Presentation on theme: "September 2011 Illinois State Board of Education “IBM Watson’s Response” How is Illinois Making Data Collection Easy?"— Presentation transcript:
September 2011 Illinois State Board of Education “IBM Watson’s Response” How is Illinois Making Data Collection Easy?
Agenda Welcome/Introductions History of Project Original Project Plan What have we learned Reports SIS Online Process Overview Student Course Assignment How do we improve on the process? Questions 2
Welcome/Introductions ISBE Key Team Members - Terry Chamberlain Division Administrator – Data Systems - Mark Williams Division Administrator – CTE - Dora WelkerPrincipal Consultant – CTE IBM Key Team Members - Howard HammelProject Manager - Adam LoweryLead Business Analysis - Jeremy SchoenBusiness Analysis - Cornelia (Neli) KelleyLead Developer 3
4 Welcome/Introductions If "IBM Watson" had responded to the Category – - CTE Data Collection - Student Information System (SIS) that Connects to the Longitudinal Data System (LDS), the correct answer would have been – - How is Illinois making data collection easy?
History of Project Understand Current Program Approval System (PAS) - Business Process - Architecture - Issues and Limitations Understand Current Illinois Student Information System (ISIS) - Business Process - Architecture - Issues and Limitations 5
History of Project Very labor intensive process - ISBE - EFEs - Schools ISBE personnel have no access to the following, once CD of approved courses is sent to the EFE: - Local courses mapping to regional courses - Course enrollments - Courses that the EFE are not offering Changes and enhancements are very difficult if not impossible 8000+ courses are not manageable Innovation / change is discourage Courses are being taught before they are approved 7
History of Project There is no direct correlation to the Student Information System - Demographics - Enrollments - Assessment Data - Program Indicators Annual Data Collection (There is no friendly way of retrieving of historical data) Limited current reporting and no historical reporting 233 copies of the course file that are never in synch Legacy system not keeping up with changes in technology - Costly - Time consuming - Less efficient 8
What have we learned Illinois State Course System (ISCS) (Formerly Career and Technical Education Course System (CTEC)) - Replacement for Program Approval System (PAS) - Users are ISBE and EFE directors - Limit of 300 Courses Student Information System (SIS) - Replacement for Illinois Student Information System (ISIS) - Users are ISBE and Home School Districts - Approximately 150,000 Students Schedule - Pilot in School Year 2011 (2010 – 2011) - State wide Implementation school Year 2012 (2011 – 2012) 10
What have we learned EFE Directors were able to assign courses to schools Students were not enrolled at the Area Career Centers (ACC) School Districts were able to submit Student Course Assignments Communication Issues exists 11
21 Student Course Assignment Student Course Assignment can be added or updated via the following: - Online - Batch Only the Home District can submit Student Course Assignment data Student does NOT need to be actively enrolled at the time of submission No student course assignments prior to school year 2011 (Earliest Student Course Start Date 07/01/2010) Serving school can only see courses on students for which they are serving
Mandatory Fields - Term (Semester) - State Course Code - Student Course Start Date - Section Number - Course Level - Course Credit - Articulated Credit - Dual Credit - Course Setting - Student Course End Date - Course Final Letter Grade/Completion Status (Term) 22 Student Course Assignment Optional Fields - Local Course ID - Local Course Title - Actual Attendance (Classes) - Total Attendance (Classes) - Course Numeric Grade (Term) - Maximum Numeric Grade (Term) - Single Parent Including Single Pregnant Woman (Reported for CTE Courses Only) - Displaced Homemaker (Reported for CTE Courses Only)
How do we improve on the process? Schools were not enrolling students at ACCs, Region Centers etc. - For 2012 school year, monitor school’s enrollments to ensure students are entered into the correct serving facilities. If problems are identified, work with the school district to resolve Schools were not identifying the serving RCDTS in the Student Course Assignment - For 2012 school year, monitor school’s Student Course Assignments to ensure the correct RCDTS are entered for the serving facilities. If problems are identified, work with the school district to resolve 32
How do we improve on the process? Questions - Schools and EFEs Area Career Centers and Region Centers have multiple RCDTS codes. -Districts will need to use the RCDTS code that ends in 01 Districts did not assign students to serving sites. -In FY 12, district must assign to appropriate serving sites -EFEs have the capability to review the Enrollment reports to make sure schools are assigning to appropriate serving sites in FY 12. Odin CHSD 700 and Odin SD 122 – Consolidated into Odin Public SD 722 – After 6-30- 11, FY 11 data is not showing up in the system for Odin CHSD 700. -Allow EFEs to see districts that have closed after 7-1--- to review reports. Reports are not as easy to review. Have to review across multiple reports. -Reports are being developed to show the courses assigned by the EFE and include the summary information from the district at the same time. EFEs and ACCs are not familiar with SIS at the district level. -Allow EFEs and ACCs to have access to SIS (View Only). 33
How do we improve on the process? Questions EFE just now noticed they did not assign a course to a school for FY 11. -Courses must be assigned to the school prior to instruction. Make sure the course is assigned for FY 12. EFEs do not know where to go to assist districts in correcting their data. -There are many resources on the SIS webpage. If additional assistance is needed, have them call the helpdesk. SIS contacts and EFEs do not know the deadline for correcting data. -All corrections for FY 11 be done and uploaded by the district by October 1, 2011. 34