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

IO Education Receives a Pair of Industry Awards for Its Student Achievement Products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IO Education Receives a Pair of Industry Awards for Its Student Achievement Products IO Education honored with 2016 EDDIE award and 2016 Top 100 Products award for its IO Insights and IO Classroom products ATLANTA – Dec. 6, 2016 – IO Education, a market leader in helping educators in all roles use…

Eric Masters on December 6, 2016

The Power of – and Responsibility for – Using Student Data to Improve Educational Outcomes

The following post summarizes my testimony before the Wisconsin Legislature’s Study Committee on School Data. Invited to speak as an expert on the use — and especially the security — of student data, I was honored to provide my comments for the committee’s consideration as they work to focus Wisconsin on using only the most…

Doug Mesecar on October 19, 2016

Education Technology In The Every Student Succeeds Act

The reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act, signed into law last week by the president, includes important education technology provisions. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) represents a significant devolution of power from the federal government to states and school districts while espousing a broader concept of what constitutes academic achievement. But will the removal…

Doug Mesecar on September 21, 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 Masters on August 9, 2016

IO Education Upcoming Events

This week is going to be an exciting one for us at IO Education! For more information about the 2016 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference in Washington, DC, click here For more information about the 2016 DATAG Summer Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY, click here If you are unable to make an event, follow us on…

Eric Masters on July 11, 2016

Personalized Learning Produces Positive Outcomes

“The longer students experience personalized learning practices, the greater their growth in achievement,” according to new research by the RAND Corporation. The report, entitled Continued Progress: Promising Evidence on Personalized Learning, is an important contribution to understanding whether personalized learning is producing results and how it is being implemented. With the advent of new technology…

Doug Mesecar on July 8, 2016

Data, What is it Good For?

Data, what is it good for? My daughter’s answer, when I recently asked her this question was, “to keep track of things.” Great answer for an 8-year-old, but unfortunately it captures a still-too-common view that data is for measuring and tracking, rather than informing and guiding. Only using data to measure and track is like…

Doug Mesecar on July 5, 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 Masters on June 13, 2016

Longleaf Solutions, DataCation & CaseNex Rebrand as IO Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LONGLEAF SOLUTIONS, DATACATION AND CASENEX REBRAND AS IO EDUCATION The combined business, IO Education, will deliver innovative data solutions to grow student achievement, operations efficiency and educator effectiveness for K-12 school districts ATLANTA, GA. – May 24, 2016 – Longleaf Solutions and CaseNEX, announced today the rebranding of the combined business as…

Eric Masters on May 24, 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…

Guest Blogger on September 8, 2015

2015 DataCation EXPO Highlights

Thank you to everyone who came out on Thursday, May 14th for our 5th Annual DataCation EXPO. We can’t think of a better way to bring together our friends and clients, our CaseNEX-DataCation team, and a terrific group of educators both curious and passionate about learning how to put data to its best use in the classroom. A…

Eric Masters on May 26, 2015

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 Masters 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…

Guest Blogger on January 12, 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…

Guest Blogger on December 22, 2014

IO Education Signs Student Data Privacy Pledge

The recent emphasis on the importance of using student data to boost academic achievement is not without contention, and rightfully so. It is unsettling to know that personal information about your child is floating around, potentially landing in self-serving or harmful hands. Parents have every reason to be frightened by this prospect. On the flip…

Guest Blogger on December 5, 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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