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ERIC Number: EJ762426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
Testing the Limits of One-Stop Data Access
Renzulli, Patricia
T.H.E. Journal, v32 n12 p45-46 Jul 2005
Under Deputy Secretary of Education Michael Golden's leadership, Pennsylvania has made great strides over the last two years developing useful informational tools to assist the Commonwealth's many school districts. While the School District of Philadelphia, along with the other districts, has worked collaboratively with the Commonwealth in this undertaking, Philadelphia has pursued its own aggressive agenda to provide its 13,000 teachers and principals with much-needed classroom informational resources. The School District of Philadelphia employed SchoolNet ( in mid-2002 to provide a centralized database of curriculum, learning resources, assessments, and analyses that could be developed in conjunction with the district's new No Child Left Behind (NCLB) achievement plan. The NCLB Act has left school districts with no time for wishful pondering; thus, sound, datadriven decision-making is now required if schools want to retain federal funding. Fortunately, SchoolNet's Web-based instructional management system (IMS) has provided Philadelphia teachers and administrators with unprecedented access to useful student information that is required to make informed teaching decisions. The IMS effectively eliminates the lag time in existing standardized test and response cycles from entire school semesters to hours, if not minutes. Since its inception in 2002, Philadelphia's IMS, along with the district's comprehensive NCLB initiative, has yielded numerous results. This article presents the numerous performance results of IMS.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001