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January 7th, 2013
Nine templates to help educators leverage school data
New industry collaborative says using data effectively can help close education gaps
Educators and administrators are collecting an enormous amount of data about the progress of their students and schools. Now that this information has been collected, how can it be used to improve education?
What administrators and teachers need is a practical system that organizes school and student data in a way that is easily understood and readily available during the school day, according to a collaboration by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and Gartner Inc.
School districts are looking to purchase student information systems and learning management systems to help them with this task.
Watch CoSN CEO Keith Krueger’s interview with Comcast Newsmakers (aired on CNN):
(Next page: A closer look at the collaborative’s goals—and nine templates it has created to help educators leverage school data)