Posted Date: July 01, 2009

Author: Jana Hernandes, Service Director, Operations, Federal Student Aid

Subject: 2009-2010 ISIR Analysis Tool Web Demonstration Site Now Available

We are pleased to announce the availability of the 2009-2010 ISIR Analysis Tool on the CPS Web Applications Demonstration (Demo) site, located at http://fafsademo.test.ed.gov. Most of the features of the production version of the ISIR Analysis Tool are available on the demo site, which is preloaded with test data.

The ISIR Analysis Tool is designed for any school that wants to review and analyze its Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) data and better understand certain characteristics about its Title IV applicant population and verification process (either selected by the U.S. Department of Education or defined by the school).

For those who are unfamiliar with the ISIR Analysis Tool and would like to learn more about how to use the demo site, we recommend visiting the "Guidance" section of Federal Student Aid's Quality Assurance (QA) Program Web site, located at http://ifap.ed.gov/qahome/guidance.html. We also recommend completion of the hands-on training course for the ISIR Analysis Tool available on the QA Program Web site at http://ifap.ed.gov/qadocs/ToolsforSchools/SessionC10TestDriveIATool.doc.

A user must have Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 6.0, Service Pack 2, or higher to utilize the reporting features available in the ISIR Analysis Tool. The site also supports Versions 1.5 and 2.0 of the Mozilla Firefox browser.

A user can access the CPS Web Applications Demo site using the following user name and password:

  • User Name: eddemo
  • Password: fafsatest

The user name and password fields are case-sensitive.

All entered data is cleared from the database each evening. The site is unavailable on Sundays from 7 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. (ET) due to regularly scheduled maintenance.

For additional information about the CPS Web Applications Demo site, including login information, a user can refer to the 2009-2010 CPS Test System User Guide. This guide is available for download in PDF format from the Federal Student Aid Download (FSAdownload) Web site, located at https://www.fsadownload.ed.gov, under "Technical References and Guides."

Contact Information

If you encounter issues with or have questions regarding the ISIR Analysis Tool or the CPS Web Application Demo site, contact CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800/330-5947 (TDD/TTY 800/511-5806) or by e-mail at CPSSAIG@ed.gov.

If you are a participant in Federal Student Aid's QA Program and have questions regarding the ISIR Analysis Tool, contact QA Program staff at qualityassurance@ed.gov, call your regional Federal Student Aid contact, or visit the QA Program Web site, located at http://ifap.ed.gov/qualityassurance.

   

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