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Thank you for visiting! Below, please find relevant material to a presentation–facilitated by Virgil KirkTraci Clarke, Gary Clarke, and Miguel Guhlin–at the CoSN Texas Chief Technology Officers’ (CTO) presentation facilitated in Summer, 2015.

Empowering Dynamic Data Strategies
In this session, participants will explore a problem common to many public school districts—setting up a data repository and how to best analyze data. K12 Dynamics–a vendor partner–will also be present to share their web-based, mobile-friendly solution.

Find more materials relevant online at http://tinyurl.com/txcto15

As this ASCD Educational Leadership article by Doug Johnson points out:

One fact is incontrovertible: School districts need access to a bewildering array of just-in-time data collection, analysis, and aggregation and disaggregation tools that intersect along a multitude of points (such as student demographics, teacher quality, end-of-course [data]).
Source: Miguel Guhlin as cited in Navigating the Seas of Change

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Data Warehouse Need and Overview
School districts have a clear and urgent need to institute a data warehouse that is easily accessible by district/campus level staff. The goals of establishing a data warehouse include the following:
  1. facilitate easy, safe and appropriate access to data campus and district staff need to accomplish essential job functions, and
  2. eliminate time staff currently wasted in data hunting-n-gathering, sifting and organizing that consumes more time than the data analysis component requires.
  3. Enable staff to have tiered levels of access to generate reports derived from data critical to their job functions via a web-based interface to a data warehouse of content. (refer to diagrams at end of document)
  4. The end result is a more informed leadership and decision-making in service of students and staff.

Key Components
  1. A data warehouse – This component serves as a district-controlled repository of all data–a local copy on District server(s) regardless of the source–on students, employees from a variety of data sources, including but not limited to, student assessments, student and parent lists, employee data from internal (e.g. Eduphoria, Special Education, Scholastic programs, Special Education) and external sources of data (e.g. STAAR, iStation, iTCCS, TxGradebook, eSPED). (View Page 2)
  2. A web dataportal – This component provides as a browser-based, easy to use interface to the data warehouse that enables campus and district staff to have point-n-click query-creation abilities to generate a variety of reports that juxtapose data from a variety of internal and external data sources.

Find more materials relevant online at http://tinyurl.com/txcto15

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