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.
Award-winning education technology company, Nearpod, uses Academic Benchmarks alignment and search capabilities to bring interactive learning into the classroom. Adam Franklin, a learning experience designer at Nearpod, shares his perspective on how integrating AB Connect™ has impacted their business.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
Districts have an abundance of resources and support for taking decisive steps on the path toward interoperability: standards, technology, architecture and community to deliver sustainable, connected educational data systems.
States consider assessment changes as Mississippi debates replacing end of course assessments with ACT and Illinois considers leaving PARCC. Colorado considers adopting customized NGSS.