ALL-IN-ONE LONGITUDINAL LOCAL/REGIONAL DATA CENTER
The absence of historical K-12 student data in one central database makes it very difficult for school leaders to evaluate the success of instructional programs and the effectiveness of teachers over a period of time. School districts today have several different and disparate systems and resources that capture student data. Student data from basic demographics, to subjects, teachers and grades passed and current, to formative and summative assessments, to English Language Learns, to students with special needs, to pass and current test scores on national, state and local exams, to low income students, to students with disabilities and much more represent data needed by school leaders to make decisions.
Most schools today have data but in several different electronic file cabinets. Few schools today have all their student data in an All-In-One Regional Data Center locally secured and privately controlled. The capability to capture data from multiple systems and resources using NewWay’s Web Services Framework into the All-In-Data Center provides a way to do the kinds of things that school leaders need to do to better understand what works and what doesn’t work and to make changes and decisions to improve student outcomes. To fully take advantage of the analytic and business intelligence tools available today for both Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases, school leaders need historical student data in one central database.