In her seventeen years teaching, eighth-grade science teacher Emily Frayser has occasionally encountered students who are struggling more than others. “There are just some kids who come to me that don’t feel like they can learn,” says Frayser. “They already feel like they’ve been defeated.”
This year is no different. Frayser is thinking about a particular student who didn’t feel like she could learn and needed extra attention. Luckily, Frayser figured that out as soon as possible using SchoolStatus. “I don’t have to figure out who my at-risk kids are,” she says. “SchoolStatus does that for me.”
SchoolStatus integrates all the data a district is collecting and creates individual student profiles and dashboards to view trends in a variety of data points such as attendance, discipline, and maybe most importantly, at-risk students.
If you know a student is in trouble, you want to do everything you can as soon as possible. With current and historical student data in one place, Emily Frayser is able to anticipate which students will need encouragement or attention, or perhaps with whose parents she should be working more closely.
Previous to using SchoolStatus, “it was almost like second, sometimes third nine-weeks before I knew those things,” shares Frayser. Now, she has the holistic information she needs on a student before they even enter the classroom at the beginning of the year, a huge advantage for herself and others. “Remember, time is crucial for a teacher.”
SchoolStatus is the district-wide communication tool that integrates key student data in order to increase communication among educators, district administrators, and student families. The company’s solution aggregates individual student data, such as state assessments, attendance, and grades in an easy-to-visualize format and offers the option to communicate with student families via call, text, or email. Through SchoolStatus, millions of communications have occurred on the classroom, campus, and district levels. For more information about SchoolStatus, visit www.schoolstatus.com.