It’s collection time. Early Childhood Data System (ECDS) collection that is. iTCCS and TxEIS are here to make sure you get all your ECDS data in order for submission coming up next week. Any questions you might have? Let us know.
It’s not quite officially the dog days of summer, but it sure feels like it. And while the heat may suggest a certain lethargy, we’re hard at work here at the Texas Computer Cooperative creating the best Business and Student software in Texas. TxEIS: Made for Texas schools by Texans. Keep our education dollars here where they belong.
Coming Soon: more options are coming to the Copy Calendar page. You’ll be able to add a new track from the page, tailor what information is copied from one calendar to the other so you get exactly what you need, and copy with more freedom (that means calendars don’t have to have the same calendar minutes anymore). We’re working hard to make your hard work a little easier. Let us know if you have any questions.
Did you know? TxEIS has moved to Agile. We’re using Jira Dev, which allows us to use a specific type of Agile. In our case, we’re using the Kanban framework. A Kanban board allows members of the group to visualize each piece of the software puzzle they’re working on. So they can tell where in the process something is — full transparency is key. What does this mean for you? Faster software iterations so you get working components you need quickly. Questions?
The Texas Computer Cooperative is pleased to announce that we are working with the Instructure team to build two-way integration with Canvas. With just a click of a button teachers will be able to send grades from Canvas to TxEIS. Together we are committed to creating the best experience for users across Texas.
Two-digit Attendance tracks are just around the corner. You’ll be able to use 00 – 99 for your tracks. And we’ll be zero padding all your track data so you don’t have to think twice about it. And not to worry; your TSDS PEIMS submissions for Summer and Extended Year will be a breeze, as usual (at least from a TxEIS standpoint!). Let us know if you have any questions about any of this.
You all know that the Texas Education Agency requires accountability and one of the big ones is college/career/military readiness (for Student Achievement). We can help with PGP/Graduation Plan. Easily keep track of how students are doing by checking areas like College Readiness. We’re always eager to hear from you.
Last week we talked about KG round-up and planning for the year. You’ll need to budget for those teachers. Position Management can help you forecast positions and see what happens when you change things around before you’re locked in. And when you find the best scenario, move those positions to the current year or next year payroll. Make sure you’re getting the right personnel. iTCCS and TxEIS offer complete Business and Student administrative software designed exclusively for Texas Schools. Let us know what you think.