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.
School superintendents are faced with difficult resource allocation decisions. Where will I get the biggest bump in performance per dollar spent, they wonder. In this post are examples from four very different school districts. Impressive performance gains at each demonstrate why wise school superintendents invest in strategic planning as part of their continuous improvement efforts.
With vision, ingenuity, passion and a riff on a country music song, North Park has transformed itself through a program they call All Kinds of Kinds.
In a recent local appearance, Olympic gold medalist Shannon Miller touched on the critical importance of target setting: “Are you training for a 5K? Set your goals. Are you working toward a promotion? Set your goals. Battling cancer? Set your goals, see them through.” At Prism, we couldn’t agree more: goal setting must be a […]
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
In a post titled Early identification getting easier ? but must come with compassion and hard work, the folks at NoDropouts.org capture the essence of CohortTracker™ and the roll it plays in promoting successful, on-time graduation.
The Greater Tier 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 and will be available to other BOCES Regional Information Centers across the state before the end of this school year
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 with them before it is too late. Simple, intuitive and easy to use, CohortTracker™ is now available for license. For more information, read on at https://prismdecision.com/cohorttracker-early-warning-system
Increasing graduation rates and reducing dropout rates has proved an intractable challenge for many schools districts. Progress is generally slow or stagnant. But not for all districts. The Lockport City School District is a case study of how data-based decisions, focused strategy and a lot of really hard work by dedicated professionals can have a dramatic effect on graduation and dropout rates.
Prism Decision Systems, LLC and its partner Decision Mechanics Limited have released a demonstration cohort tracker web application. The app solves a common school district data issue: year-to-year, month-to-month and day-to-day, they do not know accurately who is in each “active” accountability cohort and what each member?s status is vis-a-vis graduation. The app gives superintendents, principals, guidance counselors and other staff the information they need when they need it in easy-to-use, pre-designed reports: real-time lists of each accountability cohort by total cohort, NCLB subgroups and each cohort member. Read on at https://prismdecision.com/cohort-tracker-web-app-promotes-on-time-graduation