I know what you are thinking - what a silly question. But sometimes we need ask the most ridiculous to provoke us to dig deeper and make better answers. Hear me out. I want to have an open discussion about data - what data is, where we get data, and how we think about data.
Figuring out how to get the data out of the source systems and into the downstream systems often times feel like scaling Mount Everest, but it does not have to be. A data warehouse is the perfect solution for storing, combining, and organizing the data in your district. From solving common problems like exporting data to building the basis...
I was recently talking to a teacher about data and never expected the response I received from her. She described, quite forcefully, the quality of the the data reports she receives weekly about her students. She told me that she is regularly “assaulted” by data that is irrelevant or confusing. She is provided a lot […]
Success builds on success. At CPSI, we have been on the leading edge of data collection and validation, working with state education agencies (SEAs) and local school districts to use K-12 standards since 1999. Our first state-level data collection project was in 2004 when we assisted Delaware with a data collection project based on the […]
More and more districts today are using Active Directory to manage user accounts. Our Active Directory Management tool, xdAD, is easy to use and manage for districts of any size. If you are unhappy with your current AD solution, CPSI is offering special pricing and incentives to help districts switch to xdAD. CPSI will beat our competitor’s […]
We talked earlier this week about 15 Questions to Ask Your Data Integration Vendor. We would like to take the opportunity today to give our answers to those 15 questions. 1. How many industries does your company sell solutions to? CPSI only works with PK-12 education agencies and State Departments of Education. We understand your […]
It isn’t easy to choose a vendor when deciding on how to integrate your data and applications in your district. With so many vendors out there offering solutions, how do you pick the right vendor? How can you be certain you are buying a system that is sustainable both now and in the future? To […]
Once upon a time, all data resided within a school district. It did not get shared. It was not sent to anyone. And (I know I am aging myself here) there was no internet, so there were no cloud-based applications. Then, we started using “hosted” systems for things like learning management systems. And there were […]
A recent study entitled Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic (http://gradnation.org/sites/default/files/18006_CE_BGN_Full_vFNL.pdf) was released by the Everyone Graduates at Johns Hopkins University School of Education (http://www.every1graduates.org/) and Civic Enterprises (http://www.civicenterprises.net/home), in partnership with America’s Promise (http://www.americaspromise.org/), and the Alliance for Excellent Education (http://all4ed.org/). It is an excellent study with […]