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ADE Data Center - Calendar Module Release

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Information Technology (OIT) is pleased to announce the release of a new Calendar module on the ADE Data Center.The Calendar module is accessible using the URL below:

https://adedata.arkansas.gov/calendar

 

In order to simplify locating calendar events, the Calendar is divided into 3 main categories:

  1. IS Events: The Information Systems (IS) Events captures all major ADE education information systems releases, closure and data publishes.
  2. Meetings: The Meetings captures all public meetings that happen at ADE location: 4 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas
  3. Announcements: The Announcements capture all major ADE announcements.

 Features of the Calendar Module:

  • Ability to Share IS Events; Meetings and Announcements information via one-click Share option.

  • Add to Calendar option for entire IS Events; Meetings and Announcements in the form of ADE Calendar .ics file.

  • Ability to add individual calendar events to your own outlook calendar by clicking on date hyperlink.

  • Ability to exports Calendar events in PDF format.

  • Ability to export Calendar events in Excel format.

  • Ability to Search by Current events or by full Calendar year.

 In order to add new events related to ADE Data Center - Calendar, please e-mail your request to ADE.ITServices@Arkansas.Gov.

2018 ADE School Performance Report Card releasing April 15 on My School Info

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the 2018 ADE School Performance Report Card on My School Info (MSI) data portal, scheduled for April 15. The data in the report cards pulls from certified Statewide Information System (SIS) cycle data, post-appeals student assessment data, post-appeals graduation rates data, Standard Annual Accreditation System (SAAS), Annual Statistical Reports (ASR) and Child Nutrition Unit.

The 2018 ADE School Performance Report Card has several new modules as listed below:

  1. Overview Module: Replaced by earlier General module
  2. Growth Module
  3. English Language Proficiency for ELL Module
  4. School Quality and Student Success (SQSS) Module
  5. Graduation Module: Graduation Rates module is now an independent stand-alone module
  6. Teacher Module: A more expansive Teacher module.
  7. School Expenditures Module:  Replaced by School Funding module and now a much more expansive module
  8. Alternatively Assessed Module
  9. Cross-tab Module
  10. Long Term Goals Module

Report Card Module: https://myschoolinfo.arkansas.gov/Content/SRCModules.pdf

The following two modules have been removed from 2018 ADE School Performance Report Card:

  1. Achievement – Norm Referenced Module
  2. School Choice Module

To access the individual LEA 2018 School Report Card, visit My School Info site at:

https://myschoolinfo.arkansas.gov/

Search for your school or district using the Schools or District tab, followed by clicking on the Report Card tab.

To access the State-level 2018 School report Card, go to the direct link within My School Info site at:

https://myschoolinfo.arkansas.gov/State/Detail

The 2018 ADE School Performance Report Card review period was open from April 1, 2019 thru April 8, 2019 using My School Info secured log-on mode.

Release of new Statewide Information System Reports (SISR) Portal

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) – Office of Information Technology (OIT) is pleased to announce the release of an upgraded Statewide Information System Reports (SISR) or commonly known as ‘Statewide Reports’ on ADE Data Center under Information and Data Portals category.

Statewide Reports can be accessed using the below URL:

https://adedata.arkansas.gov/statewide

New Features and Update

The new features and updates included in this version are listed below:

  • Inclusion of high-level report counts Dashboard on homepage of Statewide Reports
  • Automatic inclusion of notification message on homepage of Statewide Reports
  • Integration of ACT Reports Portal within Statewide Reports
  • Integration of Accountability Reports Center Portal within Statewide Reports
  • Inclusion of XML outputs for Reports downloads along with existing other reports downloads like Excel, CSV and PDF
  • Ability to Share Reports using the Share Feature.
  • Inclusion of Search feature by Report Categories within Statewide Reports.
2019 - 2020 Statewide Information System (SIS) Handbook Published on ADE Data Center

The 2019 - 2020 Statewide Information System (SIS) handbook has been published on the ADE Data Center website. The SIS handbook is released on March 1st of every year.  The Statewide Information System is updated yearly; either to remove data elements that are no longer needed, modify current data collection items per cycle and/or, to add new data elements as required by Ad-hoc, State and Federal reporting requirements. 

On a high-level overview, this year the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is making changes in few areas to improve the over-all data collection process. A summary of the changes in the form of SIS additions, modifications and deletions is attached with the memo. This changes also highlight the SIS table name and data fields along with SIS data collection and data source systems around which the change has been provisioned.

A detailed table with description for all the changes for 2019 - 2020 has been included under section “Data Changes for this Year’s SIS Handbook” of the SIS Handbook (at the end).

The 2019 - 2020 Statewide Information System (SIS) handbook is now published (posted) on the ADE Data Center under the District operations and Fiscal Governance tab: SIS à SIS Handbooks and available via the link: https://adedata.arkansas.gov/sis/SISHandbooks

Click on Download icon for SIS Handbook 2019 – 2020.

ADE Data Center Portal Revamp and Re-launch

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is pleased to announce the revamp and re-launch for ADE Data Center portal with improved content. The ADE Data Center is a collection of information systems; data tools and data reports for educators, policy makers, teachers, parents, school districts, and anyone interested in official data from the ADE.

The ADE Office of Information Technology (OIT) maintains this site, and most data is provided by Arkansas public school districts. The new features and updates are aimed at providing better user interface and, higher-level of user experience.

New Features and Updates

The new features and updates included in this version are listed as below:

  • Addition of Search feature for systems tools and information systems
  • Addition of systems tools and information systems point-of-contacts (POCs) and e-mail support
  • Integration of ADE Commissioner’s Memo system with ADE Data Center home page
  • Inclusion of dynamic introduction panel with focus on ADE Education Information Systems release, updates and upgrades
  • Categorization of systems tools based on established ADE Systems of Support: Academics; Human Capital (Licensure Tools); Student Support Services; District Operations & Fiscal Governance; Facilities and Transportation.
  • Addition of dedicated sections for system tools around Directory Applications and, Information & Data Portals
  • Includes updated Responsive Web Design features and subject-based stock images

To access the ADE Data Center portal, go to https://adedata.arkansas.gov.

Note: This is version 4.0 release for ADE Data Center.

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