In these short videos, a longtime principal, high school teacher/developer, and group of technology specialists pick their favorite 25 upgrades designed to help schools, students, and parents succeed.
In Part 1 of this series, the panel chats about visualizing student growth toward standards, improving data accuracy, eliminating take-home paperwork, and a bunch more:
Social-Emotional Learning + ELL Report Cards
"It's such a flexible system, districts can create whatever custom report card they need. It makes it really easy for teachers to interact with.”
Custom Rubrics for Digital Assessments
"These are incredibly rich rubrics, like teachers have always used, but they can create it all in our system now...and the grades all flow right into the system."
Exploring Student Performance by Subgroup
“You are connecting the large statistical picture to the students you need to remediate.”
Enhanced Batch Updating for Student Data
“They have a new interface that is easy-to-use for cleaning and batching data as needed.”
Going Online with Parent Paperwork and Registration
"There are so many things that go into that first-day packet that goes home; now they can download it, sign it, and it saves a ton of physical paperwork."
Duplicate Student Detection: Multi-field Fuzzy Matching
"We're giving registrars a lot more ways to clean up their data proactively."
Setting Your Favorite School Analytics
"As an administrator opens OnCourse at the beginning of the day, now they have a favorites panel with all the analytics that are most important to them, like chronic absenteeism."
Visualizing Student Proficiency by Standard
"You're not just looking at grades; you can actually drill down to the detail and see that it is based on something."
New Science & Social Studies Test Bank Items
"Not everyone has the same level of assessment literacy, so now you can click on a standard and see a bank of aligned items, and choose the level of rigor you want."
Part 2 of this series will be released later this week. Follow us on Twitter at @oncoursek12 to see when the next blog is published.
How do I get access to new features?
There are three great ways to get started. First, you can contact OnCourse Support at 800-899-7204 x4 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of our team will walk you through options for configuration, training, and launch.
Second, you can visit us at TECHSPO in Atlantic City (Booth 500), where we'll be co-presenting with New Brunswick Public Schools on "Infusing Visualized Data into our Strategic Plan".
Or - join us in OnCourse's EdTech Incubator, a series of user group events coming to New Jersey this February.
Click here to check locations and reserve your seat.