Future Ready

Data and Data Systems

To facilitate data-driven decision making, appropriate data (i.e., data dashboards and data analytics) are readily available, easily comprehensible, and useful for supporting the decision making processes. The data are available at any time, on any desktop, and from any location, made available through real-time access to data dashboards, data analytics, and data warehouses.
Investigating (0-3) Envisioning (4-5) Planning (6-7) Staging (8-10)
District leaders investigate new models for storing and accessing data, including systems for learning management, online assessment, student information, and longitudinal data. District leaders envision how online assessments and data systems will operate in the context of other district reforms. They are working to ensure data are readily available, secure, easily comprehensible, and useful for supporting the decision making process. District leaders write technical specifications for the data systems required to attain the vision for learning, teaching, and management (e.g., infrastructure, data systems, student information systems, longitudinal data systems, learning management systems, support, etc.). They develop a plan for acquiring, deploying, operating, securing, maintaining, supporting, and upgrading the system over time. District leaders establish data systems and online assessments (e.g., release of RFP, hiring of contractors, etc.). They hire and/or train the information technology staff members required to deploy and maintain such a system. The system includes real-time access to data dashboards, data analytics, and data warehouses for authorized users.