ISTE 2017 Coverage

Otus Updates Data Management Platform to Integrate Third-Party Assessment Data

Otus has unveiled updates to its data management platform designed to offer more options for data analysis and reporting to inform district-level decisions.

Integrated with the company's assessment management and learning management systems, Otus Data Management is designed to allow administrators to use any state assessment data from, for example, PARCC, STAAR or Georgia Milestones or any district assessment data from tests such as NWEA, ACCESS or AIMSWEB.

Features new to this version include:

  • The ability to import any state- or district-level assessment data from a third party;
  • Access to new interactive reports;
  • The ability to create groups of students based on data for differentiated instruction;
  • The ability to create custom data dashboards;
  • Tools to analyze summative and formative assessment data from third parties at the classroom level; and
  • The ability to run query reports to identify students who meet specific criteria.

"Quite frankly, school systems are telling us that the disconnectedness that exists within edtech is putting a heavy burden on their teachers, students, school leaders, and families, especially when it comes to making sense of all of the assessment data that is given to teachers and school leaders," said Keith Westman, COO of Otus. "As a company full of lifelong K-12 educators, we are simply easing this burden- one that we experienced ourselves."

The new version of Otus Data Management will be available in July. More information is available at otus.com. Visit the company in booth 1061 this week during ISTE 2017.

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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