Creating the link between teacher, course and student
Identifying the connection between the student, teacher and course is vital to student success and academic growth but is often the most difficult to clearly view and understand. The Student-Teacher-Course Connection creates visibility and transparency into the educational progress of students and the people who inspire them.
STC and AzEDS in FY16
FY2016 represents the last year that STC data will be collected separately from AzEDS. SAIS remains the “system of record” until FY17 begins (July 1, 2016), which means that STC data still needs to be collected via SRM during that period.
While data submitted via AzEDS in FY16 does include STC data, that data is not fed into SRM. As a result, even once an LEA has transitioned from SAIS to AzEDS, STC data must be submitted separately for the remainder of FY16’s submissions.
What is the Student-Teacher-Course Connection Program?
This initiative addresses data system requirements from the America COMPETES Act, and must be fulfilled as a condition for funding received by our state and schools through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and Title XIV of the ARRA, known as the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF). Designed to meet these requirements, the Student-Teacher-Course (STC) Connection links students and teachers to individual course sections. With this program, teachers will have richer data to better inform key instructional decisions that affect the academic success of their students, while administrators will have access to better information to enable them to more effectively support the relationship between individual student success, teachers and courses.
Student-Teacher-Course Connection enables schools to maintain current course names and local course codes but links those courses and codes to a common statewide course framework. Schools continue to enjoy the benefits of local control while Arizona has complete visibility across the Arizona education landscape.