IO Education Announces New Dashboard Reporting Solution

IO Education is pleased to announce the release an all-new dashboard reporting solution to our IO Insights partners. This solution makes significant strides in improving the usability and effectiveness of previous dashboard reports. The new IO Education dashboard reporting solution includes: An ultra-fast data visualization layer that immediately loads all of your student data Dynamic…


ikonic-j on October 2, 2017

Improving Graduation Rates

With graduation just around the corner, now is a great time to assess your students’ progress towards graduation requirements. In this post, we will be focused on using the Metrics function of IO Insights to do real-time prediction of graduation from grades 9 through 12. Traditionally, graduation information has been tracked on mega-spreadsheets with hundreds…


Kayla Dunigan on March 22, 2017

Professional Learning Communities and Data Team Meetings: How PLCs and data meetings are best used to identify struggling students and intervene

A principal in Reading, Massachusetts asked her teachers to give up one hour every six weeks in order to meet and share their student data. During this time, the teachers came together, asked questions, shared their practices, and collaborated on ways that they could improve student learning. Seven years later, Cathy Giles’ teachers now ask…


Michael Williamson on December 21, 2016

Data walls are important… And why you shouldn’t be using them

Data walls are important… What are data walls? The appearance and complexity of data walls can vary from school site to school site, but the general characteristics of these walls the same: areas where cards with students’ names and data are displayed and moved around based on different criteria. Some purposes of data walls include…


Michael Williamson on November 16, 2016

Why Do Teacher Evaluation?

With the new requirements of Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) moving towards full implementation, it seems like every other conversation I have with our members is around teacher evaluation, and it has made me consider, “why do we do teacher evaluation” in the first place? The ultimate desired outcome is simple, “to foster…


Yolanda Rey on September 9, 2016

Product Updates – July 2016

IO Education is pleased to announce product enhancements for the 2016-2017 school year. These new features are a result of customer feedback, and our commitment to provide a seamless user experience that allows educators to make student, staff, and school data actionable and clear. Thank you for your continued support of IO Education. If you have…


Kayla Dunigan on July 21, 2016

Longleaf Solutions and CaseNEX Join Forces

Combined business will offer comprehensive data management, teacher professional development and personalized learning solutions to the K-12 education market. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA and ATLANTA, GA, September 1, 2015 – CaseNEX and Longleaf Solutions, innovative leaders of data management and professional development solutions for the K-12 education market, today announced that the companies have merged, supported by…


Hardin Daniel on September 8, 2015

IO Education and Alabama’s Universal Pre-K Partnership

IO Education and the state of Alabama have worked together to create a model universal pre-k program. Pre-k has recently come to light as one of the most important factors in closing the achievement gap and ensuring that all students start school at the same level. Children who come from working families and low-income households are…


Hardin Daniel on December 22, 2014

How To: Using data to differentiate instruction

What is differentiated instruction? By: Mary Conroy Almada Differentiated instruction is a term in education that gets thrown around quite a bit, but what does it actually mean? To determine what differentiated instruction is, we can start by deciding what it is not. According to TeachThought1, differentiated instruction is NOT: Grouping students by “ability” Incompatible…


Michael Williamson on August 29, 2014

Is the use of personal student data important in education?

1) Is personal student data important in education? We are collecting more student data than ever before. Information like academic performance, attendance trends, behavioral history, and the personal history of each student is readily available. When utilized by an education professional that possesses a deep knowledge of pedagogy, academic content and standards, and experience and…


Michael Williamson on August 15, 2014

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