Schoolzilla provides K-12 school systems with a hosted data warehouse and customizable dashboards to help school and district leaders make data-driven decisions.
Schoolzilla draws on data from multiple systems including: student information systems, assessments, human resources, state tests, other edtech tools, behavior management systems, and more. These data connections are automatically updated on a nightly basis. Each dashboard is then loaded into Schoolzilla’s data portal and can be sorted by grade level, test subject, gender, free-and-reduced lunch status, intervention group, etc. Beyond reflecting the academic data from the current testing cycle, the platform also shows longitudinal data that allows users to compare growth within grade levels and across years.
Schoolzilla’s dashboards aim to help educators better understand relationships between various factors and educational outcomes. Visualizations are color coordinated to make more data intuitive, include some guiding information about which data is most relevant, provide student-level drill down visibility into which students are struggling with specific skills or standards, and allow users to benchmark their results against the rest of their school, grade level peers, or district.
The data shown in a dashboard is personalized by the role of the user and filtered by school, class, and student, then shared with relevant teachers or administrators within a district. Administrator-level dashboards focus more on performance across the district, allowing leaders to compare various schools against each other in order to determine where to target funds and resources. School leader dashboards highlight performance across classrooms and provide benchmarks against other schools or the district average. Teacher-level dashboards allow teachers to see how performance varies by student and immediately drill down for root cause analysis.
For schools getting started with data, Schoolzilla offers some free solutions such as visualizations of publicly available Common Core results by school, district, and county. There are also a la carte solutions available such as standalone NWEA MAP visualizations, which start at $1 per student with a $1,000 minimum. For more data-hungry school systems, Schoolzilla’s core offering provides a more holistic and customizable data warehouse and dashboard solution. This data platform automates the transformation of raw data from dozens of data sources into a central data portal. This solution allows data analysts in a school system to customize the Schoolzilla dashboards via the commercially available Tableau Software (a visualization tool). Pricing varies depending on source system integrated and data visualization modules selected e.g., Early Warning, Behavior, Attendance & Enrollment, College Readiness, Blended Learning, and more.
As of November 2015, the platform is being used by more than 350 schools in 21 states including Santa Fe Public Schools, St. Louis Public Schools, Palo Alto Unified School District, Achievement First, Aspire Public Schools, KIPP NYC, and many others.
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