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Information Services - Data Collection

SIF Weekly Update - May 13, 2013

Dear SIF District,

I hope you are all holding on tight because SIF is taking off! The past week has been the busiest by far and we'll continue picking up speed as we near the June collection period. I know that you are receiving a lot of information on the kick-off meetings, on-boarding process, data cleansing process, and the move to our test and production environments, so I'll try to keep this communication short.

Here are the most recent milestones:

  • The SIF 2013 project is currently on schedule

  • SchoolBrains, IMG and MMS are in the preliminary certification stage pending the successful on-boarding of at least one district into production

  • Rediker is scheduled to certify by the end of May

  • X2 should be certified at the end of May/early June

  • PowerSchool is scheduled to certify by early June

  • End-to-end testing is scheduled to be completed the week of May 13th

  • Performance testing is scheduled to be completed the week of May 13th

  • The reservation system will be opened up on June 1st

  • SchoolBrains, IMG, and MMS are in dress rehearsal on-boarding

    • Foxborough Regional Charter School (SchoolBrains) is loading data into the SIF UAT environment today, May 13th

    • Ashland Public Schools (IMG) will be loading data into the SIF UAT environment on May 14th

    • Westport Public Schools will be loading data into the SIF UAT environment on May 15th

  • Visual SI is in the process of certifying

  • 50 districts have started the pre-on-boarding process

We have received a lot of positive feedback from our SIF districts on the new approach and we are looking forward to a successful end of year SIF collection.

Please do not hesitate to contact me or your Data Collection Support Specialist should you have questions.

Best.
Maryann

Maryann Donie
Supervisor of Data Collection
Education Data Services
MA Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
mdonie@doe.mass.edu
781.338.6802



Last Updated: April 25, 2014
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