Are your educational data systems linked together?
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Schools and districts use data that comes from many different applications and sources. The problem is that the data must be re-entered many times into each application via manual data entry. Without some way to integrate the data, keep it up to date, and check it for accuracy, the data the teachers and staff uses every day becomes stale and inaccurate. This wastes time in the classroom for teachers, extra tech support tickets for IT, and frustrated administrators who are trying to analyze and report on the data.
CPSI helps districts overcome these difficult challenges. Our solution collects data from the many different applications in real time, checks the data for accuracy, and standardizes the data for reporting, BI and analysis. We help schools and districts finally leverage all kinds of data – from rosters to assessments to attendance and more—across the entire district.
With CPSI, all of the school and district staff can be confident that the information on their computer or device always reflects the true “picture” of the data in the district. Our solution provides everyone in the district – from students to teachers to superintendents – with the underlying foundation to provide up-to-date and trustworthy information in all of the applications they use.
The xDComposer provides the integration tools needed to start implementing a successful real time data system. The toolset allows IT staff to easily create complex data mappings using the power of T-SQL and an easy, point and click interface. District IT staff use xDComposer to integrate data from nearly any data source in the district. Using T-SQL, IT staff can create even the most complex data mappings using many different incoming sources without the need to write code.
I want to collect my data, but how?
Using the xDComposer at your district makes it easy to collect data. Start with your core data – the Student Information System. After getting student data, add Staff data and HR data. Expand your collection to include assessment data – even if it comes from CSV files. With the xDComposer, you can map data into any standard to get up-to-date data easily. All of your connected applications – from the cafeteria systems to district reporting – stay up-to-date in real time.
So you can’t find a standard that meets all of your needs? No problem.
We know that in the world of education, things do not always follow the rules. Over the years, your district has stored all kinds of data and some of that data does not follow any standard, but it is still important. The xDComposer has the ability to create custom schemas using a visual interface to add your own custom objects into any existing XSD.
The xDComposer supports a wide range of data formats and models by supporting XSDs – a common method of data standardization documentation. Harness the power of the XSD by using the xDComposer to take control of data standardization in your district. Use any XSD – such as SIF, CEDS, or Ed-Fi –to create a model to collect and store your data. You can even mix and match data standards in the many different layers of your system to meet your needs – such as SIF for data collection and CEDS for longitudinal reporting databases.
Collect only the data that changes for fast data collection.
Some data is difficult to collect because there is no way to track just the changed data. This often happens when collecting data from legacy systems and flat files. The xDComposer has the unique ability to create and track record keys for data without a unique primary key. This allows the xDComposer to collect just the data that changes resulting in greatly improved data collection performance and efficiency.
Fluidly create an XML message off of the collected data
Standardize Your Data
Use the xDComposer with SIF, CEDS, Ed-fi, etc
Increase data interoperability, portability, and comparability across agencies.
Universal XML Generator
Map Data from any Source into XML
Change Any Element
Translate any data into XML without using triggers
Learn More About the xDComposer
The xDComposer is an easy to use point-and-click data mapper that allows you to pass data between applications without the need to learn complex applications, such as Microsoft SQL SSIS packages. All you really need to know about is your own data. Through the xDComposer interface you can select any existing XSD structure – such as SIF or CEDS – or create your own standardized structure to move data between all of the applications in your district. Once you have designed your structure, xDComposer fully automates the movement of the data, all behind the scenes so you don’t have to do the work.
Mapping the data is easy and can be done from nearly any data source – including legacy databases and mainframes. Mapping is as simple as defining a connection, selecting the data out of the source, and pointing the source data to the schema of the new structure. The on-screen preview area allows you to easily verify your mappings before publishing your records. During the mapping process, you can add translations and validations to create standardized data that can be used for longitudinal analysis.