Data & Analytics
California Districts Tap Private Partner to Meet Data Requirements
Six California school
districts have selected a platform to help them
aggregate and analyze data in their efforts to implement California's Local
Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).
The six districts will use
Insights from IO
Education to help them set goals, define measurements, monitor
report on how well they are implementing the LCAP.
Initiated in 2014, the LCAP
has been mandated by the California Department of Education. School
must set goals, implement action plans and then measure their progress
- Student achievement;
- Student engagement;
- Other student outcomes;
- Parental involvement;
- School climate;
- Course access;
- Implementation of Common Core
state standards; and
- Basic services.
The six California school
districts, with a total of 116,000 students, are the Covina Valley,
Apple Valley, Orange, Azusa and Pasadena unified school districts.
IO Education's platform can
help school districts break down data silos and aggregate state,
and classroom information. It can aggregate information about
demographics and even measures like perception and social-emotional
Among many kinds of data the
digital platform can collect and aggregate are:
- Standards-based gradebooks
and report cards;
- Seating charts and attendance
- Behavior patterns;
- Parent messages;
- Student e-portfolios;
- Personalized learning plans; and
- KPI scorecards.
"The introduction of IO Insights
into our schools is immensely helpful as we work to meet LCAP
said Silvia San Martin, director of research assessment and
the Pomona Unified School District. "We can create custom dashboards to
student progress more closely and identify any students who may begin
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.