Integrated Education Data (iEd) programme

The Integrated Education Data (iEd) programme is a 5 year programme aimed at making education data more accessible for educators to raise student achievement and wellbeing.

iEd will ensure that:

  • Learners, parents and whānau have access to the right information to help learners succeed and reach their potential.
  • Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako (CoL) are able to collaborate around a common achievement challenge, improve their collective decision-making and monitor and evaluate success.
  • Education providers and government can use data to inform decision-making with evidence about what works, for whom and under what conditions.
  • Learners can access an enduring record of their progress.
  • Administrative burden on education providers is reduced from learner enrolments and compliance reporting.

Funding and delivery of iEd

iEd will be delivered in stages. As each stage concludes, funding will be sought for the next stage of the programme. Each stage is self-contained and the benefits of each stage are not reliant on funding for the next stage.

Initial work has been funded out of the Data and Analytics Contingency Fund, established in Budget 2016 to complete the analysis and design work. The initial funding will also enable us to progress work on some smaller scale initiatives to test new ways of working.

Student Information Sharing Initiative (SISI)

SISI is a key project within the iEd programme. It has the potential to provide a secure electronic platform to enable the transfer of a learners’ information as they move between schools.

The platform has the potential to bring considerable benefits for both learners and teachers by:

  • Making a difference to the 160,000 children and young people that for a range of reasons move schools every year.
  • Reducing paperwork and saving time by providing schools with the information they need from other schools to get the right support to new students in their school.
  • Reducing the need for teachers to re-test to see where their students are at and they won’t need to go to previous schools for student information. Critical information about each student will arrive at their school with them on day one.
  • Storing relevant information securely in one place so it is much easier to access under the right conditions.
  • Improving the flow of information within and between Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako.

We’ve started the process to tender for an information technology partner to help us develop detailed requirements for SISI. They’ll work with selected schools and their Student Management System vendors to develop and test requirements to support the business case to develop a technology solution.

We’ll work with legal, ethics and privacy experts to inform the system design and ensure data privacy and access is managed appropriately.

SISI will start with schools and then has the potential to be expanded so that information is shared between early learning services, schools and tertiary institutions.


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