Oregon Student Information System Project Update
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
Blair Loudat has been hired as the Oregon SIS
- 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.
- 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
- 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.