The first two three of the TRIG Data Integration project have largely involved planning,development and SIS vendor adoption. Now that we’ve made sufficient progress in those areas, it is time for us to move beyond the pilot phase into production use of the regional data hubs. While our data hub vision encompasses a great number of things, we will need to take small, deliberate steps as we move toward making that vision a reality. As a result, the first few steps needed to get your district onto the data hub for your region (onboarding process) may seem like they will provide no benefit to your district. However, once you are integrated with the data hubs, you will begin to be able to take advantage of third-party integrations, data quality reporting, dashboards, single sign-on (SSO) capabilities, and state reporting capabilities as they are completed and approved. In short, the platform that we are building will be continuously improving and expanding over time.
Process to Apply
Our first step in the process is to gather information for districts that are interested in implementing in the 2016-17 school year. We plan to implement a target of 20% of the districts this fall, with the remainder of interested districts coming on throughout the rest of the school year. The order in which we onboard districts will be heavily dependent upon the status of each regional hub as well as the connectivity progress of each SIS vendor. All 5 regional data hub locations (Copper Country ISD, Kalamazoo RESA, Kent ISD, Oakland Schools, and Wexford-Missaukee ISD) are fully functional and we have existing SIS connectors for Edupoint Synergy, MISTAR, PowerSchool, Skyward and SunGard eSchoolPlus. We anticipate that many of our trainings this fall will be grouped by SIS and scheduled when SIS connectivity is verified for each product.
Start the process by clicking the button below to sign-up.
Once you have signed up, the next steps will include:
- Complete Data Hosting Agreement. This is where your district gives official approval to joining and agrees to the hosting terms. We are working to make this an electronic process.
- Data Hub Support Specialist (DHSS) Assigned. We are working to put in place support personnel who will be able to assist you in the onboarding process. The DHSS will specialize in the SIS that you use and will be trained in how to properly configure that system. The DHSS will also be able to assist you in configuring our cockpit application.
- Complete Systems Inventory and Integration Status information. This information is important for an ROI study being completed, but is also helpful in guiding which systems we will integrated for the project.
- System Configuration. DHSS and District complete SIS and cockpit configuration and verify that data is flowing.
- Data Quality Verification. District and DHSS will utilize reports to verify that the data in the data hub is an accurate reflection of the data from the SIS for the district.
- Usage of Approved Third-Party Integrations. Once the data is verified to be flowing and accurate, the district may begin to use any and all third-party integrations approved by the Data Integration Advisory Committee.
- Usage of Additional Data Hub Capabilities. Once the above items are in place, the district will be able to utilize additional functionality of the data hubs as it is in-place and approved. That functionality may include as developed:
- Newly developed integration routines
- Dashboards and reports
- Single Sign-On and Identity Management
- State Reporting
- Electronic Records Requests (Transcripts, CA-60 data, etc.)
- Any new uses that are identified and approved
We look forward to working with you as we explore how the data hubs can assist your district in using information more efficiently and actionably. Please contact Don Dailey directly with any questions.