Georgia District Shows How They Use Data Analytics

Recently we here at Tyler Technologies were contacted by one of our clients, Barrow County School System in Georgia, letting us know that they had done something pretty incredible. They use our data analytics program, Tyler Pulse, and they found it so useful that they decided to create their own client testimonial video talking about their … Continue reading Georgia District Shows How They Use Data Analytics

Information-Based Decision Making: Part Two

I remember reading a study performed three years ago by US News and World Report where they evaluated the thirty largest industries in the US and discussed how each performed their business functions. Education, being one of these industries, was described with the byline, “Education generates more data than any other industry, and uses it … Continue reading Information-Based Decision Making: Part Two

Information-Based Decision Making: Part One

A lot has been said and written supporting the concept of data driven decision making. But far less has been published about how decision makers actually get from raw data to a final, real-life decision. And even less about the ways in which decision makers have to first interrogate that data. In reality, even the … Continue reading Information-Based Decision Making: Part One

A New Way to Measure At-Risk Students

What determines if a student is at risk? How can this be measured? What is the meaning of “At Risk”? These same questions are asked by school districts across the United States every day, but the answers can be very different depending on the district, state, student grade level and even based on the opinions … Continue reading A New Way to Measure At-Risk Students

Day to Day Data

One of the key frustrations of 21st century educators is the constant demand for data. The curriculum coordinator wants data, the superintendent wants data, the school board wants data, the state wants data, and the federal DOE wants data. Teachers are entering data into electronic grade books. Attendance clerks, secretaries, counselors, nurses, and administrators are … Continue reading Day to Day Data

Data is Like Fitness

I know I should take better care of myself. I should do cardio, I should do strength training, I should eat better, I should take supplements. And I know this because I understand that without doing these things I will not take full advantage of my most important possession, my body. We all have friends … Continue reading Data is Like Fitness