Minnesota Awards Pilot to CPSI

Oct 14, 2011, 13:30 ET from CPSI, Ltd.

COLUMBIA, Ill., Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CPSI is pleased to announce their selection as vendor partner for the Minnesota Department of Education's data interoperability pilot project. The project is funded by the US Department of Education American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Its purpose is to investigate the exchange of student data using the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) specification. The pilot is based on a grant provided by the Minnesota Department of Education to Minnesota school districts (including approved charter schools) or Regional Management Information Centers (RMIC). The selected recipients will use the SIF data collection model and infrastructure to validate the state student identifier used in a district's student information system. The student identifier will be passed via a real-time process that securely collects student information, validates the data, and assigns a student identifier.

Once testing is completed with two grantees, the state plans to expand the process with additional grant recipients. The proposed award period is anticipated to be from January 2012 through June 2013.

The pilot is based on CPSI's solution, xDStudio State Enterprise Edition, a SIF-certified application suite that allows for real time or nearly real time collection of data. It provides the means for DOE staff to create and manage data collection rules and validations. The system will improve the state's tracking of students who move from one school to another, improve data quality and ultimately provide more accurate reporting.

About the Minnesota Department of Education

Led by Commissioner Dr. Brenda Cassellius, the Minnesota Department of Education is an innovative agency serving a wide range of customers: approximately 850,000 K-12 students and their families; 118,000 young children participating in a variety of early learning programs including Head Start and ECFE; 82,000 adult learners participating in adult education programs including GED and citizenship programs; Minnesota's 339 school districts and over 52,000 licensed teachers. For more information, please visit http://education.state.mn.us.

About CPSI

CPSI was founded in 1989 with a charter to service the K-12 education industry. CPSI is a leader in data integration for educators; managing data for over four million students and staff. Their mission is to develop and implement integration solutions that are sustainable, highly extensible, well tested, flexible, and dynamic. To learn more, visit http://www.cpsiltd.com.


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