Tennessee’s Department of Education recently deployed Oracle infrastructure software to better manage student data, Government Computer News reports. Specifically, the department is installing Oracle Database; Oracle Warehouse Builder; and components of Oracle Fusion Middleware including Oracle Application Server, Oracle Business Intelligence Standard Edition and Oracle Portal to comply with federal and state reporting requirements. The new programs enable the department and school district officials to track student records such as attendance, assessment, enrollment and truancy information, as well as identify areas in need of improvement, according to Oracle. Specifically, the Oracle-based data warehouse generates five reports including assessment data, which includes standardized assessment grades. Other reports cover attendance; exit status data such as enrollment, student withdrawals and graduation rates; discipline records; and truancy rates. The department also will be able to produce its annual state report card that assesses school performance, as well as allow school districts to access data on teacher qualifications (Walsh, GCN, 1/30/08).