When meeting students on the first day of school, there isn’t much you know about them right away. Teachers can see their names, possibly a picture, and usually not much else without really digging into every student. Where I used to teach, I could look at all my students’ grades in their previous classes, but that was an extremely time consuming process to go ...
Nothing is more frustrating than having an incredible project and no way to quantify student success. Well, actually, that might not be true. It might be equally frustrating to be told that the only way to show a student is successful is on a test. All the best educators know that there are a myriad of ways for students to demonstrate their skills and that students ...
Real Time Data,
Student Growth Data,
Stewardship requires the act of carefully and responsibly managing something entrusted to “one’s care”. Unfortunately, education data stewardship in schools and school districts is typically a headache that is difficult enough when there is continuity from year to year; it becomes nightmare-ish when people transition out of a role or leave a school or district. It ...
Democratization of Information,
Now that the calendar is about to turn to July, school and district leaders are preparing their summer work plans. After all, the next school year will be here before we know it. With each year ending and new year beginning, it’s always important to conduct a product analysis of your education ecosystem. An effective, comprehensive analysis allows leaders to identify ...
Planning and Preparation,
Data in Practice,