Back-office business: Which districts bought what ?
8/30/2011 12:00:00 AM
Douglas County (CO) School District
selects a balanced assessment program
Challenge: Douglas County wanted to turn
assessment information into actionable data
that can improve student learning and lead to
stronger professional development for teachers.
A California district adopts student data
Solution: The district selected Promethean’s
ActivProgress, a Web-based data-management
platform that lets teachers conduct assessments
for learning and put the most effective
teaching strategies into practice.
Challenge: Santa Ana Unified School District
needed technology that could provide data it
could use to predict outcomes and support student
success in both high school graduation and
college and career readiness.
Time to expedite student assessment and
Solution: eScholar Complete Data
Warehouse for PK-12 will be deployed in each
of the district’s high schools this fall. The project
will combine data from two existing student information systems with predictive
data-analysis reports for staff to monitor progress and provide interventions
or resources as needed.
Challenge: The Binghamton (NY) City School
District wanted to replace its internal data
collection system and expand its benchmark
New York State
expedites scoring of
Solution: To help expedite the studentassessment
reporting process across the district, Binghamton selected
Certica Solutions’ TestWiz, a Web-based testing analysis and reporting
tool. Now district employees can use the program’s plain-paper-scanning
technology to quickly analyze student assessment outcomes. “TestWiz has
provided our district with a viable solution for managing and analyzing our
students’ assessment data in an efficient and cohesive manner,” says Michael
Purdy, CIO and director of information services.
Challenge: New York State school
districts wanted to expedite scoring of
grade 3-8 exams.
Broken Arrow (OK)
eases the burden of
Solution: Optimum Solutions Corp.
(OSC)’s EASE (Educational Assessment
Scoring Environment) System let
teachers use electronic scoring to help
score ELA, math, and science assessments
this May. Teachers commented
on the ease of viewing the answers
onscreen in an organized fashion rather
than wading through hundreds of
cumbersome answer booklets.
Challenge: Broken Arrow needed a
new way to handle state reporting and
equip educators with key student data.
Solution: The district chose Mizuni
District Solution. “Our district was
impressed by how much easier state
reporting would be with Mizuni’s automated
process,” says Cathy Brown,
assistant director for student management.
The product made it easier to
meet the state’s reporting requirements
and allowed staff to transmit
high-quality data on time and in the
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