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January 27, 2012:
Binghamton, NY: The Greater Southern Tier Board of Cooperative Education Services (GST BOCES) has implemented CohortTracker™ in fourteen school districts in its region. CohortTracker™ is an early warning web application that allows schools to monitor students’ progress towards graduation. Educators can identify students getting off track and intervene before it is too late. The app is licensed by Prism Decision Systems, LLC.
According to Steve Manning, Manager of Computer Services for GST BOCES, “We are very pleased to have gone live with CohortTracker™. The app is simple, user friendly and extremely effective. School principals and guidance counselors will find this early warning system to be a valuable new tool for tracking and managing their students to successful, on-time graduation.”
GST BOCES, which has exclusive license to CohortTracker™ in New York State, will now turn its attention toward statewide rollout. “We hope to have the app available to all New York State BOCES Regional Information Centers before the end of this school year,” Manning said.
“CohortTracker™ is designed to be a general-purpose student achievement tracking system that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of any state, regional or local education department,” said Prism president, Sean Brady.
Prism embraces an agile approach and focuses on developing apps that
- Are lightweight, solve a single, urgent problem, and are not burdened by unnecessary features or complexity.
- Deliver focused, actionable, real-time information to educational decision-makers at all levels – in a matter of weeks, not months or years.
“We believe agile apps are the future of data-driven decision-making in education,” Brady said.
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About Prism Decision Systems, LLC: Prism Decision Systems provides dynamic group processes and state-of-the-art decision support to clients in the education, health care, government, finance, news and entertainment, energy, telecom, technology and transportation sectors. Sean Brady is president and Andrew Tait, chief technology officer. Typical engagements involve strategic planning, app development, multi-criteria decision support, value analysis, benchmarking and target setting, implementation planning, and conflict resolution. Prism maximizes the human potential of client groups to make and implement decisions that achieve their preferred future.
Media Contact: Sean Brady