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Better Education Insights Tomorrow Require Data Standards Today

Responses to COVID-19 have brought about wholesale changes to learning environments that were previously limited to pockets of innovative schools across the country. Schools and districts are implementing virtual education at unprecedented scale via teleconferencing applications and online curriculum resources.

How Generate Advances Common Education Data Standards

This blog post was co-authored by Nancy Copa.

To help with the heavy lifting, Generate, a freely available application, can be used to automate compliance education data reporting to the US Department of Education.

The Added Value of Integrated Data

Data management professionals recommend integrating siloed data to create a comprehensive dataset that brings enhanced value.

Tackling Turnover: Be Prepared with Data Process Documentation

It’s Friday afternoon and your best data analyst just walked into your office and resigned. She’s leaving in two weeks. What do you do next?

9 Do's and Don’ts for Great Data Visualizations

At various different points, student data is collected on such things as attendance, disciplinary issues, assessments scores, and grades. How do we organize this wealth of information into something meaningful?

CEDS: Not Just Another Education Acronym

Picture this moment in world history. The year is 1200 B.C. Nations are independent of one another. Each nation has developed its own culture complete with customs, dress, and language. Even though nations exist next to each other, communication between them is difficult.

What is Interoperability Anyway? Data Standards Improve Educational Outcomes

But have you found yourself wondering, what is interoperability anyway? You are not alone.

4 Focus Areas to Improve Local Education Data Quality

Many of the data systems at the local level are designed to support the administration of the day-to-day activities of the schools. While some of that data travels upstream to the state and federal government, for the most part, school staff are focused on what data can tell them about their day-to-day operations and about the instruction of children.

Integration Does Not Interoperability Make

When enabled in a secure and privacy-protected environment, interoperability allows for more timely provision of data into the hands of students, parents, educators and administrators. It serves as the underlying foundation for meaningful advancements in the outcomes of all students.