The good news? The data shortage is over! Raw data from assessments, grades, attendance, discipline and various other sources is generally out there for teachers to use, if they have the time to find and pull it all together.
The bad news? The data deluge has begun! The availability of data does not necessarily make it meaningful or easy to apply at the classroom or individual student level. Much manual effort is still required to locate, sanitize, consolidate and actually transform that data into plans and actions that improve achievement.
More good news? GURUBoards® help put data to work, simply and easily! Now teachers can get the benefit of multiple, data-based perspectives about students and their needs, without having to spend hours crunching numbers and developing spreadsheets.