|DATE:||Wednesday, August 1, 2018|
|TO:||School Board Members|
|FROM:||Jeff Eakins, Superintendent|
|SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS|
|Approve the Annual Support Renewal for Viewpoint Software from Central Minnesota Educational Research and Development Council (Business Services Division)|
|This agenda item approves the annual support and software maintenance for Viewpoint software. The Viewpoint software, better known within the district as the Instructional Planning Tool (IPT), is used by instructors, administrators, and district level curriculum leaders to access individual student and group performance data.
The district has used the IPT since 2005. A variety of stakeholders were involved in the creation of the IPT so that the information would be valuable to the end user. IPT allows those with appropriate credentials immediate access to a wide array of information. Available data consists of an individual student, whole course, whole grade level, or whole school information. Classroom teachers can easily aggregate and/or disaggregate the most current demographic or assessment information available on their students, plus view a detailed history of patterns in achievement. An administrator's access provides the additional functionality of viewing whole school trends thus easily identifying areas of need and readily allowing for detailed focus on curriculum and instruction.
In accordance with the Florida Department of Education Purchasing Policy 6A-1.012(14), when acquiring information technology, as defined in Section 282.0041(14), F.S., the district may make any acquisition through direct negotiation and contract with a vendor or supplier, as best fits the needs of the school district.
|• Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child • Continuously improve processes and systems|
|FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted: Yes)|
|The annual support renewal cost is $96,000. Funds are included in the Information Technology budget for this expense.|
|Information Technology management and staff reviews and evaluates software to ensure the district efficiently utilizes the licenses.|
|SUBMITTED BY: Corey A. Murphy, General Manager, Procurement Services|
|Rick Laneau||Gretchen Saunders|
|General Manager, Information Technology
|Chief Business Officer
|Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20180801_893 (Board Meeting followed by Public Hearing) * Section C Item# 6.17|