NB DataConnect Phase 1 – SIS Replacement Project 1
Establish School Based Data Culture Achieved by: Demonstrating a strong belief in the ability of data to inform and prioritize instructional activity and influence decisions. Establishing a clear vision for school wide data use and making data part of an ongoing cycle of instructional improvement. Guiding educators in the effective use data to monitor students academic progress and evaluate instructional practices and instructional design. Teaching students to examine their own data and set learning goals. 2
DataConnect Foundation Project The PowerSchool SIS replacement will act as foundation project in a phased approach of providing greater access to quality student data via NB DataConnect Access to quality information will result in improved processes for prioritization, planning, management and accountability associated with the academic success of every student in our educational system. Ability to focus of resources on priorities identified through access to relevant, timely and quality information will result in improved student achievement. 3
Why Replace WinSchool? Pearson stopped supporting and upgrading WinSchool in July 2012 WinSchool is a school based system with 320+ databases Limited functional flexibility, no web based access Growing number of workarounds Able to provide web-based access for administrators, teachers, parents and students Pearson will continue the WinSchool support until the end of the implementation and there no charge for licenses because we own WinSchool licenses. WinSchool : An aging, unsupported system PowerSchool: An Integrated enterprise web-based system 4
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