How can the school management be careful of students’ data?
We are aware that today, schools collect and store massive amounts of student data that can potentially help them understand students in a way that hasn’t previously been possible with the advancement of technology. We see that at most schools, this data is organized and available in a way that teachers can effectively use it as well. We are aware that collecting the data is only half the battle in most cases. The use of lms portals can be effective in such a case as well. We must therefore see that schools must also figure out how to manage the data so that it is actually useful in facilitating improvements in student performance as well as teacher effectiveness. Data consistency is also something that matters for most students. We see that by keeping all of the same data in one place, data management systems is something that helps schools keep more consistent records as well. It also results in increased productivity at the same time. We know that the student data is meant to help teachers understand as well as reach students. We see that when teachers have better access to data management systems, they can be more effective at helping their students at the same time. We, therefore, see that not all data management systems are created equal as well. We see that technology and data can be intimidating for some teachers as well as administrators. We know that this is where a school data manager comes in as we see that schools are increasingly dependent on student data and should consider hiring a data manager. We are aware that the essential role of a data manager is to keep track of as well as analyze all the data schools are generating. We know that data managers are key players in school growth because they take the guesswork out of making changes as well. We know that with so much data being collected at schools, it can be hard for teachers to make it practically useful as well. Therefore we see that data managers help by presenting the data in a way that makes it easy for the school community to use at the same time. We see that teachers are focused on teaching, as they should be, as well as may not have the time to crunch the data. We know that when schools have a data manager on staff, teachers can still get the useful data they need without having to put extra time into extracting as well as analyzing it. We are aware that data collection always begs the question of data protection as well. We are aware that when schools look into long-term data management plans, those are the plans that must include privacy protections for students as well. We are aware that managing student data is not a short-term endeavor at all. We see that for data to be useful, it has to be continuous, current, as well as relevant, which is why schools must prepare long-term data management plans. We know that all the data in the world can’t help teachers if the data infrastructure isn’t there to support using it as well. We are aware that summative assessments, such as literary analysis essays as well as end-of-unit science exams, allow us to measure the growth of the individual as well as whole-group learning. We know that if a large number of students don’t do well on a high-stakes assessment, then we need to reflect back on the teaching as well as make necessary adjustments in the future as well. ERP for school therefore can be a great tool for students in such a case. We see that it is difficult to find the time to read students’ files, but if they haven’t before, trust me, it’s well worth it as well. We know that much information is found in these files as well. We know that from trekking to the counselling office after school, when we are sitting down with a cup of coffee, and reading through the files of students, teachers often come across these questions and they find ways to deal with them as well.