Research shows that student learning is affected by nonacademic as well as academic factors. Enabling students to achieve their full potential requires integrating learning outcome data with information about special needs, interventions, and social/emotional factors. To help K-12 educators gain insight into how this data can be used for better classroom management and to create a high-performing school culture, Kickboard today announces the publication of a new white paper titled, “Instructional Management Solutions: Creating a High-Performing School Climate by Capturing, Analyzing and Acting Upon 360-Degree Student Data.” The paper can be accessed at: http://bit.ly/1aWTanJ
The paper, which will be released this week at the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) 2014 Convention, explores the variety of data points educators should collect and analyze, so as to make instructional decisions based on a “360-degree” understanding of the whole child. It also examines the obstacles to acquiring and understanding those data points, and how instructional management systems can simplify the process by integrating and organizing the data to make it easy to understand, act upon and share.
“In my work as a classroom teacher and in my current discussions with K-12 schools, I know first-hand how difficult it is to move from system to system to piece together data to create comprehensive student profiles. Even with technologies like student information systems and online gradebooks, many teachers still struggle to manage and organize all the valuable information they capture about their students every day,” said Jennifer Medbery, CEO and founder of Kickboard. “An instructional management solution can help educators stay afloat in a sea of student data by providing a single, secure location where they can collect and analyze student performance and behavioral information for informed decision-making.”
The Kickboard instructional management solution is a central hub of classroom data, where teachers can collect, analyze and share student grades, standards mastery, rubric observations, attendance, behavior and more. The platform’s teacher-centric design and dashboards provide easy-to-understand, actionable information to better drive instructional decisions. With real-time data and a global, holistic view of each child, teachers can directly impact students’ academic performance and behavior, and create more effective, engaged learning environments.
The Kickboard instructional management solution gives K-12 educators the tools to quickly establish consistent practices for effective classroom management school- and district-wide. Using the highly configurable, web-based platform, educators can create a performance-based culture that leads to sustainable school improvement and long-term student success. For information, visit www.kickboardforteachers.com.