TEA Survey and Dates for Upcoming Training Events on Student Information Systems PDF Print E-mail
     

The Texas Education Agency is collecting information on Student Information Systems that are installed in school districts and open-enrollment charter schools.  To access the survey that TEA prepared to collect this information, click on the link below.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/totalcostownership

Background:

After an extensive evaluation process involving educators from across the state, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has entered into contracts with two vendors to offer a State-sponsored Student Information System (SSIS) for voluntary adoption by Local Education Agencies (LEAs). Adopting a SSIS solution can result in substantially reduced costs and improvement in data collection for Texas LEAs.

To assist each LEA to determine if implementation of the SSIS would result in cost savings, TEA has designed a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) workbook. LEAs can use the workbook to analyze costs involved in supporting their current systems and then create scenarios showing how those costs could look in either of the two SSIS vendor solutions. The TCO tool is designed to support LEA decision-making about participation in the SSIS project, but can be adapted to analyze consequences of any large technology purchase.

Training:

TEA will conduct two TETN training sessions to present a brief overview of the SSIS project and to demonstrate the use of the TCO workbook.

Each TETN session will feature the same information and is scheduled for two hours at the following times:

Monday, September 26, 2011

2:00 - 4:00 PM

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

2:00 - 4:00 PM

 

To view the SSIS contracts for both vendor products, or find out more about the SSIS project, visit the Texas Student Data System website at http://www.texasstudentdatasystem.org/ssis-advisory/ .

For more information about the TCO process, contact Roger Waak, TSDS SSIS Contract Manager at the Texas Education Agency, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (512) 475-3923.