By: Cornell Chronicle
The Cornell Chronicle features two apps designed and developed by Prism Decision Systems: SchoolBenchmarker? and Budget Playground?. “Our overarching goal is the transformation of how statewide education data is being used by schools,” said Sean Brady, president of Prism Decision Systems LLC. “Previously, education data was used primarily for reporting. It was rarely used to support decision making.”
By: Sean Brady and John Sipple
Around the world, governments are opening access to public data sets and allowing the public to find, download and use machine-readable data sets generated by the government. These initiatives spur innovation and creativity, increase government accountability and transparency, reduce waste and fraud, and improve our quality of life. Yet New York State lags miserably. This Guest Viewpoint exhorts Governor Cuomo to give the public free access to machine readable New York State government data in non-proprietary formats, to convert that data into open linked standards to allow it to be easily connected to other data, and to encourage broad, innovative use of the data by providing the appropriate tools and incentives.
By: Tucson Citizen
Live and breathe math. Check students’ progress at every corner. Have high expectations and push critical thinking. This is some of the advice representatives from three local schools will give at an Arizona Department of Education conference in Tempe today. The event, “Determined to Succeed: Stories of School Improvement,” highlights Arizona’s 20 “best-in-class” schools. The schools were determined by a recent study by Arizona State University, the Arizona Department of Education and Prism Decision Systems LLC.
By: Arizona Republic
Twenty of Arizona’s “best-in-class” schools will be highlighted at a conference March 26-27, 2007 sponsored by the Arizona Department of Education in conjunction with Arizona State University. The conference will introduce benchmarking as a school improvement tool. The 20 best-in-class schools, which include district and charter schools, were identified in a study by Prism Decision Systems LLC that analyzed three years of AIMS assessment results for Arizona schools in Grades 3, 8 and 10. Please feel free to download the full newspaper story.
By: Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin
Please download this newspaper story covering the December 10, 2002 Broome-Tioga BOCES Best Practices Conference for Middle Level Math. Conference organizers used the results of Prism’s frontier analysis of the New York State report card to identify the ten benchmark schools who presented the best practices they believe contribute to their high performance. Over 200 educators were in attendance for the one-day conference.
By: Fred A. Mohr
See the January 23, 2002 edition of the Syracuse Post-Standard to read about Prism’s use of frontier analysis to benchmark the Oswego City Schools.