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Chapter 793 Plan

Section 5: Evaluation

Annual summary of prior year accomplishments:

1. SchoolTool was implemented in twenty-one (21) districts and eSchool Data in two (2) districts. Three (3) districts came to NERIC services for PowerSchool support. Of these twenty-six (26) districts, ten (10) are new to NERIC Student Information System support. Expanded use of Cafeteria POS services in four (4) districts.

2. Implementation and training of Finance Manager software in one (1) new district. Implementation and training of Finance Manager nVision software in two (2) new districts. Implementation and training of Receivables software in one (1) districts. Implementation and training of Finance Manager Timepiece software in two (2) districts. Implementation and training of Requisition software in one (1) new district. Moved one (1) Finance Manager district from in house district server to hosted Citrix server at NERIC. Implementation and training of WinCap Bid at one (1) district. Implementation and training of WinCap Web Requisition at (2) districts. Implementation and training in one (1) district of WinCap Employee Self-Serve.

3. Migrated all 52 classrooms on regional Distance Learning (DL) network from standard- definition video to new standards-based high-definition video platform. Expanded DL service to nine (9) new DL classrooms. Created new Expanded Distance Learning service for eight (8) school districts. Over 1,750 students are participating in DL courses this year. Implemented four (4) new virtual Advanced Placement courses through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous delivery models. Added support for Apex Learning as an online courseware provider. Expanded Blackboard services into two (2) new districts. Expanded the number of Model Schools districts by two (2) schools. 112 Model Schools workshops are scheduled to run this year. New workshops this year include Teaching Online 101, Flipped Classroom, Mobile Learning Apps for the HS Classroom, and a series of workshops supporting the use of various Google Tools in the classroom. Piloting the NAO Robot (“Ricky”) in Model Schools districts. Started an APPR Management service with eDoctrina for two districts and a local BOCES. Implemented STAR assessments in (4) new districts, Guidance services in (3) new districts, My Learning Plan / OASYS in one (1) new district, and Successmaker in one (1) new district.

4. Expanded state testing services to include 197 agencies (public and non-public) for ELA 3-8; 197 agencies for Math 3-8; 191 for Science 4 and Science 8; 121 agencies for NYS Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) and 93 agencies for NYS English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT). Implemented online access to all testing reports. Continued to provide NYSSIS Unique IDs for all students. Provided printing services for the Individual Student Reports. Expanded access to ASAP (Regents reporting system) and streamlined Summer School Regents process in line with other Regents processing.

5. Released Data Warehouse verification reports and developed new Data Warehouse web site, both on the portal. Conducted sessions with district users on utilizing the COGNOS verification reports and general SharePoint training. Held meetings with districts specific to capturing Special Education data and testing, along with additional general Chief Information Officer meetings. Released a new “best-of-breed” suite of Level 1 reports in conjunction with MORIC and MHRIC. Will be providing related video tutorials in conjunction with our local BOCES.

6. Installed security related systems and software in two (2) districts and expanded service in six (8) districts. Introduced upgraded product based on IP technology including a hosted camera model.

7. Implemented hosted Document Management in three (3) districts.

Evaluation results for prior year:

1. Implemented new Student Information Systems – SchoolTool in AuSable Valley, Berlin , Cobleskill-Richmondville, Crown Point, Edwards-Knox , Galway, Gloversville City, Green Island, Guilderland, Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES, Harrisville, Hermon-DeKalb, Lansingburgh, Moriah, Northeastern Clinton, Northern Adirondack, Parishville-Hopkinton, Rensselaer City, Saratoga Springs City, Seton Catholic and Westport School Districts; implemented eSchool Data in Sharon Springs and Coxsackie-Athens School Districts. Began Power School support for the Chazy, Clifton Fine and Newcomb School Districts. Implemented Access-based Nutrikids in Colton-Pierrepont School District. Implemented SQL-based Nutrikids in Willsboro, Schoharie and Troy School Districts.

2. Transitioned Troy City School District from in-house server to hosted server at NERIC for financial database. Implemented Finance Manager nVision software in Hadley Luzerne and Glens Falls Common. Implemented Finance Manager in OESJ. Implemented Finance Manager Timepiece in Berlin and Albany City. Implemented Requisition in Duanesburg and Accounts Receivable in Schalmont. Implemented nVision Bid in South Colonie Provided web based and in house training for FM. Provided demonstration of Finance Manager nVision product at Regional Awareness Day for ten (10) districts. Implemented WinCap Bid in Gouverneur. Implemented WinCap Employee Self-Serve in Northeastern Clinton. Implemented WinCap Web Requisition in Northeastern Clinton and Gouverneur. Provided demonstration of WinCap Web to one (1) district at Regional Awareness Day. Provided web based training for 80 districts and in house training to 120 district employees.

3. Migrated all 52 classrooms on regional Distance Learning (DL) network from standard- definition video to new standards-based high-definition video platform. Expanded DL service to the Brushton-Moira (through FEH BOCES) and the Argyle, Cambridge, Fort Ann, Hadley-Luzerne, Hartford, Hudson Falls, and Salem (through WSWHE BOCES) school districts. Added a second DL classroom in Schuylerville (through WSWHE BOCES) school district. Created new Expanded Distance Learning service to Cairo-Durham, Catskill, Coxsackie-Athens, and Schodack (through Questar III) and Cohoes, Duanesburg, Schoharie, and Sharon Springs school districts. Over 1,750 students are participating in DL courses this year. Implemented four (4) new virtual Advanced Placement courses through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous delivery models. Added support for Apex Learning as an online courseware provider. Expanded Blackboard services into two (2) new districts: Mohonasen and Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville. Added 30 new instructors to Blackboard this year. Expanded the number of Model Schools districts by adding two (2) new schools to the program: Fonda-Fultonville and Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville. Model Schools has 403 unique participants that have completed or are currently enrolled in upcoming courses. 112 Model Schools workshops have already run or are scheduled to run this year. New workshops this year include Teaching Online 101, Flipped Classroom, Mobile Learning Apps for the HS Classroom, and a series of workshops supporting the use of various Google Tools in the classroom. Piloting the NAO Robot (“Ricky”) in Model Schools districts. Started an APPR Management service using eDoctrina for Catskill and Schalmont school districts and Capital Region BOCES. Implemented STAR assessments in Catskill, Moriah, Saranac Lake, and Schenectady school districts, Guidance services in Broadalbin-Perth (Naviance), Kinderhook (Guidance Direct), and Salmon River (Guidance Direct), My Learning Plan / OASYS in Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, and Successmaker in Mohonasen.

4. Successfully processed 430,689 scan sheets in support of the NYS testing project. Printed approximately 118,000 Individual Student Reports.

5. Installed Stanley Security (formerly Sonitrol) in Burnt Hills Ballston Lake CSD and Franklin Essex Hamilton BOCES. Expanded services in Berne Knox CSD, Capital Region BOCES, Chateaugay CSD, Saratoga CSD, Schalmont CSD, Schoharie CSD, Voorheesville CSD and Troy CSD.

6. Installed hosted model of Laserfiche Document Management in Green Island CSD, Scotia-Glenville CSD and South Glens Falls CSD.

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