Center for Data Innovation and School Psychological Services

The Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center (MVESC) Center for School Psychological Services and Data Innovation provides a range of professional services to support the achievement of our students. By collecting current, specific and actionable information, we are able to help guide our members in decision-making and accountability at all levels of education operations and student interventions. We’re proud to be one of the only Educational Service Centers to offer data mining and analysis of this caliber in Ohio.

We deliver insights that help educators and students succeed.

This detailed data delivers important insights related to resilience and risk factors impacting learning and mental health. These important insights enable educators to enact required preventive and responsive measures. Through the support and guidance of our school psychologists, our teachers are better equipped to offer timely interventions that, in turn, support student success.

We partner and collaborate with experts in data mining.

Our researchers extract data from Information Technology Centers throughout Ohio to clean, compile and package the data for use by school districts. Our leadership currently is partnering with state and national agencies (OESCA and AESA) to provide data sets that inform funding and policies.

Center for Data Innovation and Center for Data Innovation and School Psychological Services Director Mike Fuller collaborates with Ohio University, The Ohio State University and the Ohio Department of Education on a variety of research initiatives. He recently co-authored a chapter in the Handbook of Rural School Mental Health and a research article in Children and Schools related to the school experiences of rural youths. His current work includes data visualization of chronic absenteeism, the utility of machine learning for early warning systems in school settings and longitudinal analysis of college enrollment success.

MVESC Data Sets and Data Tools

Engaging Data to Guide Education (EDGE Tool)

The EDGE Tool provides MVESC district-wide and discrete student information related to attendance/mobility, behavior and achievement. It also provides users a means to document and track interventions and basic reports. It’s our hope that educators, including teachers, principals and guidance counselors, will use this tool in a variety of ways to help students learn and teachers teach.

PKIDS Preschool Data Tool

Graduation Points Tracker

The Graduation Points Tracker is a web-based tool that can help your principals and counselors monitor student progress toward Ohio’s graduation requirements.

Early Warning System

In a collaborative partnership with Dr. Rayid Ghani, a Distinguished Career Professor in the Machine Learning Department and the Heinz College of Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University, we are building an early warning system that will identify, in elementary grades and beyond, students who are likely to enroll and succeed in college. This research is the first of its kind and will strongly support Ohio’s and our region’s efforts to ramp up college success.

Online Registration Systems

Our Data team can build and support custom online registration applications that will help move your current paper and pencil systems to a streamlined, web-based process.


American Psychological Association 

The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United States, with more than 121,000 members, including scientists, educators, clinicians, consultants and students

National Association of School Psychologists 

The National Association of School Psychologists is the major national professional organization for school psychologists in the United States. Its stated mission is to “represent and support school psychology through leadership to enhance the mental health and educational competence of all children.”

The Ohio School Psychologists Association 

The Ohio School Psychologists Association provides opportunities for the professional growth of school psychologists; promotes the advancement of ethical, legal and technical standards of professional school psychology; and promotes the profession of school psychology.

American Educational Research Association 

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.

National Center for Educational Statistics 

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.


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Ohio Department of Education 

US Department of Education 

Let’s work together to improve education.