Nicole Catapano, predictive analyst and solutions architect summarizes our current challenge with data. “Time is precious, resources are few. So how do you maximize the time and get the most efficient information in the hands of teachers so they can do something with it as soon as possible?” (Schaffhauser, p. 11)
Do these problems sound familiar?
In a 2012 Gartner project, “Closing the Achievement Gap: Turning Data Into Action” researchers found that…
- Only 23% of the 1,010 teachers surveyed said that the data from their Student Information System (SIS) helped them plan classroom activities.
- Only 3 of 10 teachers believed that their SIS helped them solve important problems in their classroom.
- Only 50% responded that they could use the data in their Learning Management System (LMS) to increase student achievement. (Schaffhauser, p. 12)
What systems does your school district’s use to store, manage, analyze and share student data? Is the system viewed as a tool for the Technology Department and administrators, or a tool for teachers, students and parents? Are there any success stories from our cohort, or similar challenges and frustrations? I would love to hear from you!