Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education 2024-2025 | Statewide Information System (SIS) Handbook published on ADE Data Center: SIS Handbook Portal

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Office of Information Technology
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Assistant Principal; Assistant Superintendent; Bookkeepers; Child Nutrition Directors/Managers; Communications Manager / Director; CTE Coordinator (COOPs and regular school districts); Curriculum Coordinators; Data Stewards (SIS; eSchool; eFinance; TRIAND); District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster); Educator Effectiveness System Coordinator; Equity Coordinators (Disability/Race/Gender/National Origin); Facilities / Maintenance Director; Federal Programs; General Business Managers; Gifted & Talented Coordinators; Parent Involvement Coordinators/Facilitators; Principals; School Counselors; School Nurse; Superintendents; Teachers; Technology Coordinators; Techstart Coordinators or Contact Name; Test Coordinators

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Memo Text

The 2024-2025 Statewide Information System (SIS) Handbook has been published on the ADE Data Center: SIS Handbook Portal website. The SIS handbook is released in the spring each year so districts can plan ahead for the data entry needs in eSchoolPLUS, eFinancePLUS and SIS LEA Profile source systems.

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) - Office of Information Technology also released SIS Handbook web-based online/digital version along with color PDF version for the year 2024-2025. The SIS is updated yearly; either to remove data elements that are no longer needed, modify current data collection items per cycle and/or, to add new data elements as required by Ad-hoc, State and Federal reporting requirements. 

SIS Handbook Portal

On a high-level overview, this year ADE is making changes in a few areas to improve the overall data collection process. Attached with a memo is a PDF copy of the 2024-2025 SIS Handbook highlighting changes: additions (color-coded: Green), modifications (color-coded: Yellow) and deletions (color-coded: Red).

For a quick preview of SIS Handbook changes, use the below direct URL: SIS Handbook | Changes 2024 -2025

The Statewide Information System (SIS) handbook is posted on the ADE Data Center under the Information and Data Portals: Statewide Information System Handbook (Data Dictionary) Portal.

SIS Handbook Portal High-Level Features:

  • Ability to download and print each SIS table individually as PDF or Excel
  • Ability to compare individual tables with a prior year and track changes in comparison to the prior year
  • Ability to search and download the appendices as PDF and Excel
  • Ability to search and sort available on all pages
  • Ability to custom search for the SIS Handbook
  • Ability to drill down the appendices for County, District
  • Inclusion of dedicated ‘Data Changes’ tab to track all changes (addition, modification, deletion) for the current year by table, appendix and report
The SIS implements the provisions of several Arkansas General Assembly enactments which mandate that the ADE make extensive use of Information Technology (IT) at the state and the local levels to provide accurate and timely information to policy makers and to reduce the state reporting burden. This is an important data collection and reporting process which requires continuous attention to detail throughout the year encompassing nine (9) submission cycles. 

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