Closing the Achievement Gap with SIS and LMS

Closing the GAP

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!

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5 thoughts on “Closing the Achievement Gap with SIS and LMS

  1. We currently use Aeries. It seems to be working well with many capabilities. I think it could be a little more user friendly. I’ve used PowerSchool in the past and I have found it to be much more user friendly but with less capabilities.

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  2. LAUSD uses MISIS – My Integrated Student Information System-an integrated student information system that tracks the “whole child”. Although, there were massive concern with it’s roll-out, LAUSD has made a major overhaul due to the persistence and leadership of Supt. Cortines. Currently, MISIS is making a difference for the district. See http://achieve.lausd.net/misis for more details

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  3. Reblogged this on Systemic leaders blog and commented:
    LAUSD uses MISIS – My Integrated Student Information System-an integrated student information system that tracks the “whole child”. Although, there were massive concern with it’s roll-out, LAUSD has made a major overhaul due to the persistence and leadership of Supt. Cortines. Currently, MISIS is making a difference for the district. See http://achieve.lausd.net/misis for more details

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