NPR MindShift: Standardizing Student Data – How to Make it Relevant

Audry Watters writes:

Schools have long dealt with data, tracking students’ personal information, grades, courses, attendance and the like. But for the most part, these records have been scattered across filing systems — electronic and otherwise. Although most states have implemented some sort of system by which to collect and monitor students’ data, these often remain disconnected. Many databases are not online, and when they are, data often isn’t transmissible because of different databases and file systems.

Efforts are underway to help standardize student data, and this week, two new developments occurred in this vein.

Read the rest of her blog article HERE.