ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-07-049

Date Created : 10/23/2006


Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
High School Principals
other: Teacher Center Coordinators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Special Assistant - Dee Cox
Unique Teacher ID and On-Line Professional Development

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Janinne Riggs

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) have recently announced the launch of the Internet Delivered Education for Arkansas Schools (IDEAS) professional development portal. Arkansas IDEAS provides Arkansas educators with a variety of professional development opportunities including literacy and mathematics courses. The professional development available on Arkansas IDEAS is at no charge to Arkansas teachers. Arkansas IDEAS is found at

Teachers will be required to enter the 10-digit Teacher ID to register for online professional development. Personnel with the necessary assigned security rights to Sungard Pentamation's StudentPlus (SMS) or FinancePlus (FMS) software may look up the 10-digit Teacher ID by following the steps listed below. Individuals with licensed access to Cognos Query Studio or Report Studio can produce a list of 10-digit Teacher IDs by running the Cognos report identified below.

Access one of the paths below to provide teachers with the 10-digit ID number:

From the FinancePlus Main Menu
>Human Resources
>Employee Information
>Employee Payroll Tab
>Retirement Button
>EMPL State ID

From the StudentPlus Main Menu:
>Building Administration
>Assigned Building
>District Define

From Cognos Reports at

Enter User ID and Password
>Open Public Folder
>Open Personnel Folder
>Click on the “Employee State ID Number” report

All active teachers in Pentamation have a State ID number.

For teachers not in Pentamation (Little Rock, North Little Rock, Pulaski County, and Lake Hamilton), data from the 2006 Cycle 2 Report was used to generate these ID numbers. Therefore, any teacher hired by these districts after Cycle 2 of 2006 will not be in the system at this time. These districts can contact the district technology coordinator for assistance in accessing the ID.

Administrators, educational cooperative personnel and ADE staff will be issued an ID in the near future.

If a state ID number has not been assigned for a teacher choosing to register for online professional development, please contact AETN at 1-800-662-2386 or If difficulty is experienced in registering, please contact AETN at the above location.


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