What is TRACS?
TRACS (TASC Registration, Assessment and Certification System) is the Office of TASC’s system for managing student administration, examination and certification data.
TRACS replaces the Office of TASC’s current system, and creates a robust system and enduring legacy for the management of secondary student information now and in the future. The system will commence roll out from April 2019.
Why is TRACS needed?
In 2017, the Office of TASC identified the need to transition its student management system to a modern platform that would guarantee the effective management of student administration, examination and certification data into the future.
TRACS was created in partnership between the Department of Education and TASC with input from the teaching and school community.
Its goal is to modernise and simplify processes relating to student administration, examination and certification and enable schools more time with students.
TRACS is a single place for schools to communicate with the Office of TASC and will allow schools to track their interaction with TASC and see progress of enquiries.
What does TRACS do?
There are six key features of TRACS.
- TRACS portal – an online communication platform that makes it easy for schools to communicate with the Office and track and manage student information and data (such as enrolment and results) and streamlines many of the processes and tasks schools currently complete.
- TRACS central database – an online database that securely manages student, school and teacher information and is the source of identity data for all students registered with TASC in Tasmania.
- TRACS customer relationship management system – an online system that cleverly manages all the interactions, data and assessment information about students, making it easy to extract and have access to up to date information throughout the year.
- TRACS exam control centre – an online system which combines all of the practical planning for exams including developing papers, managing exam centres, markers, supervisors and numbers of students sitting exams.
- TRACS assessment database – an online database where assessment data for all students is entered and used to formulate results for TASC certificates and qualifications.
- TRACS reporting – a system with capability to manage student data for senior secondary attainment and other government reporting including a new business intelligence reporting ability, ensuring continued reliability and integrity of all TASC data
When will TRACS be rolled out?
TRACS is scheduled for roll out from April 2019.
Face to face training will and resources will be available to support TRACS release. School Superusers will be provided face to face training prior to launch, throughout the state.
Stage 1 will include the release of features one, two and three – the TRACS portal, the TRACS central database and the TRACS customer relationship management system.
Stage 2, which is anticipated to be released from mid 2019, will include the release of features four, five and six – the TRACS exam control centre, the TRACS assessment database and TRACS reporting.