School districts today are collecting an increasing amount of data, and with that comes a growing desire to use that data to drive better outcomes for their students. The challenge is that while the data exists in stacks of paper on desktops and digitally in different academic systems, it’s not available in an aggregated form […]
Summit is hands-down our favorite time of year– and 2017 did not disappoint, thanks to all of you! Data champions from across the country joined us for three days last month to share best practices, sharpen their data skills, and connect with colleagues just as passionate about education as they are. We are more inspired than […]
We are committed to information security and privacy—and we are constantly strengthening our best-practice based security systems and protocols to better serve the schools, teachers, and students who rely on us to get the information they need to enable all students to succeed.
Everybody seems to have a strategic plan… Experts like the Wallace Foundation and others have shown that great school districts must establish a strategic vision. And most school systems we talk to have a strategic plan, or are working on one. …yet most of us do not act on our plans. Despite […]
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As data and academic leaders, how can you ensure the reports you’re rolling out become an integral part of your stakeholders’ practice? In our November webinar, Caroline Galindo and Mariel Matze from Schoolzilla shared strategies for how to successfully roll out reports that make an impact, with a focus on the following: Using roll out […]
The district CTO’s growing data privacy challenge: According to the Teacher Knows Best survey of over 4,000 teachers, “Virtually all teachers (93 percent) now use some sort of digital tool to help guide instruction.” Given education technology tools’ sudden rise to near ubiquity, it is not surprising that “for the fourth straight year, state legislatures […]
With the release of new state assessment results, district and school leaders are anxious to use their data and make decisions that will impact student achievement. In our September webinar, LaKeshia Richardson and Steve Taylor from Schoolzilla focused on the essential questions district leaders, school leaders, and teachers are asking when reviewing their data: Do […]
Building a healthy data culture is essential to using data effectively in schools. From leading principals’ meetings to hosting a district-wide data day, school leaders need to consistently explore, analyze, and share data to drive action. In our August webinar, Sarah Shoff and Jason Dolan from Schoolzilla focused on the key elements to building a […]