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3 ways our district avoids data overload
3 ways our district avoids data overload

Schools give many tests throughout the year to identify students’ skills and gaps in their learning, including universal screening, diagnostic, formative, interim, and summative assessments. These tests generate a huge…


Are K-12 data systems ready for AI?
Are K-12 data systems ready for AI?

As educators who love technology, we can barely contain our enthusiasm for the potential applications of artificial intelligence (AI). But AI requires massive amounts of data, so before jumping on…


The 2 dashboards that will get teachers to use data

How do you get teachers to use data? Here's how one district cut the fluff and zeroed in on what's really important.


10 data safety principles every school should be following
10 data safety principles every school should be following

Are you following these best practices for safe data collection and use?


3 ways to solve data and communication shortcomings
3 ways to solve data and communication shortcomings

Data Security. Big Data. Personalized Data. Data Breech. We all have been inundated lately with the growing complex conversations around data management including the critical information collected in education.


Education, technology groups collaborate to leverage student data

A new collaboration among three prominent education and technology groups will aim to help schools meet growing demands to leverage student data to boost achievement while highlighting best practices nationwide.


Video: SAS Curriculum Pathways-Making Learning More Profound and Efficient

Hear teachers and students from Mooresville Graded School District and Centennial Middle school discuss what they love about SAS Curriculum Pathways. With SAS Curriculum Pathways, educators have access to a…


New assessment and data management solutions for schools

With a strong federal focus on assessment and accountability in education, many ed-tech companies have released new products designed to help educators test their students’ understanding and track progress toward…


Feds take huge step to protect student privacy
Feds take huge step to protect student privacy

Asking state leaders to use data to drive school improvement and innovation sounds like a logical idea, but how can they also maintain student privacy in this often treacherous digital…


States make gains in building data systems
States make gains in building data systems

States have made unprecedented progress collecting longitudinal data in education, but they have not taken action to ensure data are used to improve student achievement, according to the Data Quality…


Feds launch new education data tool
Feds launch new education data tool

The federal Education Department has launched a new website that aims to provide easy access to key state and national education data for all school stakeholders.


Should student test scores be used to evaluate teachers?
Should student test scores be used to evaluate teachers?

The so-called value-added model is an “imperfect, but still informative” measure of teacher effectiveness, especially when it is combined with other measures, according to the preliminary results of a large-scale…


Commentary: Data undermining
Commentary: Data undermining

Unions are taking heat for their stance on using data to measure teacher quality, but school districts bear some responsibility, too.


Duncan: Use tech to leverage change

To avoid being caught short when stimulus money runs out, school officials should use the short-term federal funding to upgrade technology and improve the tracking of student data, U.S. Education…


Forum calls for better data use in education

Speakers at a forum about the use of longitudinal data in education stressed the importance of comprehensive data systems that follow students throughout their educational careers--from kindergarten to college--while also…


Technology key to analyzing assessment data

Through the careful application of technology in classroom assessments, schools and teachers can improve instruction for students, and states can develop comprehensive longitudinal data systems to better analyze student performance,…


Report highlights exemplary data use

The nonprofit Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has released a new report as part of its multi-year “Data-driven Decision Making: Vision to Know and Do” initiative, a cross-industry effort to…