SchoolBenchmarker? is an innovative school comparison tool. It allows any school in New York State to find similar schools performing at higher levels. Prism has recently updated SchoolBenchmarker? for Cornell’s New York State Center for Rural Schools.
By Chief Technology Officer, Andrew Tait, Decision Mechanics Limited Not one, but two, interesting posts from the blog Jury.me this week. One is about focusing on the user. Too many apps are developed from a technical perspective — the latest frameworks, user interface widgets, etc. Great software products come from standing in your users’ shoes […]
Budget Playground is now available on The App Store. The app allows school districts to create and modify multi-year budget scenarios in real-time
State education departments collect formless oceans of data. But they rarely make that data available to school districts in a timely way or in a form that supports decision-making. In New York State, for example, last year’s graduation rates were published at about the same time that this year’s grads walked across the stage. And […]
An recent article in 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.” Read on at http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/June12/SchoolTools.html
Try SchoolBenchmarker™ now and let us know if you agree with the enthusiastic user reviews we are receiving. For example: “SchoolBenchmarker™ is fantastic! In a few minutes, I can get the benchmarking information it took my district a month to get last year working on our own!” – Mark P. Mondanaro, Superintendent of Schools, Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda UFSD
Prism Decision Systems, LLC has released SchoolBenchmarker™ in beta. Want to try it out? SchoolBenchmarker? helps you identify benchmark schools so that you can Set achievable academic targets based on demonstrated best-in-class performance. Discover the practices that high performing, similar schools use to achieve their best-in-class performance. We believe SchoolBenchmarker™ will be very useful to […]
The Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC) has now deployed CohortTracker™ to help their schools identify students who are at risk of not graduating.
CNYRIC serves 50 school districts and four Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) across eight counties in the central region of New York State.
Prism president Sean Brady will be Susan Arbetter’s guest on The Capitol Pressroom this Thursdsay, March 8 from 11:20 AM to 11:30 AM. Susan will be discussing an open letter from Sean and Cornell professor John Sipple to Andrew Cuomo advocating that the governor support a New York State government open data initiative. The Capitol Pressroom can be heard on public radio stations throughout upstate New York on stations including Buffalo (WBFO), Rochester (WXXI), Syracuse (WRVO), Binghamton (WSKG) & Albany (WVCR). You can also listen live or by podcast at http://www.wcny.org/capitolbureau
Prism’s web site is now responsive. Responsive web design allows your website to automatically render regardless of the device the user is using: PC, tablet or smartphone. Mobile browsing is expected to outpace desktop-based access within three to five years. Responsive web design is a single innovation that will allow you to manage current and emerging innovations in mobile browsing. Effortless for you. Elegant for your users.