Ohio's 11-year-old computer system for gathering education data is obsolete and of little use to districts, members of an advisory committee say.

"The school districts are asked to gather information that doesn't help them and doesn't get back to student learning," said Bruce Hawkins, chief executive officer of the management councel of the Ohio Education Computer Network.

Hawkins sits on a 15-member advisory council guiding the development of a new computer network to improve the state education department's collection, processing, and analysis of data.



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