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5/25/2016

Digital assessment tools provide a unique opportunity to personalize learning, by enabling seamless connection between a district’s curriculum, assessments and achievement data to give immediate feedback that guides teaching and improves learning on a daily basis.

2/23/2016

A key component of building a data driven culture is ensuring that all teachers and administrators can access and interact with all student data from a variety of sources in one easy-to-access location, providing an accurate, real-time picture of student, teacher, and school performance.

12/2/2015

While administrators have access to more performance data than ever before, too often they are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information and unable to use it strategically, and student performance data is stored in ways that prevent it from being used to inform important decisions. But, creating data dashboards can give district leadership the ability to analyze enormous amounts of disparate data in a simple, visual way, resulting in more effective and informed decision making throughout the school system.

While administrators have access to more data than ever before, too often they are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information and are unable to use it strategically. But, the right tools can transform this challenge into an opportunity. Creating dashboards can give district leadership the ability to analyze enormous amounts of disparate data in a simple, visual way, resulting in more effective and informed decision-making throughout the school system.

While administrators have more student information available to them than ever before, the challenge is to use this data effectively and strategically to ensure that students are learning and achieving at high levels, and that district resources are allocated efficiently. In this web seminar, two administrators discussed how they transformed their districts by using data from their student information systems more effectively to improve instruction and to create measurable gains, while also improving efficiency and communication between staff, students and parents.

9/9/2015

While administrators have access to more data than ever before, too often they are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information and unable to use it strategically. But, the right tools can transform this challenge into an opportunity. Creating dashboards can give district leadership the ability to analyze enormous amounts of disparate data in a simple, visual way, resulting in more effective and informed decision making throughout the school system.

8/4/2015

While administrators have more student information available to them than ever before, the challenge is to use this data effectively and strategically to ensure that students are learning and achieving at high levels, and district resources are allocated efficiently.

Attend this web seminar to learn how two administrators transformed their districts by using data from their student information systems more effectively to improve instruction and create measurable gains, while also improving efficiency and communication between staff, students and parents.

For a number of years, an aging student information system (SIS) plagued Bethlehem Central Schools, located near Albany, New York. By spring 2013, it was apparent new software was needed to maintain the data about the district’s 4,900 students.

“We correctly predicted our SIS would soon be considered end-of-life and would no longer be supported,” says Dr. Sal DeAngelo, chief technology officer for the district. “We wanted to stay ahead of the curve and find a new solution before that happened.”

 St. Louis Superintendent Kelvin Adams reads to Gateway Elementary School students.

St. Louis Public Schools, the largest district in Missouri, was struggling to stay afloat in 2007, with $40 million dollars of debt and low test scores. In March of that year, the state school board revoked the district’s accreditation for not meeting state standards and took control.

K12 districts and decision makers recognize the importance of leveraging educational data to make informed decisions that support student academic success. 

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