Why Actionable Student Data is Vital for K-12 School Districts

January 16, 2020

The biggest challenge to actionable data is time.

Not convinced? Most student data is either entered into a SIS, delivered to an isolated login in the case of assessments, or it exists in the form of handwritten logs or notes on the desks of teachers all over your district. Your data is everywhere. By the time you get everything you need in one place and create the report that unveils a trend that needs to be corrected, you may be past the point of using it.

Top performing school districts know it’s important to make data truly actionable. That is, information that helps you make effective decisions about your school. Driven by knowledge, you can improve student outcomes and affect change in your district.

But how do we unlock this actionable data? How do we create more time? With SchoolStatus, you can make data actionable and improve your school through three key steps:

  1. View all your student data behind one login (including communication records!).
  2. Interact with visualized data in graphs and charts.
  3. Use what you learn to have more productive conversations with parents.

Learn more about these steps to success below.

Use All-in-One Student Platform

You and your staff do not have the time to learn several different types of software just for basic school functions. Investing the time to aggregate data from several types of software can strain the school’s resource budget. Worse yet, when those programs inevitably don’t work well together, you miss out on valuable insight.

Save your school time and money while adding value with a comprehensive program like SchoolStatus. You can ensure Federal compliance, communicate with parents, track at-risk attendance and behavioral trends, monitor student academic performance, spot achievement gaps, and more- all behind one login. Better yet, this system ensures you use your school’s technology budget wisely.

Since all of these features work together seamlessly, you can access unparalleled data with SchoolStatus. Track trends throughout the district, focus on just one school, or zoom in on a particular student with ease. No more searching for different paper files throughout your office. You can easily access data that helps you make the choices you make every day.

Greater Visibility Empowered by Data

Of course, seeing all the data in the world is no good if you can’t make sense of what you’re looking at. You shouldn’t have to be a data scientist with an additional degree to understand what your software is telling you. That’s why we make information from SchoolStatus easy to read.

With just a few clicks and a quick look, you can understand the most important metrics you need at that moment. The easy-to-use dashboard keeps you up-to-date on the most important metrics. Color-coded graphs and charts allow you to quickly identify trends and see what’s working for your school. It’s never been so easy to stay in-the-know.

More Informed (and Productive) Discussions with Educators and Parents

With all of this data at your fingertips, you can have discussions about what really matters. No more back-and-forth exchanges about the reality of the situation. With the facts at hand, you can have conversations about what these trends mean to a student, a group or a school, and how you should proceed.

For example, you no longer need to ask each individual teacher if they have completed their parent engagement, login to multiple sites to compare benchmarks to past assessment results, or wonder if discipline events are being resolved professionally. You can see all of this data at a glance and then focus on discussions that solve problems.

This is the power of actionable data. When you can easily collect and see information, you can have productive conversations and make confident decisions. When a whole school or district counts on you to make these choices, can you really afford not to make the most informed decisions possible?

If you’re ready to join the movement with actionable information, schedule your own no strings attached demo today!

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