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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.

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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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