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South Carolina Longitudinal Information Center for Education SLICE Update September 11, 2012.

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1 South Carolina Longitudinal Information Center for Education SLICE Update September 11, 2012

2 Who is SLICE... SC Department of Education Partners Public School Districts and Schools State Agencies Higher Education Institutions / CHE

3 What is SLICE... Data Warehouse Infrastructure Databases Policies and Procedures Tools Information

4 Where is SLICE... Grant – Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Project Objectives (10) Migrate, Merge and Meld Databases Design, Develop & Deploy Applications & Tools Establish Partnerships Adopt Data Governance Policies & Procedures

5 When is SLICE – Grant final year Fall 2012 – Test & Deploy Selected Applications Dec 2012 – Public Portal Spr 2013 – Beta Test Dashboards and Tools Sum 2013 – Complete project / objectives – Implement SLICE / statewide rollout

6 Why is SLICE... Data & information -- sharing Actionable information for variety of users More effective teaching & learning and support strategies Research Research-supported educational policies & practices More effective education system

7 OC1 Establish data governance structures (Fall 2012) OC2 Incorporate P-20 data (under way) OC3 Expand interfaces to the SLICE (under way) OC4 Integrate educator data (DSE) (Fall 2012) OC5 Implement data quality controls (completed) OC6 Integrate student assessment data (under way) OC7 Implement a unique program identification numbering system (under way) OC8 Implement a statewide curriculum management system (CMS and Recommender System) (Winter 2012) OC9 Implement a unique educator identifier (under way) OC10 Provide accessible training for all stakeholder groups (under way) Statewide Longitudinal Data System Project Outcomes

8 State Agency Partners Office of Research and Statistics (ORS) Department of Employment and Workforce Department of Social Services Office of First Steps Department of Corrections Division of State Information Technology (eCommerce) Other State Agencies

9 K-12 / Higher Ed Data Linkages Create Data Gateway, with technical assistance of SC Office of Research and Statistics (ORS) Provide way to connect K-12 data to all ORS holdings – overcomes lack of common identifier Build direct links between K-12 and Higher Ed and between K-12 and Pre-K Programs Meet Federal Reporting Requirements – e.g., Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF), EdFacts, ESEA Federal Accountability Reports High School Feedback Report

10 Role of Partner(s) Partnership (SCDE, ORS and CHE) to develop and maintain operational data gateway linking K-12 and Higher Ed for data transfer, data sharing CHE to coordinate participation of higher education institutions CHE to contract with National Student Clearinghouse CHE to implement Business Intelligence tools – e.g., Cognos CHE to expand e-Transcript to include Higher Ed to Higher Ed transcripts

11 Role of Contractor(s) – UPD Consulting contracted to help SCDE complete SLDS grant objectives by June 2013 Redesign of SLICE architecture and web portal Adoption of Dell Ed-Fi K-12 Education Dashboards (Michael and Susan Dell Foundation) ETL solutions to load PowerSchool data and all other identified data sources

12 Role of Vendors(s) – VC3 – Develp and deploy Enrich Assess (re. local assessments) for school districts VC3 – Work with SCDE on ETL solution(s) to load local assessments data into SLICE Pearson – Enhancements to PowerSchool (student information system)

13 SLICE Slide Update Conclusion


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