[SATLUG] OT: also for educators, proposed statewide database
dondavis at reglue.org
Thu Feb 11 06:28:19 CST 2010
This basically describes the proposed state wide database system.
>Please see the recent Correspondence to Districts posted this week at
>http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/taa/comm020110.html regarding our
>upcoming Texas Student Data System (TSDS) regional workshops. The TEA
>urges you to consider participating in one of these workshops to help
>guide the design of the new data system.
>Whether you are a classroom teacher, a campus administrator, or a
>district administrator, your input is crucial to the process. Please
>consider taking advantage of this opportunity to participate.
The opportunity to participate could be a call for open standards
especially the possibility of retrieving the data in an open format such
as CSV. (I do not consider parsing PDFs into csv's to be ideal.)
Here's a brief description:
Here's a flow chart:
It's possible for Texas school employees to provide feedback here:
This is where it might be advisable to advocate the exporting of data to
non-proprietary standards such as CSV and promote an open API.
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