What is Ed360?
Ed360 is a mobile friendly web application designed to empower educators with access to near real-time data from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) data warehouse. Using Ed360, educators can view student data to help them make data-informed instructional decisions.
Ed360 incorporates the feedback of Illinois educators to provide a useful and user-friendly data system. In the 2016-17 school year, ISBE conducted focus groups and piloted the system with educators across the state to ensure the system meets educator needs. ISBE will continue to gather feedback and update Ed360 through the system's feedback module.
Ed360 at a Glance
Ed360 currently provides:
- Single sign-on access -- educators use their existing G Suite credentials to log into the dashboard (contact your
Learning Technology Center if you do not have a G Suite)
- Accessible, actionable information for teachers, principals, superintendents, and regional superintendents
- Metrics on educator license and employment, student enrollment and course history, classroom rosters, state assessment scores with performance levels and more
- Opt-in services to integrate classroom and local assessments (e.g., Plickers, NWEA MAP, AIMSweb)
- Exportable data
- Role-based secured access using the Employment Information System (EIS)
- Instructional support resources, including but not limited to:
- A convenient interface for user feedback and support
**New features are being added frequently.
- On February 5, 2018, Dr. Smith extended a
statewide invitation to District Superintendents to opt their districts into Ed360.
One pager: The One Pager provides testimonies from early adopters, a quick overview of core features and additional information that will help interested or current users become familiar with Ed360.
Opt-In Guide: This document provides District Superintendents with the necessary steps to opt in their district and thus make Ed360 accessible to school administrators and educators.
Getting Started with Ed360: This module provides an introduction to Ed360 with an overview of what data is incorporated, along with additional information that will be helpful as users become acquainted with the data dashboard.
Ed360 + EIS: Access to Ed360 is based on EIS position records. This module provides an overview of how Ed360 and EIS are integrated, along with what steps to take to change EIS data and thus modify Ed360 access.
Overview Webinar: Provides an excellent overview of the system and is great to share to your new users.
Ed360 Vimeo Channel provides training videos with basic information about Ed360, along with how access to the data dashboard is integrated into EIS, as well as demonstration videos for the three main access levels.
- MAP documents: These documents describe the process for uploading your district’s MAP data to SIS so that it will appear in Ed360. Note: your district administrator is required to opt in to both Ed360 and MAP before the MAP data will appear for your district.
Ed360 Administrator User Guide provides guidance on how to get started with Ed360, how to navigate, and what is available in Ed360.
Ed360 Teacher User Guide provides guidance on how to get started with Ed360, how to navigate, and what is available in Ed360.
Ed360 Teacher Classroom Assessment User Guide provides information about Plickers, a free formative assessment service, along with a five-step guide regarding how to get started with Plickers.
***We encourage you to check this page on a regular basis for additional resources. Please contact the Ed360 Outreach Team at email@example.com for further assistance.***
Ed360 Data Security
Where does Ed360 data come from?
Ed360 data comes from the secured ISBE data warehouse, which stores information from district reporting systems. Other opt-in services like Plickers, NWEA Map, and AIMSWeb require district permission before they can be viewed on the Ed360 interface.
Important things to know about Ed360 security:
- Ed360 data is encrypted "at-rest" (while sitting in the ISBE data warehouse) and while "in-transit" (when sent over the internet).
- Penetration testing is performed by the Illinois Department of Information Technology (DoIT). ISBE reviews the findings and apply security measures to mitigate security risks.
- Ed360 uses Google sign-in. If you are signing in from a remote location, you will be prompted for an additional response, such as your birth year. Additionally, you will receive an email notification.
- The ISBE Legal Team has reviewed Ed360 for FERPA compliance. Educators must have an academic need to see student data.
- Educators are responsible for safeguarding their Google Apps for Education identity.
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