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
View our screen cast introducing CohortTracker™, 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 designed to be a general-purpose student achievement tracking system that can be tailored to meet the specific needs of any education department.
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.
Bill Gates Ted Talks presentation describes the structural funding challenges facing our K-12 education system. The trade-offs are dire and civic conflict looms. Will we continue to fund growing health care costs at the expense of educating our children? Will we educate our children at the expense of teachers? pensions? Are we entering an era that pits the dreams of the young against the past promises to the old? If you are a student, parent, educator, taxpayer or politician, you should view Gates? short, provocative March 2 presentation at https://prismdecision.com/how-state-budgets-are-breaking-us-schools
The New York State Education Department released school report cards Thursday, February 17. A close look at the report cards reveals a very important, unreported story. We now have an absurd situation in New York State. For many schools districts to hit their accountability targets, they will have to improve at a rate that the NYSED does not consider credible. Read on at https://prismdecision.com/absurdity-of-new-york-school-accountability-system
Prism’s cohort tracker project demonstrates how an agile development approach can – in a matter of weeks, not years – deliver focused, actionable, real-time information to educational decision-makers at all levels. Read on at https://prismdecision.com/cohort-tracker-developed-using-agile-approach
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
School districts are under tremendous pressure to increase graduation rates and decrease dropout rates and they are working diligently to do so. This white paper describes an emerging tool set, the cohort tracker. Data visualization software and easy access to accurate and up-to-date lists of each accountability cohort will allow school districts confidently to track each cohort?s graduation status by all students and subgroups of students. Read on at https://prismdecision.com/78h.