American schools utilize Dell’s Education Data Management solution


American schools are utilizing Dell’s Education Data Management (EDM) solution, a decision support system, to personalize student learning, improve retention and graduation rates while improving planning, management and reporting.

The Dell solution integrates student performance and operational data with predictive analytics to help educators monitor student progress. It tracks student’s data between schools and over multiple years to help parents and educators monitor student progress.

“Equipping our next generation of students with the skills and experiences needed to be college- and career-ready in the increasingly globally competitive workforce is imperative,” said Mark Horan, vice president, Education and State & Local Government, Dell.

Denton Independent School District, Dell and its partner, Education Data Collaborative, are implementing a real-time data warehouse to aggregate all student performance data together from multiple disparate systems.

“We have realigned our benchmark assessments, and our teachers and principals are seeing what real-time data can do to prepare our students,” said Jamie Wilson, Superintendent, Denton Independent School District.

Teachers and administrators can use it to improve instruction in the classroom targeted for each individual student leading to early warning and intervention opportunities designed to help students.

In the El Paso region the Education Data Collaborative associated with Dell to demonstrate that through preventive intervention, a potential savings of several million dollars could be gained from the efficiencies of implementing education data management in the 15 El Paso region middle schools.

One school district has also used technology to identify specific student performance weaknesses, addressing issues six times faster than before. High school graduation rates are now 100 percent (up from 82). Around 16 percent more graduates attend college, and the district’s performance ratings have improved dramatically.

Dell’s Education Data Management solution enables the use of key data to inform and provide insight into trends creating a comprehensive decision support system. It includes all of the technology and services necessary for success, from storage that simplifies data management across the district to the online portals, platforms and change management, professional development and data coaching that helps educators and administrators make the most of the data to improve student outcomes.

“Microsoft is recognizing Dell because of their dedication to education and their commitment to building solutions that serve the education community such as their Education Data Management solution (EDM),” said Laura Ipsen, corporate vice president, Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector.

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