BCCPAC News

Survey on the Future of a Province-Wide Student Information System

BCeSIS is a province-wide student information systems used by schools and school districts across the province.

The Ministry is assessing future directions for BCeSIS. Gartner Consulting was hired in spring 2011 to review BCeSIS and recommend next steps. Gartner’s report recommends that the Province purchase a new student information system, continuing to use BCeSIS until it can be implemented. You may wish to read Gartner’s full report, its executive summary or a summary of its findings prepared by the Ministry of Education

We encourage you to take the surveys for parents and students which can be found on the Ministry’s engagement site. If you have any questions regarding the surveys, please feel free to contact Elevate Consulting. If you experience technical difficulties, please email surveysupport@elevateconsulting.ca or call 250-483-6660

The deadline for collecting survey responses has been extended until January 20, 2012.

 

Want To Know More About The FSA?

The BCCPAC FSA Toolkit can be found at http://www.bccpac.bc.ca/resources/assessment.aspx which provides valuable information and answers to many questions.

BCCPAC hopes this information will provide answers to questions parents may have on the FSA’s administered in BC to students in Grades 4 and 7 and their intended purpose. Those seeking a deeper understanding of assessment are encouraged to read “A Parent’s Guide to Assessmenthttp://www.bccpac.bc.ca/UserFiles/file/Resources/StudentAssessmentBCParentGuide_2007.pdf

Nominations To The Board of Directors – BCCPAC is currently accepting nominations for the 2012/2013 Board of Directors. The position of First Vice President has been added to the list of positions open for election.  The term for this position will be one (1) year. The other positions open for Nomination: President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary and two (2) Directors have two (2) year terms.
The deadline for nominations is midnight February 28, 2012.  Nomination forms and information can be found on the BCCPAC website at: ( http://www.bccpac.bc.ca/index/event_calendar/2012AGM.aspx).  Inquiries may be sent to the Nominations Committee Chair, Cathy Jewett (cathyjewett@bccpac.bc.ca).

 

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