Tag Archives: student data

Better Together

In-depth with big-hearted Mark Milliron of Civitas Learning. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Editor’s note: For one of the fastest-growing edtech companies in higher education, we’ve dug deep and present here one of our most in-depth interviews. Enjoy! A first-generation … Continue reading

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Best Possible Experience

A different take on personalized instruction. GUEST COLUMN | by Cliff King As a grandfather, I’ve been around long enough to see some major changes in what education looked like for my kids compared to what it will look like … Continue reading

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The Process of Assessing Student Learning Is Broken

A product strategist’s perspective on data for teachers. GUEST COLUMN| by Hilary Scharton In the current assessment landscape, all schools are required to assess students because of past and recent legislature — the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and … Continue reading

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A Good Look

Six ways to make data work for teachers and their students. GUEST COLUMN | by Woody Dillaha and Jeanette Haren Thanks to the rise of technology, K-12 teachers have more student data than ever. Even so, it’s not always easy … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | IO Insights from IO Education

IO Insights equips educators to turn data into insights and action. The student data solution from IO Education breaks down data silos across the organization, and allows school districts to use all of their data to increase student achievement and … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Renaissance STAR 360

When teachers know precisely what students already understand, it’s easier to plan what to teach next or what skill areas might need revisiting. With Renaissance Star 360, a comprehensive assessment and student achievement data solution, schools and districts help students … Continue reading

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Streamlined and Strengthened

Five new best practices for securing student data. GUEST COLUMN | by Adam Eberle A vital responsibility of school districts is to safeguard all statistics and information they gather about their students. While that data must be kept secure to … Continue reading

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Data for Kids

Helping students succeed with timely, actionable information to those who need it most. GUEST COLUMN | by Paige Kowalski The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) recently released a new vision and set of policy recommendations to help states enact policies critical … Continue reading

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Trends | Making Education Data Work for Students

Parents, teachers, community leaders, policymakers and students themselves need tailored information to ensure all students’ individual needs are met. While infrastructure investments and smart policies have given every state the technical ability to produce richer and more useful pictures of … Continue reading

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The New Politics of Educational Data

A widening ideological divide emerges with powerful implications for the future of education. GUEST COLUMN | by Bryan Alexander  As winter gives way to spring in the northern hemisphere, we are witnessing the emergence of a new politics of educational … Continue reading

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Education Technology is Nothing — without People

Putting purposeful tools in the hands of teachers we support and believe in. GUEST COLUMN | by Renny Monaghan There are some teachers and administrators who are so smitten with education technology, they believe there’s a technological solution for every … Continue reading

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A Step Further

Technology’s role in the evolution of useful data. GUEST COLUMN | by Brian Ludemann It is well known among education technologists that adoption of technology in our industry has always lagged behind others. There are many reasons for this – … Continue reading

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Knowing Data

How schools are getting smarter about analytics. GUEST COLUMN | by Aaron Feuer The field of analytics, though well established in the corporate world, is rather new to schools. Districts don’t typically employ data scientists, and most schools track only … Continue reading

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DS Challenge

The data security challenge — and what to do about it. GUEST COLUMN | by Steven Grant The shift to electronic records, without a doubt, has allowed schools to operate more efficiently. Digital records keep student information accessible and in … Continue reading

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What Makes Them Tick

A passionate edupreneur discusses the value of a holistic view of student learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Jack Macleod If you are tracking trends in education, then you have probably heard the terms “whole-child approach” and “360-view of student performance.” … Continue reading

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Trends | Protecting Student Privacy

As school rolls forward nationwide, CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) and the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) just released a new resource for school leaders to help them smartly discuss the critical issue of student privacy. The infographic explains to … Continue reading

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Privacy and Security

How to safeguard student education data. GUEST COLUMN | by Ray Ackerlund With more than 90 percent of school districts in the United States electronically storing data on students’ attendance to test scores and everything in between, safeguarding student information … Continue reading

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Smart Teachers

A superintendent’s perspective on the importance of teacher data and the implications of applying it to improve classroom performance. GUEST COLUMN | by Robert Thomason Recently, so much time and energy have been spent discussing student data – how to … Continue reading

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