Using the eScholar state-standardized Data Warehouse solution, data elements
from multiple information
systems, including student information systems, special education systems, nutrition systems
and human resource systems, are integrated into a single data repository, from which districts have
direct access to a comprehensive district profile.
This service provides districts with an accurate and consistent means for
importing district data
extracted from various information systems. Subscribers of NERIC-supported information systems,
which have approved eScholar data extracts, will have an assurance that data is available for import in
the standard format as prescribed by the School Information Repository System (SIRS). Data validation
rules are run against district data throughout the submission process to identify potential errors
in data reporting and state reports are generated for district review prior to the district’s final certification
of data accuracy. Some of the domains included at this time are demographic, enrollment,
program services, assessments, special education, teacher student data linkage, final grade, credit/
GPA, attendance, courses, staff assignment, staff tenure and staff evaluation.
Guidance and interpretation of policy and accountability as it relates to
the SIRS, as well as training
and support, are also provided.