Using Big Data Sets - How One District Tamed the Beast

White Paper

The Allure of Data

The challenge of collecting, accessing and analyzing the right data in sophisticated ways has plagued educators for decades. Despite that fact, “We’re a school district that uses data to drive instruction,” is still a popular mantra among district administrators everywhere. That's with good reason: dealing with "big data" has become an integral part of managing any school or district in the 21st century.

The promise of using data to inform educational decisions has always been tantalizingly close, and yet always seems to be just out of reach. In this inspirational white paper, you'll see how one district utilized Follett's Aspen Instructional Management System (IMS) to tame the "big data" beast and identify the connection between curriculum, professional development, students, and educators.