This page includes information for the SDR Certification Programme including the certification process and the certification information pack.
The purpose of SMS certification programme is to ensure that the Student Management System (SMS) interfaces correctly with the Ministry of Education’s system Single Data Return (SDR) and data passed to the Ministry of Education is an accurate representation of that entered.
This programme certifies:
Annually when there are changes introduced to the SDR for the next SDR year. It usually takes place in January and February.
For the existing SMS Vendors, the Annual Certification would usually include SDR Certification only. NSI Certification may be needed if there are new changes being implemented to National Student Index (NSI).
SDR Certification programme is a voluntary programme.
Ministry of Education emails the test data specification and invitation for the upcoming year to all existing SMS vendors to participate in the certification programme.
SMS vendors indicate their intentions to participate in the programme.
Participating SMS vendors would supply the following materials to the Ministry of Education:
Ministry of Education would check if the materials contain evidence of the changes implemented in SMS.
Ministry of Eductaion would also submit the test data to a test environment using the standard SDR submission process.
SMS Vendors will be notified of any errors which failed the certification and these errors are expected to be fixed.
SMS Vendors who have successfully completed the certification, will have their details updated in STEO CMS website under Applications.
STEO (Services for Tertiary Education Organisations) website is updated.
Official certification letters are sent out to the certified SMS vendors either by email.
If you have any queries regarding the SMS Certification Programme or have any problems downloading the above documents, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.