eTIGER is a Timely, Information, Gathering, Examination and Reporting CTE online data collecting system. It was officially implemented in October, 2005. The name eTIGER refers to the coordination in data collection between the state EIS (Education Information System) data and the eTIGER system. Beginning with the 2009-10 school year, eTIGER was merged with EIS and displayed the real-time reported enrollment data of EIS. EIS became the sole database for CTE students, teachers and classes.
The exciting part of this data collection system is that data editing and verification will be performed by each individual CTE teacher—the person who has the best knowledge regarding the data for each student. The teacher will attest to the veracity of the data. The CTE director in each school system will then be able to check the data from each system reporting and approve its accuracy.
Some benefits of online reporting are efficient management of time and resources, accuracy of data reported, budget savings and front-line data verification from classroom teachers.
Update (September 2012)