Employment projections, Employer database Prototype tables Demographics Career clusters and pathways Applied Database Management & Information Delivery Non-Standard Tables

12 Boise, Idaho May 11-14, 2010 Tables for future versions: Employer Database (May 2009 contract) National Employment Projections Population Demographics Career Clusters and Pathways Job Benefit Surveys Special Identifier Employment Table Employment Initiative Tracking Tables Applied Database Management & Information Delivery Non-Standard Tables

13 Boise, Idaho May 11-14, 2010 Applied Database Management & Information Delivery Non-Standard Tables Question: How does a table wind up on the Non-Standard tables page? Answer: Someone makes a suggestion. Your mission: Create a table that tracks state and county output of our domestic widget industry. Structure Document

14 Boise, Idaho May 11-14, 2010 Applied Database Management & Information Delivery Non-Standard Tables Data Table Creation: Questions to consider Any standard data table elements? Descriptive variables Keys: Primary Foreign New or existing lookup tables

15 Boise, Idaho May 11-14, 2010 WID Licensing Tables – process for ACINet a)States send licensing tables (LICENSE, LICAUTH, LICXONET) to the NCSC (Workforce Information Grants require updates once every two years) b)The NCSC checks for internal consistency and compatibility with ACINet application c)The NCSC and the state work out solutions to any issues identified. d)Quarterly updates are sent to ACINet Applied Database Management & Information Delivery Non-Standard Tables

16 Boise, Idaho May 11-14, 2010 WID Licensing Tables – NCSC Services to States Version Conversion – ACINet uses structure based on Version of the ALMIS Database Uses license-occupation crosswalk file LICXONET – similar to WID LICXOCC Utilizes O*NET-SOC 2009 Occupations Licensing-occupation crosswalk enhancement – possibility of multiple occupations per license Applied Database Management & Information Delivery Non-Standard Tables

17 Boise, Idaho May 11-14, 2010 WID Licensing Tables – Internet Resources Applied Database Management & Information Delivery Non-Standard Tables

18 Boise, Idaho May 11-14, 2010 Applied Database Management & Information Delivery Non-Standard Tables Session Objectives Review 1.Answer: Why have this page/collection of tables? 2.Define the types of files found there 3.Introduce you to the current collection of non-standard tables 4.Share our hopes and plans for this resource 4.Share our hopes and plans… DBA surveys reveal state DBAs imagination and innovation Tables added by DBAs, frequently because of customer requests Share those structures on the Non-Standard Tables page

19 Boise, Idaho May 11-14, 2010 Contact us Mail: National Crosswalk Service Center Department of Education 400 East 14 th Street Des Moines, IA Telephone: Home Page: Applied Database Management & Information Delivery Non-Standard Tables


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