Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is excited to introduce a new statewide dashboard for educators, Ed360.
ISBE. Supporting education.
Ed360 is an innovative new component of the Illinois Data for Fiscal and Instructional Results, Study, and Transparency (Illinois Data FIRST) Project. Illinois Data FIRST synthesizes a series of connected efforts that enable state policymakers, educators, learners, and members of the public to access information from the Illinois Longitudinal Data System (ILDS) quickly and easily to support and improve state and local resource allocations, instruction, and learner outcomes. Ed360 was created with data synthesis in mind, and the goal of the dashboard is to provide administrators and teachers with active, live data on student performance to encourage data-driven instructional practices.
The mission of Ed360 is to improve instructional support, through education and support, for educators by building a culture of data use.
About Ed360. At-a-glance.
In school year 2016-2017, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will continue to conduct focus groups with educators across the state to optimize the Ed360 platform. Focus groups will facilitate ongoing conversations between ISBE and local educators to find out which metrics would be most helpful in the Ed360 platform. These focus groups will assist in making the final determination on what will be included in Ed360, ISBE estimates that some of the following metrics may be featured:
Deeper insights into Illinois Report Card metrics
Array of students' performance on state and local assessments, across multiple subjects and grade levels
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) results
Linkage to instructional resources through Illinois Open Educational Resources (IOER) based on classroom, group, or student performance on particular domains or standards
Ed360 Access. Google Apps for Education.
Ed360 access is easy! Illinois educators have secure sign-on capability through Google Apps for Education. ISBE conducted a statewide technology survey and found Google Apps for Education as the most used single sign-on platform in the state. Using this platform, educators can log into Ed360 using their work email, which will be verified through Google Apps for Education. This eliminates the need for creation of a separate account name and password, and provides a more secure sign-on capability for districts.
Key Dates. Let's get started!
Fall 2016: Pilot year begins; ISBE starts conducting collaborative meetings with focus groups
Spring 2017: Communication regarding Ed360 rollout begins
Summer 2017: Training on Ed360 made available
Fall 2017: Ed360 goes live statewide
Ed360 is launching. Be an early adopter.
We encourage Illinois public school districts to enroll in the Ed360 Early Adopter Program. ISBE is onboarding early adopters onto Ed360 in school year 2016-2017. If you're interested in becoming an early adopter ask your district administrator to contact the Ed360 Outreach Team!
Illinois State Board of Education
Ed360 Outreach Team
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