Measurement and Accountability

School Staffing Project Update

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 3:06 pm

The Montana State Educator Information System (MSEIS), the new Educator Licensure system will be implemented in April.  The system will automate and improve many tasks related to licensing educators.  This system will also provide greater electronic access by school district personnel to the educator licensure system, including a feature for school administrators to inform licensure staff when schools are trying to hire someone with a pending licensure application. 


The OPI is developing another module of the MSEIS system, named Terms of Employment, Accreditation, and Master Schedule (TEAMS).  TEAMS replaces the Annual Data Collection (ADC) or Fall Report.  The deadlines for submitting the information for accreditation purposes will remain the same.  For this collection, districts will be required to enter or upload data including:   terms of employment for each position in the district, teaching assignments at the class level, and class rosters of students. Districts will send updates throughout the year. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Course Codes will be used for reporting classes to the OPI.  In March, the OPI will provide a list of NCES courses to be used by schools and a tool to map the current course offerings to the NCES courses. 


The OPI continues to work with an advisory group for our compensation collection (SB 329).  The group is currently testing the process for generating the School Employment Ids (SEID) and the file upload process.  We are very thankful to this group for volunteering to help everyone out!!  All districts will be required to submit detailed expenditures on salaries and benefits paid to all school district employees in 2012-13. 

For more information, contact Kellee English, 444-1625