Friday evening the superintendent shared this message with members of the board of education, local superintendents and senior staff:
Friday, December 19, 2014 | 5:00 PM
Dear Board Members,
In the midst of this holiday season, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the progress we have made with the My Integrated Student Information System (MiSiS). Although there have been challenges, there have also been some important accomplishments that we should take time to acknowledge.
Please find – as a small holiday gift – my reflection on some of the most significant achievements:
- The District is on track to provide attendance data for the first reporting period (P1), due January 8, 2015, and we are confident that we will meet this deadline.
- As of today, rollover of classes from fall to spring has been completed at 96 percent of our secondary schools.
- Final marks for the Fall 2014 Semester are being posted to Transcripts, and high school seniors will have updated documents to submit with college applications.
- All data for students who were eligible to reclassify during the 2013-14 school year are now reflected accurately in MiSiS.
- By 3:00 p.m. today, secondary schools had entered more than 1,680,000 grades successfully, which represents approximately 99% of all secondary school grades we expect to be entered. Despite intermittent technical challenges with entering grades and report generation this week, secondary schools are now on track to submit all of their grades by midnight tonight.
- The District has been cultivating stronger relationships with the U.S. Department of Education and Microsoft to improve MiSiS.
- The MiSiS team has adopted a renewed sense of urgency and collaboration.
With these improvements, I am confident that MiSiS will prove to be a landmark achievement for LAUSD. Enjoy your rest and relaxation over the break. I look forward to continuing our work together in the New Year.
Ramon C. Cortines