2017 Student Information System RFP
The Metropolitan School District of Warren Township (District) is seeking proposals for Student Information Systems. Submitted questions must be received by 2:00PM Eastern, March 17, 2017. Sealed proposals must be received by 2:00PM Eastern, March 31, 2017. Please check this page for updates or addendums and responses to submitted questions
MSD of Warren Township SIS RFP #20170228 Documents
- MSD of Warren Township SIS RFP
- MSDWT SIS RFP - Attachment A - Functional Requirements
- MSDWT SIS RFP - Attachment B - Technical Requirements
- MSDWT SIS RFP - Attachment C - Pricing
- MSDWT SIS RFP - Attachment D - References
- MSDWT SIS RFP - Attachment E - Exceptions
Submitted Questions and Responses
Requests for clarification of this RFP must be submitted to the District email address RFPResponse@warren.k12.in.us. Any such request must be received by 2:00PM Eastern, March 17, 2017.
Please check this page for submitted questions and responses.
The RFP does don’t indicate when MSD of Warren Township would like to go-live. Could you please provide a date that you would like to go-live?
MSD of Warren Township purposefully did not list a specific date. While the most logical dates to target are the start of the 2nd semester of school year 2017-18 (January 9th 2018) or the first day of the school year 2018-19, we seek advice on what the best implementation plan may be. Proper documentation, data conversion, training, installation, programming (external, internal interfaces) plans among others will drive the decision on what date is best. In addition, we are curious whether a parallel, phased or big bang approach is the best option. It is critical that the combination of timeline and process allows for successful implementation with a minimal amount of disruption.
Teacher Gradebook, Item 4 - Describe how the proposed system supports district-wide weighting for courses. Can you clarify, are you asking about weighting courses in a GPA? For example, an AP course with an A is counted as 4.5 points vs 4.0 for a non-AP course. Or is this about setting a weighted calculation method for courses and pushing those rules to the gradebooks? Do you need both answers?
We are referring to the method of deriving the grade in the actual class. Teachers are given autonomy over how they calculate grades to some extent (i.e. total points, weighted categories points, weighted categories that convert to a 100% scale). All classes at the high school are set up like a college setting - run from the 1st day until the end of the semester. Warren uses a .33 weight right now on transcripts. Both answers would be valuable.
Scheduling, Item 13 - Describe how proposed system controls use of course codes for current year but continues to allow selection of course code for prior year transfer grades Can you clarify this question? There are several other questions where MSDWT asks about changing courses (attributes, names and numbers) between years and buildings. IS this question asking about changing course numbers after the courses are part of a student transcript?
Yes it is after they are part of a transcript and for students that are moving in from other states, countries, schools.