Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

K-12 Leaders Call for an Enterprising Approach to Data Management: In a New Survey, District Officials Voice a Desire to Cross over to Data Systems Traditionally Exclusive to Business

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

K-12 Leaders Call for an Enterprising Approach to Data Management: In a New Survey, District Officials Voice a Desire to Cross over to Data Systems Traditionally Exclusive to Business

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SCHOOL DISTRICTS NATIONWIDE are leaning toward an enterprise-based approach to data management, indicates a report released by education consulting firm Eduventures (www.eduventures.com).

The Eduventures study, "Trends in K-12 Enterprise Management: Are Districts Ready to Cross the Chasm?" surveyed district officials--whose primary responsibilities are curriculum, instruction, and assessment--to learn their data management perceptions. Of those surveyed, 91 percent said they consider it important to "integrate academic and administrative data from various district technology systems." And 90 percent said an enterprise management approach would enable their district to be "more effective on behalf of its students."

District personnel also cited several perceived benefits of adopting enterprise-based data systems (see chart, right). Ninety-two percent said that "stakeholder access" was an important benefit. And 87 percent called "reporting" and "time savings" important.

"In a school district setting, a K-12 enterprise management platform enables district leaders and others to access, analyze, and report against a broad array of academic and administrative data and technology applications," explains Adam Newman, managing vice president of Eduventures' Industry Solutions program, "including, but not limited to, financial, human resources, facilities management, school and student characteristics, instructional practices, assessment strategies, professional development, and student achievement results. …

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