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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:

Click on Download icon for SIS Handbook 2019 – 2020.

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