Since I am essentially acting as a middle man on this discussion, I am going to defer it to Brian Townsend, the DOE IT Director that is at the top of this project. In talking to him this morning he indicated that instead of answering a whole bunch of separate inquiries, he will respond when we have something solid to share and information for all on what it means, entails, plans for future, etc.
So, I see there are other questions and inquiries on the topic on School IT, but I will wait for Brian to weigh in with a general statement and then share across this list. Remember too that we only got the announcement on this grant on Friday, June 15. It will take some time for it to make it to Vermont and then some time to get it in implementation phase.
So, I'll share as soon as I have something more concrete from Brian T.
Education Technology Coordinator
Vermont Department of Education
Integrated Support for Learning Division
120 State St.
Montpelier, VT 05620
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From: Bob Wickberg [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2012 11:57 AM
To: School Information Technology Discussion; Drescher, Peter
Subject: Re: Good news for Vermont
For those who didn't attend a spring census/SECT training, you may not be aware that what we were told there that this means is that DOE will implement a data system that supports SIF data interchange, and we will all be expected to have systems which are SIF compliant, and to start sending data to DOE via that mechanism.
I've made further inquiries and told that there will be some funding available, but who knows whether it'll be enough, to help us bring our systems into compliance if they are not, and to implement our end of this data exchange.
Peter, can you at least tell us during what fiscal year we will be expected to start exchanging data with this new warehouse? Hopefully, it's not this coming year, and if it's to be the year after, I at least, and I expect most of us, would need to know this by October in order to budget for any costs associated with implementing SIF on our end that DOE will not directly reimburse us for.
Brattleboro Union High School District # 6
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>that's great news
>is the proposal available online?
>what can we expect?
>On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 1:28 PM, Drescher, Peter <[
>mailto:[log in to unmask] ][log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Folks.. Vermont receives a 4.9 million dollar (over 3 years) grant for
>Longitudinal Data Systems! This is good news! Stay tuned for further
>announcements as it finalizes.
>Education Technology Coordinator
>Vermont Department of Education
>Integrated Support for Learning Division
>120 State St.
>Montpelier, VT 05620
>Ph.: [ tel:802.828.5149 ]802.828.5149
>FAX: [ tel:802.828.0573 ]802.828.0573
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>24 States Win Grants for Longitudinal Data Systems
>The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is pleased to announce today
>24 new state-level grants to support the design and implementation of
>Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS). The 2012 winners include
>eight first-time SLDS grantees: Delaware, Oklahoma, New Jersey, South
>Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
>The 2012 grants, which range in size from $2.6 million to $5 million
>for 3-year projects, are authorized by the Educational Technical
>Assistance Act of 2002, Title II of the statute that created IES. The
>2012 grants will support states' work in one of three priority areas:
>1. The design, development, and implementation of a statewide,
>longitudinal kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) data system;
>2. The development and linking of early childhood data with the
>State's K-12 data system; or
>3. The development and linking of postsecondary and/or workforce data
>with the State's K-12 data system.
>IES awarded nine Priority 1 (K-12) grants, one Priority 2 (early
>childhood) grant, and fourteen Priority 3 (postsecondary/workforce)
>grants. The total multi-year value of all FY12 grants is $97 million.
>The 2012 grantees were selected in a competition with award decisions
>based on the merit of the applicants' proposals and the funding
>available for the program. The 20 States that received Recovery Act
>grants were not eligible to apply for this round of funding. An
>independent peer review panel evaluated the proposals, on need for the
>project, project goals and outcomes, activities and timeline,
>management and governance, and personnel and financial resources.
>Awardees and grant amounts are as follows:
>Alaska - $4.0 million (Priority 3)
>Arizona - $5.0 million (Priority 1)
>Delaware - $4.6 million (Priority 1)
>District of Columbia - $4.0 million (Priority 3) Hawaii - $3.4 million
>(Priority 3) Idaho - $3.1 million (Priority 3) Indiana - $4.0 million
>(Priority 3) Iowa - $3.7 million (Priority 3) Kentucky - $3.6 million
>(Priority 3) Maryland - $4.0 million (Priority 3) Montana - $4.0
>million (Priority 3) Nebraska - $4.4 million (Priority 1) Nevada - $4.0
>million (Priority 3) New Hampshire - $5.0 million (Priority 1) New
>Jersey - $4.0 million (Priority 3) North Carolina - $3.6 million
>(Priority 3) North Dakota - $3.9 million (Priority 3) Oklahoma - $5.0
>million (Priority 1) Puerto Rico - $4.7 million (Priority 1) Rhode
>Island - $4.0 million (Priority 3) South Dakota - $3.0 million
>(Priority 1) Vermont - $4.9 million (Priority 1) Virgin Islands - $2.6
>million (Priority 2) West Virginia - $4.8 million (Priority 1)
>About the SLDS Grant Program
>Better decisions require better information. This principle lies at the
>heart of the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Grant Program.
>Through grants and a growing range of services and resources, the
>program has helped propel the successful design, development,
>implementation, and expansion of K-12 and P-20W (early learning through
>the workforce) longitudinal data systems. These systems are intended to
>enhance the ability of States to efficiently and accurately manage,
>analyze, and use education data, including individual student records.
>The SLDSs should help States, districts, schools, educators, and other
>stakeholders to make data-informed decisions to improve student
>learning and outcomes, as well as to facilitate research to increase
>student achievement and close achievement gaps. For more information
>about the grants or the SLDS Grant Program, or for SLDS-related
>resources, visit [ http://nces.ed.gov/programs/slds ]http://nces.ed.gov/programs/slds.
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