TIDEL, Tulsa’s Integrated Data-system for Expanded Learning


Shared goal(s): Continue or Leverage existing partnerships to meet youth needs, Improve program quality


Beginning in 2017, The Opportunity Project engaged community partners in participating on a data design team. This team met over the course of 8 months and reviewed three separate data systems. The team created a list of system priorities which helped guide the decision making process.

In partnership with Cityspan, The Opportunity Project launched TIDEL, Tulsa’s Integrated Data-system for Expanded Learning during the Fall of 2019. This data management software gives youth-serving organizations a comprehensive method to track participation and document progress across programs, services & sites. TIDEL is also integrated with Tulsa Public School’s PowerSchool management system to allow for outcome data analysis as well as collecting other data points collected by the school district. TIDEL is also integrated with a youth outcome measurement tool, SAYO-Y, as well as the Weikart Youth Program Quality tools so organizations can have all of their program data in one place. By uniting real data requirements with a deep understanding of day to day operations, TIDEL is designed to be used easily, so that it will be used consistently.

Web site: https://tidel.cityspan.com/index.asp

Lead organization partners: The Opportunity Project, Cityspan, and Tulsa Public Schools

Kinds of organization: Advocacy/Intermediary Non-profit Organization, For-profit Company, School/School District

Participant population: Organization Staff/Volunteers, OST Partner Organizations

Youth development support targetted: Research/Evaluation

Primary funding source: Local Philanthropy, Private Philanthropic Foundation

Document: http://brightspots.forumfyi.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/TIDEL-1-pager-2020.pdf


Timeframe: Fall 2020 (Academic Year), Spring 2021 (Academic Year), Summer 2020, Summer 2021, Winter 2020 (Academic Year)

Location: Oklahoma

Total capacity: Not Applicable

Health and safety: Not applicable; We are not providing in-person supports.

How do you address inequity? 

Collecting and analyzing real time data will allow partners and organizations to make informed decisions, ensuring the most equitable outcomes. Partners are able to see what groups of students are succeeding and which groups need more supports.

Contact information: 

Paige Kennedy, The Opportunity Project, pkennedy@theopp.org


Common agenda: We are SUSTAINING this element.

Continuous communication: We are SUSTAINING this element.

Backbone support: We are SUSTAINING this element.

Mutually reinforcing activities: This element is EMERGING in our work.

Shared measurement: We are SUSTAINING this element.

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