Look at most school improvement plans and you'll see "Data-driven decision making" as one of the strategic objectives. This has led to an enormous appetite for Dashboards. A Dashboard is a mashup of data from many sources. We provide one to our schools that is very powerful and as we continue to gain greater and greater programmatic access to our sources of data, we are integrating more and more into our dashboard.
This information comes from many different source systems: Student Information System (SIS); Timetable service (source of truth for classes and subjects); Google Apps for Education and Naplan data. Then there are other systems we are still to tap into:
- Proxy and filter services provide information about users' browsing history;
- Our employment services system provides data about teacher QCOT PD hours and Accreditation to teach RE hours....
- PatR and PatM testing provides data on student reading and mathematics
The screen mockups below show two integration projects we are currently working on:
... See my earlier post on Student Managed Digital Portfolios (SMDPs).