Commissioner’s Update – February 25, 2016

From the Maine Department of Education

The Maine DOE is replacing its current student information system (SIS), Infinite Campus State Edition (ICSE), with Edupoint Synergy. The change will take place over the next two years, and the new Synergy computer system will have little or no impact on the student data system currently in use in Maine’s school administrative units (SAUs).

Maine has been doing business with the same vendor since 2007, and last year the Department identified needed improvements and what is available in the market place for the handling of student information from SAUs.

The requirements for a replacement system were assembled into a Request for Proposal (RFP) that was publicly released in November. The requirements call for improvements in the flexibility of the system along with quality, availability and security improvements. All of this was to be accomplished with little or no impact on the student data system currently in use in the SAUs.

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