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3 Ways to Bridge the Data Gaps at the State, District, and School Level

by NSC Blog | Jun 5, 2019 | K-12, Research Services, StudentTracker for High Schools |

StudentTracker for High Schools Benefits All Schools

From state-level offices of education, to school districts large and small, to individual schools within those districts, everyone wants to do the best for the students they serve.

Accurate data shared among states, districts, and schools is one of the most significant areas needed, according to administrators.

StudentTracker for High Schools sets the stage for information sharing that benefits all schools.

Here are three ways StudentTracker for High Schools helps educators bridge data and communication gaps:

1. Offers a common starting point

Because StudentTracker for High Schools offers verified data from more than 3,600 colleges and universities nationwide, it provides a starting point on which all parties can agree. Because everyone is looking at the same numbers from the same source, presented in the same way, it’s easier to assess and evaluate progress and challenges. StudentTracker for High Schools also offers valuable metrics by which future decisions can be judged.

2. Improves coordination

School and district-level data shows college enrollment, progression, completion rates, and demographic data are helpful metrics. Districts and states can get a “30,000-foot” view of how schools are performing relative to each other and nationwide benchmarks, via the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s annual High School Benchmarks report.

Are some schools doing better than others in promoting college and career success among their graduates? Are there schools that are struggling? What are similar schools across the state or district doing that could help? StudentTracker for High Schools sets the stage for information sharing that benefits all schools.

3. Reduces paperwork and reporting burden

StudentTracker for High Schools collects and reports the data, freeing up school staff resources. Thus, teachers, counselors, and administrators can focus on serving students — and developing new ideas to improve postsecondary student outcomes.

 

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