Presentation on theme: "Data Management Student Information System Project Overview."— Presentation transcript:
Data Management Student Information System Project Overview
Outline Introduction Data Management Objectives Project Goals SIS Selection Process Project Time Line Advisory Committee Project Team
Introduction The First Nation Student Success Program (FNSSP) supports the development of school success planning, student learning assessments and performance measurement in individual First Nation schools. The FNSSP is an initiative that supports First Nation schools on reserve in their ongoing efforts to respond to their students needs and improve student and school results.
Database Management The Database Management component will enhance and support the collection and analysis of data on student and school performance which is critical to a schools ability to advance and track student achievement. It allows schools to set targets and monitor results and report to parents and communities on how students are doing. Data includes the day-to-day record keeping of students, grades, results of standardized testing and other academic assessments, including attendance.
Objectives 1.Streamline the school administrative tasks: – Easy to access student information – Attendance – Grades – Academic history – Demographics – Discipline – Contact information – Health information – Standard testing information
Objectives (Contd) 2.Streamline the management and aggregate data reporting tasks: – Nominal Roll – Special Education – Monthly attendance rates – Graduation rates – Drop-out rates – Literacy test results – Numeracy test results
Objectives (Contd) 3.Have rule-specific access to data management modules. 4.Have a Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and OCAP compliant structure. 5.Reduced requests from the Education Directors office for student information. 6.Maintain student confidentiality while providing access to staff members.
Objectives (Contd) 7.Configure system to schools unique specifications: – Teachers – Scoped to Life-Long learning – School information – Courses – Students – Report cards – Federal and provincial reporting – Additional modules as required for facilities, busing, scheduling, etc.
Project Goals The goals of the project to implement a Student Information System (SIS) are: – Implement a single SIS across all First Nations schools in Manitoba. – Implement a centralized repository for data management and reporting purposes. – Provide school-based and aggregate reporting to education authorities, schools, students, parents, the province of Manitoba, and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC). – Facilitate school improvement through data-driven decision making. – Implement a SIS that reflects the Provincial standard for learning outcomes. – Streamline school administrative tasks. – Reduce requests from the Education Directors office for student information. – Maintain student confidentiality – Configure SIS for schools unique specifications.
SIS Selection Process Project documented 317 requirements for SIS including: – Assessment – Attendance – Demographics – Discipline – Health – Scheduling – Special Education – Gradebook/Transcripts – Reporting
SIS Selection Process (Contd) RFP was sent to 6 potential vendors: – Maplewood – Mayet (partnered with Protegra) – Dadavan – Trevlac – HARTS – Orion Software (partnered with Pearson)
SIS Selection Process (Contd) Based on how well the vendors met the requirements, each solution was scored and totaled. Vendors with the 3 highest score were short listed to demonstrate their solution. – Mayet – Maplewood – Dadavan
SIS Selection Process (Contd) Based on vendor demonstrations, each solution will be scored according to functionality, ease of use, and suitability of product. The vendor/solution with the highest score will be selected.
14 Technical Assessment – Hardware, network, and connectivity – Provide best practices and recommended upgrades/enhancements – Work with school to determine equipment needs/upgrades Addressing School Assessments
15 Staff Skill Assessment – Assess school staff computer skills and create customized training Provide training on Maplewood, MS Office, and general computer skills to school staff and teachers on ongoing basis. Provide training materials and Maplewood reference material in mulitple formats: hard copy, online, and Captivate demos. Training
16 Information Worker – Data Management will provide funding for an Information Worker for each community. – The Information Worker is under the supervision of the Director of Education. – The Information Worker is responsible for local administrative and system support of the implementation of the Student Information System (not technical support). Service Desk – The MFNERC has a Service Desk for Data Management that is available to answer any technical or software questions regarding Maplewood. Support
Milestones Achieved Year 1Year 2 Vendor DemonstrationsNov 25-26, 2009NA Select SIS VendorDec 8, 2009NA Customize SIS as RequiredCompleteIn Progress School Training and Technology AssessmentsComplete Conduct Training on SIS for all school staffCompletePending Configure SIS SecurityCompletePending Configure Report FormatsIn ProgressPending Install Required Hardware in SchoolsCompletePending Upgrade Internet Bandwidth as RequiredIn ProgressPending Data Conversion/TestingCompletePending Go Live DateSept 2010Sept 2011
18 CommuntiySchool Bunibonibee Cree Nation1972 Memorial School Oxford House Elementary School Fisher River Cree NationCharles Sinclair School Opaskwayak Cree NationJoe A. Ross School Sagkeeng First NationSagkeeng Anicinabe Community School Sagkeeng Anicinabe High School Sagkeeng Consolidated School Tataskweyak Cree NationsChief Sam Cook Mahmuwee Education Centre Wasagamack First NationsGeorge Knott School Waywayseecappo First NationsWaywayseecappo Community School Year 1 Schools
19 CommunitySchool Cross Lake First NationMikisew Middle School Otter Nelson River School Fox Lake First NationFox Lake Native Spiritual School Sapotaweyak Cree NationNeil Dennis Kematch Memorial School Brokenhead Ojibway First NationSargent Tommy Price Opaskwayak Cree NationOscar Lathlin Memorial School Keeseekoowenin First NationKeeseekoowenin School O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First NationDonald Ahmo School Sandy Bay Ojibway First NationIsaac Beaulieu Memorial School God's Lake Narrows First NationGods Lake Narrows First Nations School Year 2 Schools
Advisory Committee Purpose: – Assist with SIS vendor selection – Assist with creating policies and procedures regarding data management/storage/access for SIS – Develop governance policies
Project Team Howard Burston – Project Sponsor Paul Scott – Project Manager Jason Bailey – System Administrator Gary Page – Senior Trainer/Technical Writer Chris Guimond – School Trainer Adam Dyck – School Trainer Jonathan McKenzie – Technician Harvey Wastasecoot – Technician Michael Laferriere – Technician Theo Baschak - Technician Conrad Beck – Service Desk Giselle Morriseau – Administrative Assistant