Enable your customers to combine assessment data from multiple measures and sources in one interface to gain a comprehensive view of learner progress.
In order to truly support students and empower educators, school districts must combine assessment data sets from multiple systems and sources into one easy-to-analyze interface; but outdated systems make this task nearly impossible. When critical information is kept separate across multiple systems, it adds a layer of complexity for everyone involved.
As a key provider of student data (SIS systems) or assessment results and outcomes (Assessment Systems), districts depend on you to collect and return information needed to make timely and accurate decisions. You can be a valuable partner by supporting your client in this work. Ed-Fi has developed a step-by-step guide for both LEAs and the vendors that support them, so that everyone is on the same page. For vendors, we have a series of Solution Guides; for education agencies we have developed a series of Starter Kits to help solve these challenges.
A study of the largest urban districts in the U.S. found that students take an average of eight standardized tests per school year.
Three-quarters of teachers agree that these assessments help them focus on the content that students need to learn and provide data about individual student growth and achievement.
A survey found that 82% of public school parents believe it’s important to have an accurate measure of what their child knows.
Providing your customers with timely data that is both geared to solving a specific use case and already in an Ed-Fi-ready format adds value to your product offering. Districts looking to evaluate multiple measures of assessment need actionable data in real time and in a format that allows for accurate comparison. By supporting this use case, you’re helping districts be proactive in gaining a comprehensive view of their learners’ progress.
All Ed-Fi technology and resources are available at no cost to all parties. There are resource and development costs a vendor will incur like any technical project.
It’s hard to say. Development will vary based on the resources a technology provider assigns to the project and the requirements of your client. What we most often see in the field is approximately one month of planning, one month of development and one month to deploy.
Members of your product and technology teams should be prepared to develop a support solution to help your client execute their Assessment Starter Kit. The details of how you can support them are found in the Solution Guide. Sales and marketing teams may also be involved to publicize your efforts to support educators’ use of multiple measures of assessment.
Program and data leads, teaching and learning, campus leadership: principals, and information technology all have a stake in the Multiple Measures of Assessment Use Case. Talk to your primary contact at the district to determine which of their teams you will work with.
The Assessment use case requires data to be sent from the school district’s Student Information System (SIS) and from their Assessment Systems. The Assessment Solution Guide details the data necessary to support this use case. You can also view the diagrams here which visually represent how a SIS and an assessment provider would work with the Ed-Fi ODS/API.
The Assessment Solution Guide is designed to help ed-tech vendors use data to help their customers solve this specific challenge.
To increase the value of your product offering and strengthen customer relationships with school districts, click the link below. There, you’ll gain access to our step-by-step Solution Guide that will help you and your customers solve the challenges brought on by multiple measures of assessment – together.
The Assessment Solution Guide outlines the following steps:
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