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Arkansas Department of Education launches its online ADE Tech Plan Submission System!

Arkansas Department of Education launches its online ADE Tech Plan Submission System!

The ADE Technology Plan Submission System (ATPS) is a new tool available on the Arkansas Data Center. ATPS provides a single location process by which local education agencies across the state can submit and store local technology plans.

The Arkansas Department of Education no longer requires local education agencies to submit technology plans for state review and approval. Although technology plans will no longer be submitted for review and approval, local education agencies are encouraged to continue planning for their information technology needs.

The Arkansas Tech Plan Submission System (ATPS), including tutorials, can be accessed at the following web address: https://adedata.arkansas.gov/atpsmain/.

Authorization and Access to ATPS is through Single Sign-On (SSO) and not TRIAND. ATPS users will need a State Single Sign-On username and password to log-on to ATPS with their Job Function set and approved as “Technology Coordinator”.

 E-Mail Support:  adetechplan@arkansas.gov.                    

 

 

 

 

Arkansas Department of Education launches 4 New Systems of Accountability!

Arkansas Department of Education launches 4 New Systems of Accountability!

Four (4) new Systems of Accountability were launched by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) on August 21, 2014. The divisions of Research & Technology and Public School Accountability have been instrumental in building these systems. All systems need Triand credentials (User ID and password) to log-on.

  1. 2014 ESEA Preliminary Reports: URL - https://adedata.arkansas.gov/arc
  2. Arkansas Student Growth Trajectory Portal: URL - https://adedata.arkansas.gov/asgt
  3. Assessment Correction Engine: URL - https://adedata.arkansas.gov/ace
  4. Student Ordinal Assessment Rank (SOAR) Data Portal: URL - https://adedata.arkansas.gov/sdp
SunGard K-12 Education Celebrates Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas Schools

SunGard K-12 Education Celebrates Arkansas Department of Education, Arkansas Schools

At the Arkansas’ Second Annual Data Conference held on August 7-8, 2014, SunGard K-12 Education recognized the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas school districts for their remarkable strides in using data to answer relevant and insightful questions about teaching and learning. At the conference, themed Using Data as a Flashlight, Chris Everleth, SunGard K-12 Education’s vice president of development, presented a plaque to Michael Hernandez, Arkansas Department of Education deputy commissioner, recognizing the state’s accomplishment as being the first of only two states to have achieved the Data Quality Campaign’s 10 targets for ensuring effective data use.

According to Cody Decker, the Division’s Assistant Commissioner and Chief Information Officer, the ADE Data Center plays a vital role in supporting the state’s commitment to use data as a flashlight for illuminating opportunities to enhance teaching and learning while preserving and protecting the confidentiality of protected student information.

For details regarding the news post, click on the below link:

http://sungardk12.com/arkansas_department_of_education/

To read SunGard K-12 Education’s recent case study about the ADE Data Center, please CLICK HERE.

Interim Board Interim Board Jacksonville/North Pulaski School Application Released!

Interim Board Interim Board Jacksonville/North Pulaski School Application Released!

The Division of Research and Technology has built a new application in the form of Interim Board Interim Board Jacksonville/North Pulaski School Application for the ADE Commissioner's Office. The tool is accessible thru the ADE Data Center. The application was launched on August 14, 2014.

Website URL: https://adedata.arkansas.gov/iba

Arkansas Student Intervention System launched!

Arkansas Student Intervention System launched!

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is pleased to announce a new system to manage and monitor student interventions, the Arkansas Student Intervention System (ASIS).  The system was piloted with six school districts in Spring 2014 and will launch for all school districts in August 2014.  The launch parallels implementation of the eSchoolPlus student management system. 

ASIS is web-based and allows educators to create Intensive Reading Interventions (IRI) and Academic Improvement Plans (AIP) for enrolled students in the areas of Mathematics, Literacy, and Science.  ASIS provides educators with the ability to monitor student progress and modify student interventions depending upon the needs of the student throughout the school year.  In addition, teachers may also generate a Student Academic Report (SAR) to be printed alongside the AIP or IRI. The SAR provides a snapshot of the students overall academic status and is typically used a discussion piece with the student’s parent or guardian.

Built based on educator feedback, ASIS was designed to provide educators with intervention information in an accessible, intuitive, and easy to use format.  ASIS will integrate with the Arkansas StudentGPS dashboards, which will also be available to all districts in August 2014.

Website URL:  https://adedata.arkansas.gov/asis/ 

E-Mail Support:  ade.asis@arkansas.gov.

Arkansas Department of Education Roster Verification System launched!

Arkansas Department of Education Roster Verification System launched!

The Division of Research and Technology has built a new application in the form of Roster Verification System (RVS) for the school districts. The system is accessible thru the ADE Data Center and requires Triand Credentials to log-on. The application was launched on June 30, 2014.

The RVS allows teachers to verify their current class rosters for accuracy and pulls data nightly from eSchoolPlus Master Schedules.

Website URL: https://adedata.arkansas.gov/rvs

Arkansas Department of Education Abstract of Assessment Reporting System launched!

Arkansas Department of Education Abstract of Assessment Reporting System launched!

The Division of Research and Technology has built a new system in the form of ADE Abstract of Assessment Reporting System (AARS). The Abstract of Assessment Reporting System (AARS) is a collection of data and reports used by Fiscal and Administrative Services/Financial Accountability for state funding calculations. The assessment data is submitted by each county official on or before March 15 each year in compliance with A.C.A. §6-20-2201(g)(1). The system was launched on June 19, 2014 and will be used by ADE, Division of Fiscal and Administrative Services.



Website URL:
https://adedata.arkansas.gov/aars

Arkansas StudentGPS Dashboards - Opened to All Districts!

Arkansas StudentGPS Dashboards - Opened to All Districts!

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is pleased to announce all school districts will have access to the Arkansas StudentGPS Dashboards beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.  StudentGPS was available to all eSchoolPlus districts in the 2013-2014 school year, and the majority of districts eligible to use the dashboards opted to take advantage of this no-cost tool for teachers and administrators.  As a prerequisite, districts must use the eSchoolPlus student management system in order to use the dashboards. The dashboards require no additional data beyond what is already entered into eSchoolPlus. 

Reviews from educators have been positive and focused on the ease-of-use and the breadth of daily-updated student data.   The dashboards enforce FERPA privacy protections (student data is restricted to those with a legitimate educational interest) and operate under Single Sign On.    

Examples of data in the dashboards include:

  • Student Demographic Information
  • State & Local Assessment Data
  • Grades & Credits
  • Daily and Classroom Attendance
  • College & Career Readiness Indicators
  • Local assessment data for DIBELS 6th, DIBELS Next, DSA, DRA, & STAR NEW!
  • Interventions for students NEW!
  • Dynamic Watch Lists NEW!

Website URL:  https://adedata.arkansas.gov/sgps/ 

E-Mail Support:  ade.studentgps@arkansas.gov.

Arkansas Department of Education launches Identity Management Service

Arkansas Department of Education launches Identity Management Service

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) launches its own Identity Management Service (IMS) on May 15, 2014. The ADE IMS is a multi-functional website developed for K-12 Public Schools across Arkansas. It is the result of a Data Quality initiative conducted by the Division of Research & Technology at the Arkansas Department of Education.

The purpose of the IMS is to enhance student data quality in school districts. A result of effective Data Quality Management and innovation in Entity Resolution, the IMS is an effort to increase the efficiency of the maintenance and management of student records.  The system is currently open only to ADE State-level Reviewers.

Website URL: https://adedata.arkansas.gov/ims

Arkansas Department of Education ARVA Portal System launched!

Arkansas Department of Education ARVA Portal System launched!

The Division of Research and Technology has built a new system in the form of Arkansas Department of Education ARVA Portal System (AAPS). The system was launched on May 8, 2014 and will be used by ADE, Division of Fiscal and Administrative Services and Arkansas Virtual Academy (ARVA); LEA # 6043700 staff (using Triand log-on credentials).

The portal will update after each enrollment cycle with information that shows students enrolled in ARVA for the quarter and their corresponding enrollment for the first three quarters of the prior school year. This data will be used for billing schools that have lost students to ARVA. The data will be used by ARVA to verify that their application data matches the ADE data.



Website URL:
https://adedata.arkansas.gov/aaps

2014 Educator Preparation Performance Reports Released!

2014 Educator Preparation Performance Reports Released

The Division of Research & Technology in partnership with the Division of Human Resources/Licensure released the Educator Preparation Performance Reports (EPPR) effective May 1, 2014.

To continuously improve the quality of the state’s educator preparation programs (EPP), the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) worked collaboratively with the institutions of higher education to report data through Educator Preparation Performance Reports (EPPR). Identification of metrics and the report format were developed in collaboration with a representative committee from the 10 public and 8 private institutions with educator preparation programs in the state of Arkansas.

 

2013 Arkansas School Performance Report Card Released!

2013 Arkansas School Performance Report Card Released

The Division of Research & Technology in partnership with the Division of Public School Accountability released the 2013 Arkansas School Performance Report Card effective April 15, 2014.

The 2013 Arkansas School Performance Report was open for appeals and corrections process from February 28, 2014 thru March 16, 2014 for the school districts starting February 28, 2014. Independent communications to school districts and Commissioner’s Memo has already been released in the month of February 2014.

Website URL : https://adedata.arkansas.gov/src

The historical school performance reports and ESEA reports are available on the Archive Reports Center accessible via the URL https://adedata.arkansas.gov/arc/ .

ADE Schools of Innovation Application Launced!

ADE Schools of Innovation Application Launced

The Division of Research & Technology in partnership with the Division of Learning Services released the ADE Schools of Innovation Application effective February 13, 2014.

The log-on is via Triand authentication and one would need district-level access to complete the online web-based application. The SOI application is in compliance with Act 601 provides districts with a means to adopt new or creative alternatives to existing instructional and administrative practices in order to improve academic performance and learning for all students

Independent communications to school districts and Commissioner’s Memo has already been released in the month of February 2014.

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PARCC IT Planning Survey Released!

PARCC IT Planning Survey Released

The Division of Research & Technology in partnership with the Department of Information Systems (DIS) released the PARCC IT Planning Survey (PIPS) effective February 11, 2014.

The log-on is via Triand authentication and one would need district-level access to complete the survey application. The survey application will be used and reviewed by the DIS APSCN LAN Techs and/or the COOP TC’s as well.  Independent communications to school districts and Commissioner’s Memo has already been  released in the month of December 2013.



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ADE Division of Research & Technology updates its ADE Data Center Website

ADE Division of Research & Technology updates its ADE Data Center Website

The ADE Data Center has been updated with a new design and improved content. The new site enables easier navigation across systems and online resources. The website is a collection of data systems, data tools and reports for educators, parents, policy makers, and others needing access to official education data from the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). This site is maintained by the ADE Division of Research & Technology and most data is provided by Arkansas public school districts.

New Features:

  • Revamped Homepage
  • Inclusion of dynamic introduction panel with focus on ADE Information Systems
  • Inclusion of Educators tab
  • Addition of Support feature
  • Updated Staff Page with emphasis on Educational Information Systems

Fast Facts about the ADE Data Center:

  • The site is visited on average 1,100 times per day.
  • The site contains over 2,500 certified data reports from school districts.
  • Over 30 systems/tools are accessible from the site. The most popular include:
    • Arkansas Educator Licensure System;
    • Arkansas Ed-Fi StudentGPS Dashboards;
    • Statewide Information System & ADE State Data Warehouse;
    • Course and Job Code Management Systems;
    • Standards Annual Accreditation System;
    • Contact Person Address Book; and the
    • Online Program Forms.

Visit the new site at https://adedata.arkansas.gov/

 Questions or comments?  Let us know by emailing ade.rtweb@arkansas.gov

 

 

Arkansas Department of Education implements Single Sign-On (SSO) for Educational Information Systems



Arkansas Department of Education implements Single Sign-On (SSO) for Educational Information Systems

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) in partnership with the Department of Information Systems (DIS) launched Arkansas Single Sign-On (SSO) system for state-provided educational applications effective January 7, 2014. The SSO project consisted of consolidating systems that store usernames/passwords into one as well as building a portal that will act as a “Launchpad” for accessing state-provided web based educational applications. The system is a web-based portal.

The first phase of SSO system will cover applications like Arkansas StudentGPS Dashboards and ADE Data Center Tools. IBM Cognos and eSchoolPlus systems will follow-on in phase 2 part of SSO implementation.

 The SSO portal includes user administration, self-password reset and other functionality to ensure accounts could be created and managed from one location.  Initially, the system would allow school district users to more easily access state-provided resources from one portal.   Eventually, the system should also allow district-approved “access managers” to more easily manage user accounts and their permissions/roles. 

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