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1 GUIDELINES FOR COORDINATORS e-EDI. 2 The EDI has been in use since 1999 using a paper- based system and computerized spreadsheets to collect and manage.

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1 1 GUIDELINES FOR COORDINATORS e-EDI

2 2 The EDI has been in use since 1999 using a paper- based system and computerized spreadsheets to collect and manage EDI data. Over the past couple of years the School Readiness Team along with Health Research Computing have developed, and tested an electronic version of the EDI.

3 3 e-EDI Completion to date From 2005 to sites students Every year, based on teacher and coordinator feedback, changes and upgrades have been made to the system.

4 4 Receive a database from coordinator with critical variables included Assign EDI identification numbers (unique per child) EDI Administrator imports the data into the e-EDI system via the web The importing process performs certain consistency checks to ensure the data is complete and correct. Once these checks have passed successfully, the system is available to the teacher The system will automatically all the teachers with their log in name and password (site administrator will provide master copy to site coordinator) Teachers can log on to the system and complete their questionnaires Once finished they check the questionnaires for completeness and the data will be exported for analysis Outline of the e-EDI system

5 5 Step 1: e-EDI Commitment Coordinators must ensure commitment from school boards that all teachers in the board/site have the interest and technical means to pursue the e-EDI All teachers must have access to a web enabled computer All teachers must have an activated address School boards must ensure the site can be accessed by all school computers (firewalls) Site coordinators must be prepared to act as resource to all teachers

6 6 WHAT HAS BEEN DONE ALREADY? 1. School Boards are informed and onside 2. Paper or electronic version chosen

7 7 PHASE 1: Immediately 1. Data Sharing Agreements Signed by School Divisions Signed by School Divisions Send it back to us, we will sign it, and send you back the original Send it back to us, we will sign it, and send you back the original 2. Parent Information Letters To be sent home by School Division - The earlier the better! To be sent home by School Division - The earlier the better! If parent has concerns or wishes to have their child removed from project keep record and do not have teachers complete questionnaires If parent has concerns or wishes to have their child removed from project keep record and do not have teachers complete questionnaires

8 8 PHASE 1: Immediately 3. Complete Database Template Site Name: Site Coordinator: School Board: School Name Teacher Name Childs First Name Childs Last Name Childs Local ID Classroom Time Pleasant Mrs. Doubtfire Johnny Appleseed am Class Assignment Childs Gender Childs Postal Code Neighbourhood Childs Date of Birth Day Month Year SK M L7N 2V66 Teachers column if e-EDI Teacher

9 9 PHASE 1: Immediately 4. Save a copy for yourself with childrens names this will be broken down into Local Class Lists for each teacher this will be broken down into Local Class Lists for each teacher 5. Save a copy without names and send it to us we will use this to create a unique EDI ID for each child we will use this to create a unique EDI ID for each child childs local ID and EDI ID will available to the teachers on the e-EDI system childs local ID and EDI ID will available to the teachers on the e-EDI system

10 10 CLASSLIST GENERATED LOCALLY Teacher Name Childs Last Name Childs First Name Local ID# DOB Gender Postal Code Mrs. X WalshCindy /09/99 f L7N 2V6 Mrs. X Gaskin Ashley /04/99 f L9H 2G1 Mrs. X Raos Robert /02/99 m F8L 2F1 Mrs. X JanusMagdalena /06/99 f L9H 3XY Cross Referencing Class Lists You create local class list with students name and local ID Cross-reference the corresponding Local ID# with the e-EDI Class List.

11 11 OCCS receives the database from coordinator with critical variables included OCCS assigns EDI identification numbers (unique per child) e-EDI Administrator imports the data into the e-EDI system via the web The importing process performs certain consistency checks to ensure the data is complete and correct. Once these checks have passed successfully, the system is available to the teacher The system will automatically all the teachers with their log in name and password Step 3: Assigning EDI IDs & Importing

12 12 PHASE 2: December/January You will receive a coordinators package and teachers packages by courier. Teachers will receive a reminder with username and password.

13 13 EDI Teachers Packages 1) e-EDI Explanatory Notes for Teachers 2) New EDI Guide 3) e-EDI completion Guide EDI package will contain the following items bundled up for each teacher: (One per teacher)

14 14 Coordinator Packages Along with the teacher packages, you will receive: 1.Coordinators Training Inventory 2. Master list of s and passwords

15 15 EDI Guide New expanded EDI Guide Contains information specific to Saskatchewan Intended to facilitate completion of the EDI; based on comments from teachers. Teachers should read the whole Guide once before starting to complete the questionnaires.

16 16 PHASE 3: January/February Teacher Training

17 17 Teacher Training Initiative Emphasis on Teacher Training In our commitment to further examine patterns in the variability of the EDI results, as well as improve quality control in teacher training practices OCCS would like to learn more about the training sessions. OCCS would like to be better equipped to supply the local EDI coordinators with the resources and materials needed to carry out the most effective teacher training sessions possible. This is not an evaluation of teacher training procedures. We are trying to establish the following; 1) Does teacher training influence results? 2) What type of teacher training is being employed? 3) Is the type of training offered consistent from site to site? 4) What resources work best or are needed to provide the most comprehensive teacher training session.

18 18 In order to accomplish the previous points, the following are necessary: In order to accomplish the previous points, the following are necessary: Coordinators must provide EDI training to teachers Coordinators will receive a Training Inventory Form from the OCCS to outline/describe what they have included in their training sessions Teachers will complete the Teacher Training Feedback Form online on the e-EDI system Teacher Training Initiative

19 19 Phase 3: Teacher Training Sessions Interactive session in a computer lab Presentation to group Detailed (with pictures) e-EDI teachers guide available Instructions for teachers to be distributed by coordinators EDI Guide (pdf) is available on-line as a link in the e-EDI system If you let the Offord e-EDI administrator know your training dates we will be available by phone as a resource!

20 20 Teachers Complete the Questionnaires PHASE 4: February/March

21 21 The teacher signs on to the system by typing his/her as the username and the password The system automatically restricts the teacher to his/her classes and students data The EDI Guide is available for clarification and its suggested that teachers read through the guide before completing the EDIs Phase 4: Ready to go…

22 22 Username\Password - Change the password Teacher Participation - Enter Teachers educational and teaching experience. Class Info - A list of classes available to this teacher and the list of students in each EDI Data Entry - Data entry into various sections of EDI questionnaire The Reports\Documents section has the following buttons: Student Questionnaire - Summary of data entered in all EDI questionnaires for a student Class Summary - Summary report indicating which students data has been entered Review EDI Guide - provides details on EDI project and EDI questionnaires. ** Teacher Training Feedback form also available on-line**

23 23 This section, which asks about previous experience with the EDI, feedback on the EDI teacher guide and individual demographics, teaching experience and background information, is completed once by each teacher. This information is highly confidential is not analyzed in conjunction with student data. TO BE COMPLETED AFTER EDI QUESTIONNAIRES!! Teacher Participation

24 24 The Class Summary button on the Teachers Menu screen provides a list of classes and the list of students in each class. If the teacher has multiple classes, both classes will be visible on the screen Status refers to the data entry status of a student. In the example below, only one student is shown to have been completely entered and locked. Clicking on a students EDI button on the right will open up the EDI Questionnaire for that student. Class Summary

25 25 The teacher may complete their students EDI in stages by simply saving the completed screens before exiting. If child is no longer in class/school (Q14) system will prompt teacher to simply stop completion and submit to McMaster The teacher moves from section to section simply by clicking on the sections headings in red. e-EDI Completion

26 26 Clicking on Section A button: Clicking on Section B: Sections

27 27 When the records for a specific student are completed, the teacher indicates this by clicking on Check for Completeness When the records for a specific student are completed, the teacher indicates this by clicking on Check for Completeness If any questions have been missed, a screen will appear summarizing the status of each section of that childs e-EDI If any questions have been missed, a screen will appear summarizing the status of each section of that childs e-EDI Once all sections have been completed, the teacher simply clicks on Finished/Submit to McMaster Once all sections have been completed, the teacher simply clicks on Finished/Submit to McMaster When all records have been submitted, the EDI statistician can export the data for analysis When all records have been submitted, the EDI statistician can export the data for analysis Submitting

28 PHASE 5: March – April 15 Once ALL the EDI forms are completed, and submitted to McMaster The data is cleaned, analyzed and reports completed Data is processed on the first-come, first-served basis The larger the site, the longer it takes to process the data

29 29 PHASE 6: May - September After the analysis is complete you will receive a set of report s about your sites results Reports will be written and sent out on a first- come first-serve basis Example reports are on website

30 30 The Teachers Roles: Enter data for students in his/her class(es). Create additional student records However, if the teacher needs to add an entirely new class he/she must contact the Administrator. Ensure all questionnaires are complete and submitted to McMaster. Submit student records to indicate that no more changes will be made and the records are now available for export and analysis. Update his/her teacher profile.

31 31 The Coordinators Roles: To ensure that all teachers in the board/site/teachers have the interest and technical means to pursue the e- EDI. To work with school boards to complete the database with Site, School, Teacher and Students information in an Excel spreadsheet. To conduct a teacher training session To act as a resource to teachers

32 32 Benefits: The e-EDI offers considerable flexibility for data entry and management. The data entry is very intuitive, requiring very little typing skills or knowledge of computers. The e-EDI is accessible from any web-enabled computer, at home or at work and it dramatically reduces the amount of paper and mailings. The e-EDI is beneficial to the User as well as the Administrative Team in that it saves time and provides a quicker turnaround for data analysis. The program also facilitates the monitoring of completeness of data to EDI staff. We have upgraded our system with SSL protocol to ensure a secure site. We have a feature which will notify the teachers if they have missed any questions in order to prevent invalid or missing data.

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