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MSIX MDE Changes on December 16th

Annie Babcock at Deloitte recently sent out an email showing dates of cut-over to a new format for MSIX submissions. I've gotten several emails about this so I wanted to take a moment and let everyone know - You're Covered!

Federal Reporting

Our reporting system is capable of producting a variety of reports to help with federal reporting requirements. Whether you prefer to have MIS2000 produce your EdFacts files or a custom set of reports, we can help. 

Incomplete COEs Search Option Now Available

Awhile back, we added a search option to the Draft COE view that gave users the ability to easily see COEs that are in the approval queue but not yet fully approved.   This was a great way for users to get a feel for the state of things and to also spot COEs that, for one reason or another, might not be advancing.   Today, we have extended that functionality to the Main COE view with a new "Incomplete COEs" search option.   Like it's companion in the Draft COE view, it will give users a good view of the overall state of incomplete COEs which have either not been yet submitted for review or have been rejected back to the originator. Like the other search options, each line in the search results is clickable so that you can view a selected COE in detail.   This feature will start going out in new releases as of 11/30.   Check it out and let us know how it works for you !

The Eagle Has Landed

We said it was coming in 2016 and roll out has begun! We're now piloting the new tablet app in Nebraska. I'd like to take a moment and lay out the roadmap for this app and the future of MIS2000. For now this is just the new tablet app, but in the near future it will completely replace the old MIS2000 application, both for tablet users and desktop users. The new app will have a shiny new interface and will be much simpler than the old app. But it will also have all the old functionality and, most importantly, retain all of your carefully worked out processes and validations. That's the part that has actually been taking so long - making sure that the new app works exactly like the old app when it comes to the data.

SOC 2 Certified Hosting

We've been hosting the MIS2000 systems for a number of states for many years. Basically this means we'll keep a dedicated server for your state that will run the web system, receive all the uploads, and run the state level database. You don't have to bother with any of that and we'll handle all the details of keeping the hardware up to date, keeping the operating system patched, doing backups, etc. You just log in and use your system. We take care of the rest.

Managing Student Lists

You can create lists of students to save time entering data. Lists are managed on the lists tab. Here you can create new lists, and edit or delete existing ones.

Running web reports with just a URL

Getting useful data back out of MIS2000 is about as important as getting data into it. We've always offered a rich and powerful report development system and ways to deliver reports to different kinds of users, but delivering report data to another program is something we've been working quite a bit on recently. The best way to do this is using what are known as web services in the industry. I'll be writing more about those in a later blog post.

Assessment Interpretation and MSIX

Up until this year Assessment Interpretation values sent to MSIX were treated in two different ways depending on whether they were state assessments or not. For non-state assessments, MSIX expected a value of either Passed or Failed, but you could pass any other value if you prefixed it with "Other". For state assessments, MSIX expected one of the values Advanced, Basic, Below Basic, Failed, Far Below Basic, Passed, or Proficient; there was no provision for sending values other than these. This required all states to provide mappings from the values they used within the state to these MSIX-approved values. This was often difficult or easy to forget, but if a mapping wasn't provided, there was simply no way to get MSIX to display the value that the state actually uses.

Recently Approved COE Search Option Now Available

Occasionally, we hear from customers who want to know how to identify COEs which have recently been approved.  There are several options that can be used to do this and we have developed a few customized reports to meet specific needs, but there is one approach that everyone has which couldn't be easier to use.   I'm referring to the Recently Approved tab on the COE search dialog on the COE view.  There is a single search criteria on this tab, the date from which you'd like to see COEs that have been approved.   Once you've chosen a date and executed the search, you'll see a list of COEs that have been approved on or after that date along with a bit of information about the COE such as recruiter, approver, approval date, etc.  Each line in the search results is clickable so that you can view the COE in detail.  Give it a try and see how it works for you ! 

Welcome Vermont!

We just wanted to take a moment to give a warm welcome to Vermont as the latest state to join the MIS2000 system. We appreciate all of the states that make our work possible and it's always special to bring on a new one. Be sure to give them a shout if you run into them at the virtual water cooler! 

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