#7 Academic data systems at ISB
We believe that every student - whether in need of support or challenge - is entitled to learn more, each and every day. Academic data systems across the school are key in helping us deliver personalised learning to each student from preschool to Grade 12.
At ISB, we use a balanced approach to data, seeking information from not just one isolated standardized source, but including classroom work, observations, and trends over time. Data informs our instructional choices, allowing educators to provide what students need next, when they need it, in order to best assist learners. Data also allows us to more effectively use our school resources to intervene and challenge those who are ready for that next step. In short, data allows us to evaluate our thinking about learners to ensure that our actions are based on evidence rather than wonderings.
Areas of development in this area across the school during the 2021-22 school year include:
- Piloting a range of new tools that will allow us to better understand a student’s learning profile;
- Bringing industry-standard analytics software (PowerBI) inhouse, giving us the ability to look at trends in MAP and IB data. This will help us to make informed adjustments, better ensuring that our students are challenged, included and successful.
- Welcoming our new Director of Inclusion and Challenge, who will continue to develop these systems with a view to further personalising learning for all students at ISB.
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