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School Data Rooms — Should Your School Use One?

In the data rooms for staff only of schools, it’s a tradition to present student test results in a chart. Typically, they present levels of proficiency (below basic or basic, but above proficient or advanced) in a subject like math or reading. The aim is to direct teachers’ attention on those who are the most behind grade-level and require a lot of intervention.

Despite the current concerns about student privacy, displaying student data in a transparent way can be harmful. Especially when the display includes the names of students, it may create feelings of shame and humiliation for struggling students. It is important to consider the ways your school utilizes these displays, and to think about more secure alternatives.

Online platforms that save learning data in a secure way are a great alternative to the traditional school data wall. These platforms can pull data from LMS assignments assessment, summative and formative assessments as well as demographic data. They can even integrate with your SIS for reporting. Teachers can then access these data sets at any time from an unsecure and secure dashboard. They can make use of a broad variety of filters to focus on various trends or student groups/cohorts. They can also monitor live progress towards goals and drill down to individual students and individual learning trends.

To make a school’s data room effective it’s crucial to hold regular meetings to discuss the data. This allows teachers to focus their focus and come up with concrete steps to help students make progress. If a team notices, for instance, that a lot of students struggle in math, they might decide to develop a specific intervention and track the progress until the students are proficient.