Streamlining District Data Management Systems. Fund Code 120 Technical Workshop Webex . Karen Carpenter July 14 & 21, 2010. Agenda. Welcome - Introductions & Attendance What is SIF? What is the Purpose of Using SIF in MA? MA DESE SIF Project Goals & Benefits of SIF Implementation
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Fund Code 120Technical Workshop Webex
July 14 & 21, 2010
Welcome - Introductions & Attendance
What is SIF? What is the Purpose of Using SIF in MA?
MA DESE SIF Project Goals & Benefits of SIF Implementation
SIF Project Timeline & SIF Project Overview
Pilot District Selection
Funding Breakdown & Funding Use
Review of RFP Summary
Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) is a data exchange standard for ensuring that school software applications - such as library, cafeteria, transportation and student information management programs - share data and work together seamlessly and effectively.
To transform the process of collecting data from the current collections driven process to a seamless automated process.
This new process will provide the ESE and the districts with consistent, timely, valuable and accessible data in the Education Data Warehouse.
To help in this initiative – DESE selected a State SIF Vendor, Computer Power Solutions of Illinois (CPSI)
Where are we now?
What can you expect as a Pilot District?
DESE Goals to have a Broad Sampling of Districts:
Project funded by 2008 Federal SLDS Grant
Primary Use of Funding -Support Vertical implementation or expansion of SIF ….
(In order of importance for selection)
RFP location: (http://finance1.doe.mass.edu/Grants/grants11/rfp/120.html)
All answers to questions raised during meetings, by phone or by email will be posted to the Q&A site at:http://www.doe.mass.edu/infoservices/data/sif/
Q1. Is this grant opportunity only available for the SIMS Expansion Project pilot districts or all districts? Only for high need districts?
A1. This grant opportunity is available to all public school districts and charter schools.
Q2. If districts choose to collaborate, do they each need to submit a grant application and will each district receive funding?
A2. If a group of districts choose to collaborate they can take one of the following approaches.