Expertise

Information Technology

Metis provided technical assistance to help the Arkansas Department of Education to develop a statewide longitudinal data system.

Metis provides ongoing technical assistance to the Arkansas Department of Education in implementing its federally funded State Longitudinal Data System. The system collects and analyzes data on young people from kindergarten through age 20, supporting decision making at all levels of the education enterprise.

Metis Associates provides strategic IT consulting and develops technology solutions to address information-management needs for a wide spectrum of organizations. The systems that our staff delivers fulfill clients' need to better serve their constituents and meet today's requirements for evidence-based practice and outcome measurement.

Metis's systems professionals provide assistance to state, county, and municipal jurisdictions, carrying out assignments involving data and information management, statistical analysis, and IT strategic planning for business and project management. For smaller government jurisdictions or community-based nonprofits, we provide comprehensive systems development and technical support. Those solutions include building or integrating client-tracking systems or information repositories, developing Web-based applications, and providing a range of technical services—including data quality assurance, network support, help-desk functions, and technical training.

What sets Metis apart is that our staff combines extensive technology know-how with years of experience in the practical application of technology in education and human services. From the start of any project, we work to match clients' organizational needs with best programmatic and technical practices. Our IT staff is experienced in using a range of business- and systems-planning and development methodologies in a wide variety of programming languages and platforms. They are expert in evaluation design, statistics, logical and physical data structures, data quality assurance, confidentiality and security, and geographical information systems, among other areas. They serve not merely as technical specialists but also as business partners whose solutions provide real benefit to those our clients serve.