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Oregon SIS Website Update #3

posted Mar 25, 2011, 5:09 PM by Rick Wahlstrom

Oregon Student Information System Project Update – 3/25/11
The Oregon SIS project continues to make progress towards gathering requirements for the needs of Oregon districts, ESDs and the Department of Education for a Student Information System (SIS).   Here is a brief summary of the work that is being done:

SIS Steering Committee
The SIS Steering Committee consists of five members: Karla Hobbs (Multnomah ESD), Les Moore (Eugene SD), Kristen Duus (Salem-Keizer SD), Marita Ingalsbe (Portland PS), and Rick Wahlstrom (Northwest Regional ESD), and was created to oversee and guide the work of the project.

SIS Consortium Members
Districts and ESDs throughout the state have been invited to participate.   A list of participating members is available on the Members tab of the Oregon SIS website at http://www.oregonsis.org/members

Project Director
Blair Loudat has been hired as the Oregon SIS Project Director.

Current Status

  • A schedule for the project has been completed and is available on the References tab of the Oregon SIS website at http://www.oregonsis.org/reference-1.   
  • A representative of the project has been visiting Superintendent meetings at ESD locations around the state to share information about the project, and information about how to get district staff involved in the process.
  • A Work Team of volunteers from Consortium members around the state is conducting market research to inform their work of gathering requirements for a SIS.   Several vendors have participated in demos as a part of this market research.
  • The Work Team is drafting a requirements document outlining the needs for a new SIS.
  • A survey instrument is being developed that will be sent to Instructional Staff in participating districts to gather their input on needs for a new SIS.

Next Steps

  • The Work Team will use the information gathered in the market research and from the instructional survey to create a Final Draft copy of a requirements document for a new SIS.
  • A plan is being developed for the review process for the Final Draft Requirements document.   We are interested in getting as much input as possible into the document to ensure it reflects the needs of all districts, ESDs and the Oregon Department of Education.