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South Carolina Longitudinal Information Center for Education (SLICE). Update III January 08, 2013. What is SLICE. SLDS Federal Grant => Operational Data Warehouse Longitudinal Data from Multiple Sources => SLICE SLICE = Infrastructure SLICE = Data Exchange and Applications Frameworks

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South carolina longitudinal information center for education slice

South Carolina Longitudinal Information Center for Education (SLICE)

  • Update III

  • January 08, 2013


What is slice

What is SLICE ...

  • SLDS Federal Grant => Operational Data Warehouse

  • Longitudinal Data from Multiple Sources => SLICE

  • SLICE = Infrastructure

  • SLICE = Data Exchange and Applications Frameworks

  • SLICE = Data, Information, Indicators, Metrics

  • SLICE = Query and Analytical Tools

  • SLICE = Data Governance, Policies, and Security


Who is slice

Who is SLICE ...

  • SC Department of Education

  • Partners:

  • SC Public School Districts and Schools

  • SC Departments and Agencies

  • SC Postsecondary and Higher Education Institutions


When is slice

When is SLICE...

  • SLDS Grant – final year, grant ends June 2013

  • Public Portal - December 2013

  • Beta Testing – Fall and Spring 2013

  • Pilot Rollout - Spring/Summer 2013

  • Full Rollout - School Year 2013-14

  • Training, Professional Development, Technical Support – 2013-14 and ongoing


Slice is data

SLICE is Data

  • SLICE consolidates DATA from multiple sources:

  • Student information system - PowerSchool

  • State assessments (PASS, HSAP, End-of-Course)

  • National assessments (ACT, SAT, IB, AP)

  • Local assessments (formative assessments, e.g.,MAP)

  • Educator data systems (credentials, certification, years of experience, etc.)

  • Course management system (courses and programs)


Slice is information

SLICE is Information

  • SLICE delivers information to:

  • Educators (Teachers, Education Specialists, Guidance Counselors, etc.)

  • School and District Administrators

  • Education Professionals -- Curriculum, Assessment, Support Specialists

  • Students - as active learners

  • Parents – involved in student learning


Slice is indicators

SLICE is Indicators

  • SLICE provides current data on performance indicators through a series of custom applications

  • Student Potential Performance Snapshots (SPPS)

  • At-Risk Indicators

  • Individual Graduation Plan (eIGP)

  • ESEA Federal Accountability System and SC District and School Report Cards

  • Program Evaluation, Required Reports, Audits


Slice is a system

SLICE is a System

  • SLICE is a comprehensive system that includes:

  • Unified Data Model

  • Data Exchange Framework

  • Applications Framework

  • Comprehensive Data Dashboards System

  • Advanced Analytics


Slice is tools

SLICE is Tools

  • SLICE is ...

  • Data Exchange Framework

  • Applications Framework

  • Database Query System

  • Advanced Analytics (SAS Enterprise Education & Business Intelligence Tools)

  • Comprehensive Data Dashboards (Ed-Fi, open source, customized and customizable)


Slice is dynamic

SLICE is Dynamic

  • SLICE is designed to:

  • SOLVE pervasive problem of “too much data, not enough information”

  • AUGMENT NOT REPLACE what we have that works

  • STANDARDIZE data around the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS)

  • REPORT data for (EdFacts, SFSF, Accountability, Program Evaluation, Audits, etc.)

  • SUPPORT use of data to inform decisions & improve teaching and learning


Slice update iii

SLICE Update III

  • Review Timeline

  • Announcements -- Deadlines

  • Report on Progress to Date

  • Invite District & School Participation

  • Show Data Dashboards


Slice timeline

SLICE - Timeline

  • SLDS Grant – Ends June 2013

  • Public Portal – (to be determined)

  • Beta Testing – Spring 2013

  • Pilot Rollout - Spring/Summer 2013

  • Full Rollout - School Year 2013-14

  • Training, Professional Development, Technical Support – 2013-14 and ongoing


Slice powerschool deadlines

SLICE – PowerSchool Deadlines

Friday, Jan 11 – Precode Deadline for spring testing

  • All Data Corrections Must Be in PowerSchool for QDC2 Extraction –– NO EXTENSION

    Thursday, Jan 31 – Individual Graduation Plan (IGP)

  • IGP PS module must be installed and operational

  • installation or functionality issues, contact: [email protected]

  • NO FREE TECH SUPPORT AFTER JANUARY


South carolina longitudinal information center for education slice1

South Carolina Longitudinal Information Center for Education (SLICE)

  • For additional information, about SLICE please contact:

    Paul Butler-Nalin, PhD

    Director

    Office of Data Management & Analysis

    South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE)

    [email protected]

    803-734-8086


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