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Update on TIES

posted Jan 29, 2018, 11:38 AM by kdaniels@isd911.org   [ updated Jan 29, 2018, 11:38 AM ]

An update regarding the vote at TIES and what this means for Cambridge-Isanti Schools:


As many of you may already know, the member districts voted to dissolve the Technology and Information Educational Services cooperative, known as TIES. Cambridge-Isanti Schools is not a TIES member district, we are a customer. 


A couple of things to know regarding this news:

1.  Our TIES and edSpring products will still be available for use – this vote does not mean that the switch is “being turned off” anytime soon. You will still have use and access to data, assessments and progress monitoring as usual.

2.  We were aware of the situation at TIES and the possibility of a vote to dissolve. Over the past two years we have explored a limited number of replacement options, but at this point we will need to identify additional options for review as well. These options would include the data warehouse and assessment software pieces, along with possible replacement math and literacy benchmark assessments and progress monitoring tools.

3.  Teaching and Learning will be working to draft a process, action plan and timeline to explore our future data and assessment needs which will be shared with the Principals and coaches for future discussion.


So once again, we are continuing with “business as usual” in regard to TIES and edSpring! Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.


Please contact Anne Johnson, Data and Assessment Coordinator, if you have any questions.