Lawrence, Kan. – Citing a need to tie multiple types of performance data together in an intuitive and user friendly system, school districts in three new states during the 2012-13 school year signed on to begin using Matrix as their main tool to track student performance. Each implementation was customized based on the specific assessments each district uses and other needs.
AllofE Solutions developed Matrix, a web-based, high-end data analytics and data warehousing solution, to allow districts to access thousands of reports at the click of a button and in one common dashboard. The system also allows districts to analyze data and focus on creating effective academic strategies in a timely manner.
During the 2012-13 school year, districts in Arkansas, Wisconsin and Indiana signed on to start using Matrix for tracking academic performance data.
- After years of using multiple tools to assess separate pieces of student and teacher performance, Greenbrier Public Schools in Arkansas will use Matrix to analyze Arkansas Augmented Benchmark Exam, NWEA Map, Iowa Test of Basic Skills and PCG data. Greenbrier teachers also enter scores in a custom grade book that allows them to instantly run analysis on DIBELS, DRA and other reading, writing and spelling assessments. Bentonville Public Schools in Arkansas also selected Matrix as part of a national request for proposals in March 2013, and the district of approximately 14,000 students will roll out the data warehousing and dashboarding system to staff during the 2013-14 school year.
- The School District of Monroe in Wisconsin looked for years trying to find a data warehousing system that would allow administrators and teachers to intuitively view complex sets of reports related to student performance. The Monroe district is tracking WKCE state assessment data as well as results from NWEA Map, AIMSweb, ACT, PLAN, EXPLORE and DIBELS.
- Lake Central School Corporation in St. John, Ind., has started a phased approach in working with administrators and teachers to track multiple state assessment data, including ISTEP+ and End-of-Course Assessments (ECA), as well as the district’s Acuity, ACT, PLAN, EXPLORE, PSAT, SAT and mClass results. Lake Central administrators have also worked with AllofE on a report that compares ACT exam results that students took within and outside the district to get a more complete picture of the college-ready assessment.
For more information about the Matrix project, go to http://schooleffects.com/matrix or contactsales AT allofe DOT com.
Matrix empowers school districts to improve student and teacher performance through data analysis to aid decision making and trend analysis comparisons. Matrix connects data from various sources (demographics, assessments, schedules, behavior, etc.) into intuitive, comprehensive reporting dashboards.
AllofE Solutions is a software development company based in Lawrence, Kan., working with corporate and public institutions. For more information, please visit allofe.com.