Using the Virtual Data Wall to Analyze Student Assessment Data

In this article below, we will be focus on Assessments and how to turn the raw data from your students’ assessments into insights about progress and achievement so that you can take action to personalize learning goals and even differentiate instruction to help improve outcomes for your students. There are many types of assessments in…


Kayla Dunigan on April 12, 2017

Anecdotals Make a Difference

One of the unique aspects of Skedula is the Anecdotal feature. Anectodals allow teachers and staff to capture both quantitative and qualitative information about a student’s behavior, and monitor that information over time for the student, a class or even the entire school. The good news is that anecdotals do not have to be negative….


Kayla Dunigan on April 5, 2017

Parent-teacher communication, a secret ingredient to student achievement

According to a study by researchers at Harvard University and Brown University entitled “The Underutilized Potential of Teacher-to-Parent Communication,” a field experiment involving 435 struggling high school students proved that even light communication between parents and teachers can be a significant factor in increasing student success. In the study, the teachers employed a brief personal…


Kayla Dunigan on March 29, 2017

Defining and Visioning Blended Learning: The Learning Accelerator Goes Deeper

The Learning Accelerator (TLA), a national non-profit organization that is, in their words, “seeking to transform K-12 education by accelerating the implementation of high-quality blended learning in school districts across the US through cultivating and funding the supporting ecosystem” is out with a new, expansive, experience-informed vision for blended learning. TLA’s website is chock full…


Doug Mesecar on October 5, 2016

IO Education Forms Partnerships to Help Schools Use Data

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IO Education Forms Partnerships to Help Schools Use Data Effectively With IBEC and Dellicker Strategies, IO Education combines powerful tools with the training and support education leaders need to improve outcomes using student data ATLANTA – August 9 , 2016 – To guide educators on their quest to transform data into insight and…


Eric Miller on August 9, 2016

2016 Datacation EXPO Highlights

On Tuesday, May 24th DataCation hosted its 6th Annual Tech EXPO in New York City. We want to thank all attendees, panelists, presenters and members of the education community who helped make this year’s EXPO such a success. The combination of 200+ attendees and our growing product line made this year’s EXPO the most memorable yet….


Eric Miller on June 13, 2016

IO Education School Finds New Use for PupilPath

The already wildly popular student and parent data portal, PupilPath, has been put to good use by World Journalism Preparatory School in New York City. Moving beyond the success that students and parents in the school community have had using the product, the school is going one step further by using the portal for student portfolios. In a recent…


Eric Miller on April 3, 2015

Protecting Student Data and Driving Success

Keeping students’ personal data private (while still using it to drive success) Student data privacy is a hot topic across the country right now. As we move into a more computerized age, most private information is located online and readily accessible. Additionally, as schools gain more technological advances, educators use online student data portals more…


Hardin Daniel on January 12, 2015

The Importance of Teacher Evaluations

Why teacher evaluations can be a powerful practice for both educators and students. High quality teaching instruction is one of the most, if not the most, impactful elements on students’ levels of achievement. In 2007, Barber and Mourshed published a study that examined the best school systems in the world, or rather the school systems…


Hardin Daniel on December 29, 2014

Driving Efficiencies in School, District Operations & Management

As costs continue to soar ahead of school funding, it becomes more and more imperative for superintendents and other district officers to get strong outcomes for the dollars spent on education. Effective district leadership has become synonymous with streamlining (and possibly re-engineering) systems to increase efficiency. Having the tools and knowledge to drive this continuous…


Hardin Daniel on December 15, 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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