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ADE Division of Research & Technology launches its new reporting portal – My School Info.

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Division of Research and Technology is pleased to announce the launch of its new reporting portal – My School Info (MSI) which comes with three (3) diverse in-built modules (as listed below) to cater for a range of stakeholders in the form of school / district administrators; researchers; policy makers; education program offices; and parents to make informed decisions.

MSI Modules:

  1. My School Info – Search & Compare
  2. My School Info – Analyzer
  3. My School Info – Plus: Statewide Reports by LEA (Local Education Agency)

MSI portal provides easy mechanism and a hands-on experience for general public to search for Arkansas K-12 schools and/or, districts on a number of search criteria with the ability to compare/contrast common data points (as listed below) between selected districts/schools as well as comparing the to the Arkansas State Averages.  This site is maintained by the ADE Division of Research & Technology and most data is provided by Arkansas public school districts.

MSI Data Focal Points:

  • LEA Information: District Boundaries, Addresses, Contacts and School Status
  • Student: Attendance, Average Daily Membership, Course Enrollment, Demographics, Discipline, Dropouts & Withdrawals, Free/Reduced Lunch, Gifted & Talented, Graduates, Homeless, Home Language, Retention, School Choice
  • Finance: Expenditures, Millage, Property Values, Revenue, Transportation
  • Personnel: Classified Staff, Licensed Staff, Teachers (Race, Teaching Experience, Degrees), Licensed Salary Schedule by experience
  • State Assessments: ACTAAP, PARCC and ACT Aspire
  • National Assessments: NAEP and ACT

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

For feedback and improvement, please email comments directly to ADE Division of Research and Technology at ADE.RTWEB@Arkansas.Gov.

Acronym Translator, Course Codes and Job Codes updated on ADE Data Center

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Division of Research and Technology recently updated three more applications on its ADE Data Center homepage, as listed below:

  1. ADE Acronym Translator (AAT)
  2. Course Code Management System (CCMS)
  3. Job Code Management System (JCMS)

All three applications are responsible web design (Mobile & Tablet Compatible) with search by Key words, variations of sorting and export capability to Microsoft Excel. The upgrades are on the lines of department’s commitment to provide user-friendly applications along with high-quality, near real-time updated information on Acronyms, Course Code and Job Code information for public and school districts.

ADE Data Center Update

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Division of Research and Technology is releasing an updated ADE Data Center homepage along with four (4) new, mobile-friendly, Directory Applications listed below:

  1. ADE Employees Directory
  2. School Locator
  3. School Personnel Directory
  4. NCES ID Directory

The ADE Data Center website is a collection of data systems, data tools and informational 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 with Responsive Web Design (Mobile & Tablet Compatible)
  • The 4 Directory Apps allows users to search by keywords and key titles
  • Introduction of Index search by alphabets and numbers for the directory apps
  • Addition of App Statistics page on the main menu for ADE Data Center
  • Addition of Arkansas K-12 Profile page on the main menu for ADE Data Center
  • About Us menu for ADE Data Center expanded to include location and staff information

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

For feedback and improvement, please email comments to ADE Division of Research and Technology at ADE.RTWEB@Arkansas.Gov.

Note: It is recommended to view the new ADE Data Center on latest versions of Internet Explorer (IE 11 or, IE Edge), Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari.

2016-2017 Statewide Information System (SIS) handbook published on ADE Data Center

The 2016-2017 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 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 adding two new tables for data collection, namely the Contracted Non-Employee Table and the School Board Training Table.  Additionally, there are over 48 updates (add, delete, modify) to improve the over-all data collection process.  Few examples of new data elements are the addition of the Breakfast Programs, the Lunch Programs, the Academic Programs and the Enrichment Programs to the School Table. A summary table and description for all the changes for 2016-2017 has been included under section “Data Changes for this Year’s Handbook on page 158 through Page 161 of the 2016-2017 SIS Handbook.

The  2016-2017 Statewide Information System (SIS) handbook is now published on the ADE Data Center under SIS menu/icon and available via the link https://adedata.arkansas.gov/sis/SISHandbooks.aspx. 

The SIS implements the provisions of several Arkansas General Assembly enactments which mandate that the ADE make extensive use of information Technology (IT) at the state and the local levels to provide accurate and timely information to policy makers and to the reduce the state reporting burden. This is an important data collection and reporting process which requires continuous attention to detail throughout the year encompassing nine (9) submission cycles.  

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