Arkansas & Delaware Achieve DQC's 10 State Actions!
Arkansas is one of two states leading the nation in using data effectively to improve education. For the first time ever, two states – Arkansas and Delaware have achieved all of Data Quality Campaign’s (DQC) 10 State Actions to Ensure Effective Data Use. These two states have marshaled the leadership, policies, and resources to overcome the barriers of turf, trust, technical issues, and time that many states still face.
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ADE Triand Support
Triand is a web-based data service for teachers and serves as the official transcript system for Arkansas public schools. The updated tutorials and podcasts provide step-by-step instructions for users to navigate the system. Whether you are new to the system or just need a refresher, these downloadable tutorials and videos will ensure you are able to access the student data you need to be successful in your role.
The tutorials can be accessed from the ADE Triand Support site located on the ADE Data Center: https://adedata.arkansas.gov/triandsupport/
Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-1907(c), created by Act 1227 of 2013, requires the Arkansas Department of Education to collect data from school districts on the number of school choice transfers and to report its findings to the House and Senate Education Committees by October 1 of each year.
To facilitate the data collection, ADE has developed a new system in the form of Public School Choice Data Tracking System (PSCS). The system is located on ADE Data Center at https://adedata.arkansas.gov/pscs and can be accessed by any district-level user with a valid Triand Username and password. The system is designed in a way to collect data on school choice transfers of students both into and out of each district. District Administrators are asked to complete the data entry for their districts by September 30, 2013.
The ADE built a bandwidth survey site in the form of District Bandwith Information Survey for school districts to use as an authoritative place to house data on bandwidth. The survey has been pre-populated with data from APSCN and the DIS. It is intended to be a living database that can be maintained throughout the school year. The survey will be announced via an ADE Commissioner’s Memo later today, but we wanted to give you a heads-up as well.
The survey can be accessed with any valid district-level Triand Username & Password at the following URL on the ADE Data Center: https://adedata.arkansas.gov/dbi/
The ADE is requesting that you review the bandwidth data, update as necessary and submit it to the ADE by Monday, August 19. We’ve attempted to pre-populate as much as possible to reduce the amount of data entry, but there are some questions, particularly those about future planned bandwidth purchases, we’re unable to pre-populate.
There are notable questions on upload bandwidth, line type and local network (LAN) configurations that are not on the survey. These may be added in the future. We’ve attempted to limit the survey to the most pressing questions from the Quality Digital Learning Study Group and the FASTER Arkansas committee.
Community Advisory Board Application System (CABAS)
Research and Technology has built a new system in the form of Community Advisory Board Application System (CABAS) for ADE Commissioner's Office . The tool is accessible thru the ADE Data Center.
Here’s the direct URL: https://adedata.arkansas.gov/cabas/
Arkansas Ed-Fi Dashboards - Educational Dashboards to Promote Data-Driven Decisions in the Classroom
Educators across the state will soon have access to the state’s first educational dashboard system designed with the help from educators across Arkansas! The Arkansas Ed-Fi Dashboards will empower educators with relevant, timely, student-centric information that will enhance data-decision making in the classroom to improve student achievement.
In the 2013-2014 school year, all districts who have implemented eSchoolPlus (Phases 1-3) will have access to the dashboards. The remaining districts will be added in alignment with their eSchoolPlus implementation.
Examples of student data available in the dashboards include:
• Demographic Information
• Grades & Credits
For questions or to receive more information on the Arkansas Ed-Fi Dashboards, please contact Holly Glover at 501-683-4230 or email@example.com
Beginning with its 2005 award of a Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) grant from the Department of Education's Institute of Educational Sciences, the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) has deployed new data systems to support improvements in teaching, learning, and student performance in the state.
ADE has asked Metis Associates, an independent research and evaluation firm, to help them learn how educators are actually using the data that are available in schools. To that end, we are requesting that all teachers, school administrators, district administrators and co-op staff complete a survey to learn about your experiences with data systems that are currently deployed, and how you use such data.
Every person who completes the survey will be entered into a drawing for an iPad. Two iPads will be awarded.
The survey can be found by following this link:
Please complete the survey as fully and candidly as possible by April 12, 2013. Your individual responses will be anonymous. We thank you in advance for your patience and the time you spend in completing this survey.
If you have any questions or concerns about this survey please contact Lori Ramsey at 1-877-638-4769 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Research and Technology has built a new system in the form of Data Request Management System (DRMS) to receive and facilitate data requests. The tool is accessible thru the Statewide Information System Reports launch pad - https://adedata.arkansas.gov/statewide/.
Here’s the direct URL: https://adedata.arkansas.gov/drms/
Audience: The DRMS tool is only for External Agency data requester/users. ADE Employees will continue using SharePoint Report Management System (RMS) to log their data requests, as before.
Release of LEA Management System (LEAMS) and Contact Person Address Book (CPAB) Tools
The purpose of this announcement is to release of two major tools – LEA Management System (LEAMS) and Contact Person Address Book (CPAB) on the ADE Data Center website by the Research & Technology division. The LEAMS is updated automatically once the school data is updated in APSCN and the CPAB is automatically updated off each Statewide Information System (SIS) cycle submission. Both tools are based off data feeds from the district-certified data available in the ADE’s State Data Warehouse. All data files displayed on LEAMS and CPAB tools are easily exportable into Microsoft Excel format for an end-user.
LEA Management System (LEAMS)
LEAMS is one stop guide for all active LEA’s (Local Education Agency) for the current school year, 2012 – 2013. LEAMS displays LEA information (Number and Name) along with address information for all LEA’s across the state and has four major segments:
Direct Link - LEA Management System (LEAMS): https://adedata.arkansas.gov/leams/
Contact Person Address Book (CPAB)
CPAB is one stop guide for all levels (Co-op; District and School) of LEA contact person’s (coordinator’s) information for the current school year, 2012 – 2013. CPAB has six major segments:
Direct Link - Contact Person Address Book (CPAB): https://adedata.arkansas.gov/cpab/
Statewide Information System (SIS) Reports
The Research & Technology Division has updated the Statewide Information System (SIS) Reports on the ADE Data Center website. The number of publicly-accessible reports has more than doubled, now totaling close to 1500 reports, ranging from school year, 2004-2005 to school year, 2012-2013. Data Reports are available for a variety of subject areas at the State (SEA), County, District (LEA) and School levels. The reports are generated from the district-certified data available in the ADE’s State Data Warehouse.
Direct SIS Reports Website Link: http://adedata.arkansas.gov/statewide/
The site was designed with uniformity at all levels (State, County, District, and School). A dynamic ‘search capability’ was incorporated into site to make it user friendly. Below are some of the new features implemented on the site:
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