ESP Solutions Group

ESP has provided expert services for two decades to state and local education and other government agencies to design, build, and improve decision support systems.  We understand how to translate national data standards into practical, working systems.  Essentially, ESP moves quality data from one agency to another and presents reports to decision makers in timely and usable format.  In the process, we ensure that the principles of data governance protect personally identifiable information while allowing maximum use of data with minimum burden imposed on the data providers.

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Data governance begins with a metadata dictionary tool to reduce your data reporting burden, designate official statistics, and create a calendar of all data activities by standardizing and documenting data element definitions across all collections, repositories, and reports/outputs.  DataSpecs does all this and much more.

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State Report Manager (SRM)

Automating reporting from local systems to the state education agency has been State Report Manager’s (SRM’s) success story for over a decade.  Districts have complete control over their data as SRM manages the entire process of consolidating, cleaning, formatting, certifying, and exchanging data between agencies to ensure the state receives perfect data every time.  

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The EDFacts Shared State Solution (ES3) is a complete system for a state’s EDFacts reporting.  Both unit and aggregate staging databases hold a state’s data for automated translation to compliant submission files.  ESP maintains the annual EDFacts requirements for participating states in the ES3 consortium.  A UI manages steps and reports provide audit assistance.

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ESP Solutions Group provides extraordinary insight™ into P20W (pre-kindergarten through workforce) data systems and psychometrics. Our team of industry experts pioneered the concept of “data-driven decision making” and now help optimize the management of our clients’ education/labor data.

View a brief newscast about ESP’s statewide longitudinal data systems below:

Latest Projects

Iowa Department of Education – Data Dictionary System Using DataSpecs (an ESP metadata inventory tool), ESP is working with the Iowa Department of Education to document collections, repositories, and outputs for reporting.

Missouri DESE – School Foods Report Development Project ESP and their partner IRG are working with Missouri DESE to analyze their existing School Foods Reporting System and develop a new data mart to streamline and facilitate the reporting process.

US Virgin Islands & Maine Departments of Education Department of Education – EDFacts Shared Data Solution ES3 is now managing and reporting their data to USED.

Our Services


A crucial success factor of any enterprise education data system is ...

EDFacts Shared State Solution (ES3)

Until now, EDFacts has required a state-by-state response.  A proven opportunity is ...

State Report Manager (SRM)

ESP Solutions Group’s State Report Manager (SRM)™ is a fully-automated reporting tool that ...

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What our client says

"ESP’s initial contract was completed within the original timeframe and budget, and DDOE retains a relationship with ESP ...
Reese Robinson – Delaware DOE