SMART is a completely automated and seamless data integration solution
Many of our clients will have existing student ID #’s and student records stored in disparate in-house data systems created by Local Education Agencies (LEA), at regional MEP’s, or a statewide entity.
Those systems could be simple databases or old legacy technologies.
SMART’s patient programmers will work with our clients to determine the best way to get existing migrant student data exported from those systems and integrated into the data fields necessary to create new, standardized records in SMART. We do that with greater confidence than any MEP contractor you have worked with before, because we are 110% certain of the message switching and interface capabilities contained in SMART that makes data integration and standardization E-A-S-Y.
That data import, update and export back to the local districts or state education department, as well as the export to EDFacts and MSIX is a complete data exchange for ALL your migrant education needs. A visual image of that accomplishment can be seen in a simple chart:
Manual data entry between state and federal systems
Paper record intensive
No communication between disparate systems
Different interfaces for EDFacts and MSIX
Error rates increased because of different systems
Error rates increased because of paper transcription
Data exported to MSIX for existing students is the only data that updates prior MSIX submission
Federal requirements or deadlines are never missed again
How many local districts or state departments of migrant education have missed deadlines and not received your federal allocation funds? That means LEA’s have had to assume the cost for that migrant student’s education and pull funds from other education programs.
Those cut-off dates for EDFacts allocation dollars can now be made with ease. Critical December and February federal reporting can be met with confidence, especially for for Consolidated State Performance Reports or CSPR’s related to migrant student education data.
And how about those immediate MSIX records deadlines? They’re also met with ease in SMART’s summary review with actual countdown:
- Respond to error notifications within 5 business days
- Submit record updates within 30 calendar days after the end of an applicable enrollment period (e.g., the end of a semester, the end of a trimester, the end of a summer intersession period)
- Submit student record updates within 10 business days of a child enrolling in a MEP program
No education program has been made more full-proof or fully-automated, than the MEP process. Get it right — GET SMART!