What Is EMIS?
Established by law in 1989, the Education Management Information System (EMIS) provides the architecture and standards for reporting data to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). School districts, data processing centers operated by Information Technology Centers (ITCs), formerly Data Acquisition Sites (DA-Sites), and other EMIS reporting entities are linked for the purposes of transferring data to ODE.
EMIS is the statewide data collection system for Ohio’s primary and secondary education. Staff, student, district/building, and financial data are collected through this system. Staff data include demographic, attendance, and course information. Demographic, attendance, program, course, and test data are submitted to ODE at the student level. General school district and school building data, including financial data, are also reported through EMIS.