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Will Arizona use AzEDS and Ed-Fi in the 2014-2015 school year?

The short answer: Yes
The long answer: On October 19, 2012, the Arizona Data Governance Commission directed the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to use Ed-Fi as the Agency’s internal physical data model; therefore, initial pilots must be in place by July 1, 2014 to meet the Data Governance Commission’s mandate.

Will SAIS be completely replaced in the 2014-2015 school year?

Short Answer: No
Long Answer: No, for the 2014-2015 school year, the main focus will be on student enrollment, attendance and student course connection data.
Release 1 will target the following transactions:

  • Student Enrollment
  • Student Re-admission
  • Student Withdrawal
  • Student Absence
  • Student Personal Information Change
  • Student Membership Change
  • Student District of Residence Transfer
  • Student FTE
  • Student Grade Transfer
  • Student Payer Factors
  • Student Year End Status
  • Student Attendance
  • Student Summer Withdrawals
  • Student Teacher Course Connection
By when must SIS vendors finish REST API development?

Short Answer: July 1, 2014
Long Answer: SIS vendors need to complete development for the items included in Release 1 before the July 1, 2014 “active” date.

Will current SAIS exports continue to work for sections in the API?

Short Answer: Yes
Long Answer: Yes, existing SAIS processing will continue to operate during the transition to the Ed-Fi standard. The current SAIS processing will run in parallel to the new REST API. ADE intends to eventually decommission the existing SAIS transactions and SAIS Online modules, but not yet.

How do I assign a Unique Student or Staff ID?