Data Governance: What is It and Why is It Important?

The risks of poor-quality data, data breaches, and duplicate data are high and very expensive. Districts and state education agencies spend millions annually on student information systems, software, hardware, information technology staff, assessments and many other aspects of data system management. A strong data governance program is designed to provide coordinated and systemic oversight of data-related decisions throughout an organization.

What is Metadata and How Does It Impact Education?

Content developers and application providers can optimize the content search experience for educators by capturing, tagging and delivering learning standards and content in a consistent and machine-readable metadata format. This enables educators to find the content necessary to help their students achieve standard mastery.

Why Point-to-Point Integrations Can’t Be the Right Answer for Interoperability

Data integration solutions are sprouting up all over the K-12 education sector. But, unfortunately, too many of these solutions – often driven by district-specific needs – focus on integrating data only between two individual systems. For this reason, point-to-point solutions simply can’t be the right long-term solution for school districts’ interoperability needs.

MasteryConnect: Empowering Leadership

Certica was recently invited to participate in the MasteryConnect Mastery Leadership Institute where school leaders from across the country were challenged to evaluate the use of assessment data at their schools. Attendees left inspired and ready to implement the practical challenges offered during the Institute.

Standards and Assessment News | March 1

A group of Missouri superintendents have formed a partnership aimed at improving testing programs. Idaho and Ohio approve science standards. Follow us on Twitter @CommonCorner for more education news.

What District CIOs Can Learn from the Salesforce.com Model

The cloud-based hub and spoke model, with a persistent data hub at the center (often called an operational data store or ODS), surrounded by integrated transactional applications, is the ideal architecture for enabling secure, bidirectional integration and application interoperability.