Arizona Department of Education Successfully Launches New Data System

| July 29, 2015

By Charles TackArizona Department of EducationAZEDNEWS

Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas (on July 28) announced the successful launch of AzEDS (Arizona Education Data Standards), Arizona’s new education data system.

The effort is the first-of-its-kind in the U.S. and will serve as a model for the rest of the country, according to the Arizona Department of Education.

The historic transition to AzEDS represents a major milestone in the process of replacing Arizona’s current data system, SAIS, which has been dysfunctional for years.

The accomplishments of our Information Technology (IT) team are nothing short of extraordinary,” said Superintendent Douglas. “They have done so much with so few resources and now their tireless work will reap untold benefits for Arizona schools and students. Having already been recognized as a Top 100 IT department worldwide by CIO Magazine, this effort only emphasizes how far they have come since their work began.”

AzEDS is expected to save schools and districts up to $57 million a year by reducing errors and improving efficiency with data collection. It will also greatly simplify reporting and improve data accuracy, which will save further money and allow teachers and administrators to focus on how data can help improve student achievement.

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