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Open Data from School Inspector (CZ0028)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Czech Republic Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Česká školní inspekce [Czech Schools Inspectorate]

Support Institution(s): The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports – for the maximum consistency and validity, it is appropriate to publish (in the form of open data) the data from the Registry of Schools and School Facilities held by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (https://rejskol.msmt.cz) with which Česká školní inspekce’s data are linked. EDUin, o.p.s.

Policy Areas

Access to Information, E-Government, Education, Open Data, Public Service Delivery, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Czech Republic Design Report 2018-2020

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Technology

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Opening data – aggregated findings from outcomes of Česká školní inspekce’s [Czech Schools Inspectorate] activities
Start and end date of commitment: 1 September 2018 – 1 August 2019
Lead implementing agency
Česká školní inspekce [Czech Schools Inspectorate]
Which public problem will be resolved by this commitment?
Česká školní inspekce [Czech Schools Inspectorate] holds extensive data sets acquired during comprehensive or thematic inspections primarily concerned with evaluating the quality of education in initial education in CZE. These data sets form the basis of the organisation’s crucial and strategic outputs – annual and thematic reports or other similar documents intended for professionals, education policy- makers and other stakeholders. These outputs can be found here and here, for example.
Although the individual information (more than 10 million individual records in the InspIS information system) relating to the specific topics of schools and school facilities is not public, it is possible to publish electronically selected (regional) aggregated data, which are now part of the above published reports (document format).
The publication of such data in open format enables the wider use thereof by potential consumers, or alternatively also via other electronic applications.
What is the commitment?
The commitment is to publish open data (selected aggregated findings) from the InspIS system (DATA). This will be done with the highest possible efficiency without being a major burden on the staff of Česká školní inspekce.
How will the commitment contribute to solving a public problem?
The proposal is to create an electronic model of existing information held by the InspIS system which will enable automatic publication of selected aggregated findings, in RDF open format (to enable automatic sharing with other information systems) and CSV format (or similar) for less technologically sophisticated access. This will satisfy both the requirements of other information systems operators (or their users) and professionals and the wider general public.
How does the commitment relate to OGP values?
The commitment will significantly improve the accessibility of public information held by service authorities and will expand the information potential of such data, thanks to the option of publishing them and linking to other data in electronic systems. It will strengthen the possibility of professionals or education policy-makers, and also the media, using these data. Given the above, the commitment unequivocally relates to the values of transparency and civil participation.
Further information
The proposal will be implemented as part of the Complex System of Financial Evaluation project within the Operational Programme of Research, Development and Education [OP RDE]. The Czech Schools Inspectorate has already initiated the implementation process.
Milestone activity with verifiable output
Preparation and implementation of a public tender for technical modifications to the InspIS system
Immediately - 15 September 2018
Modifications to the InspIS system
16 September 2018 - 31 December 2018
Pilot operation
01 January 2019 - 31 March 2019
Full operation, publication of data and the entry thereof into the National Catalogue, automation of updates
01 April 2019 - 01 August 2019
Name of the responsible person from the implementing agency
Bc. Kamil Melichárek
Role, Department
Director of the Department of ICT and Economic Reporting
Email and telephone
kamil.melicharek@csicr.cz, +420 251 023 225
Other stakeholders involved
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports – for the maximum consistency and validity, it is appropriate to publish (in the form of open data) the data from the Registry of Schools and School Facilities held by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (https://rejskol.msmt.cz) with which Česká školní inspekce’s data are linked.
EDUin, o.p.s.

IRM Midterm Status Summary

7. Opening data – aggregated findings from outcomes of Czech Schools Inspectorate activities

Language of the commitment as it appears in the action plan:

The objective of the commitment is to publish in open data the outcomes of public inspection of schools from the InspIS Portal system and implement regular updates. Czech Schools Inspectorate holds extensive data sets acquired during comprehensive or thematic inspections primarily concerned with evaluating the quality of education in initial education. These data sets form the basis of the organisation’s crucial and strategic outputs – annual and thematic reports or other similar documents are intended for professionals, education policymakers and other stakeholders. Although the individual information (more than 10 million individual records in the InspIS information system) relating to the specific topics of schools and school facilities is not public, it is possible to publish electronically selected (regional) aggregated data, which are now part of the above published reports (document format). The publication of such data in open format enables the wider use thereof by potential consumers, or alternatively also via other electronic applications.

Milestones:

  • Preparation and implementation of a public tender for technical modifications to the InspIS system
  • Modifications to the InspIS system
  • Pilot operation;
  • Full operation, publication of data and the entry thereof into the National Open Data Catalogue, automation of updates).

For full text of the commitment please see: https://korupce.cz/partnerstvi-pro-otevrene-vladnuti-ogp/narodni-akcni-plany-nap/ctvrty-akcni-plan-2018-2020/faze-vytvoreni/

Start Date: 1 September 2018            

End Date: 1 August 2019

Context and Objectives

This commitment is to publish in open data formats selected aggregated findings from the Czech Schools Inspectorate (CSI) InspIS system. Currently, the CSI carries out comprehensive evaluations on the operation of nursery, primary, secondary, and vocational schools, as well as on school facilities. The outcomes of these evaluations are then used for inspection reports, thematic reports, and public-legal audit protocols. [12] All these documents are public and accessible on the CSI website. However, the individual evaluation information (more than 10 million individual records in the InspIS system) is not public yet. This commitment aims to make those outputs available in open data to enable a more extensive use by potential consumers and other electronic applications.

The commitment is specific enough to be verified. Similarly to commitments 5 and 6, it entails the implementation of a pilot program, and the implementation of the full operation and it provides a clear timeframe for each milestone. However, it would require more specificity on the proposed modifications to the InspIS system, and a concrete proposal of which data is going to be published first, as well as a detailed schedule of publications during the pilot and implementation phase.


The commitment is relevant to the OGP values of access to information and technology and innovation as it increases the amount of information disclosed and is aligned with international publication standards. As written, the potential impact of the commitment is moderate. According to the government point of contact for OGP, so far, more than 32 million individual indicators were collected in the past 10 years, but they have been released selectively as tables and graphs only. This commitment would change the status quo as it will enable primary data to be released. However, there are still ongoing discussions on which datasets will be published first and how the data will be updated in the system. Moreover, it is not clear how the released data will be used or integrated into other systems.  

Next steps

During the implementation phase, the following suggestions should be considered:

  • Effectively target ultimate beneficiaries (school community, journalists, CSOs or enterprises working in the education sector) in the data disclosure prioritization.
  • Establish a clear schedule for the disclosure of the data (which dataset and when it will be published)
  • Conduct awareness-raising campaigns on the use of the available data.

Commitments

  1. Quality Management in Service Authorities

    CZ0022, 2018, Legislation & Regulation

  2. Judiciary Annual Report

    CZ0023, 2018, E-Government

  3. Publishing Lower Court Decision

    CZ0024, 2018, E-Government

  4. Raising Awareness About Whistle-Blowers

    CZ0025, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  5. Open Education Data

    CZ0026, 2018, Access to Information

  6. InspIS Information System

    CZ0027, 2018, Access to Information

  7. Open Data from School Inspector

    CZ0028, 2018, Access to Information

  8. Publication of Education Information on Creative Commons

    CZ0029, 2018, Access to Information

  9. Implementing the Civil Service Act

    CZ0016, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  10. Priority Data Sets of Public Administration

    CZ0017, 2016, Access to Information

  11. Public Administration of the Czech Republic’s Open Data Ecosystem

    CZ0018, 2016, Access to Information

  12. National Open Access to Scientific Information Strategy

    CZ0019, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  13. Supporting Volunteering

    CZ0020, 2016, Civic Space

  14. Improving Local Level Safety

    CZ0021, 2016, E-Government

  15. Adoption of the New Act on Civil Service

    CZ0007, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  16. Implementing Legislation for the New Act on Civil Service

    CZ0008, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  17. Institutional Measures to Implement the New Act on Civil Service

    CZ0009, 2014, Capacity Building

  18. Selection, Recruitment, and Appointment of Civil Servants/High-Ranking Civil Servants

    CZ0010, 2014, Capacity Building

  19. Systematization of Service Positions and Service Authorities

    CZ0011, 2014, Labor

  20. Streamline the Free Access to Information System

    CZ0012, 2014, Access to Information

  21. Support for Open Data Publishing

    CZ0013, 2014, Access to Information

  22. Open Data Catalogue

    CZ0014, 2014, Access to Information

  23. Open Data Legal Framework

    CZ0015, 2014, Access to Information

  24. Adoption of an Act on Civil Servants

    CZ0001, 2012, Legislation & Regulation

  25. Amendments of the Free Access to Information Act

    CZ0002, 2012, Access to Information

  26. Identification and Removal of Legal and Technical Obstacles

    CZ0003, 2012, Access to Information

  27. Creation of an Open Data Infrastructure in the Public Procurement Sector

    CZ0004, 2012, Access to Information

  28. Converting the Most Important Data Sources to Open Data Standards

    CZ0005, 2012, Access to Information

  29. Creation of a Catalogue of Public Administration Data

    CZ0006, 2012, Access to Information

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