Boston, MA - Edline is pleased to announce that this week the Boston Plan for Excellence (BPE) gave first place honors to Marshall Elementary School for its achievements in boosting student results in the Making Data Public contest. The contest stressed the importance of schools developing and increasing capacity to use data and information to guide decisions that impact teaching and student learning. This initiative encouraged schools to discuss, track, and display data in classrooms with students in content and grade-level teams, and with parents and community partners.
Marshall Elementary is using data to accelerate student attendance and learning results. By highlighting student attendance data among teams of teachers and on the school’s public data wall, Marshall Elementary saw a dramatic increase this year in students who attend school 92-100% of the time (an average of 14% across all grade levels). Key to its success was ensuring student-learning data was readily available for students, teachers, parents, and the community. “The hallmark of a successful school community today is a strong data culture, where teachers and leaders look honestly at each student’s data to identify areas of need and do what it takes to move students forward,” stated BPE’s Director of Data Support, Jennifer Amigone.
Edline, the world’s leader in K-12 technology solutions, will provide the winning school with a one-year license for a Learning Community Management System. “Edline is excited to be part of the BPE’s Making Data Public contest. This technology will increase information-flow and get the learning community engaged, thereby helping students at Marshall Elementary achieve to their fullest potential,” said Sanjeev Ahuja, VP, Marketing, Edline.
Edline provides the world’s leading K-12 technology solutions that help schools improve student performance by harnessing the power of parental involvement, supporting teachers, and engaging the learning community. We offer an array of technology solutions that support this mission: web hosting, content management, information portals, and tools for classroom management, gradebook, mass notification, analytics, virtual storage and related technologies—all of which can be deployed individually or together as part of an integrated and comprehensive Learning Community Management System. For more information about Edline, visit www.edline.com.
About The Boston Plan for Excellence:
For 25 years, the Boston Plan for Excellence (BPE) has worked toward one goal—excellence in every classroom, in every school, for every student in the Boston Public Schools. As a local education fund and nonprofit, BPE seeks and supports innovative solutions to the toughest problems faced by Boston’s students, their teachers, and the school district as a whole.