ERIC Number: EJ762489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Business Intelligence: Magnum B.I.
Briggs, Linda L.
T.H.E. Journal, v34 n4 p40-45 Apr 2007
Business intelligence (BI) tools offer schools the ability to look beyond a routine statistic, such as what percentage of students have passed a given test. Through data analysis, schools can view specific scores for a select group of students, for example, and compare that data to other groups, classes, or teachers. That is the kind of information the No Child Left Behind Act is after, and the kind that "BI fundamentally offers--the ability to drill down into the reports." This article describes how two school districts, Naperville Community Unit School District 203 (Illinois) and Poway Unified School District (California), implement powerful BI tools to track student performance data. It also discusses the challenges of implementing BI tools and technologies.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Data Analysis, School Districts, Intelligence, Student Evaluation, Comparative Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Academic Standards, Academic Achievement, Computer Software, Reports, Performance Based Assessment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001