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A platform built for educators, by educators.

What is Ed360?

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is excited to introduce a new statewide dashboard for educators, Ed360. Using Ed360, educators will be able to view near-real time student data to help them make data-driven instructional decisions. Additionally, Ed360 uses GSuite (formerly Google Apps for Education) as a single sign-on solution, so there is no need for users to create new login information. The dashboard is being developed and piloted right now, and will be released statewide in School Year 2017-2018.

 What’s the history of Ed360?

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 and educators 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. The goal of Ed360 is to provide administrators and teachers with active, live data on student performance to encourage data-driven instructional practice and provide instructional support resources for educators.

 How is Ed360 being developed?

The best way to ensure Ed360 is a useful tool for Illinois educators is to involve them in the development process. To that end, in School Year 2016-2017, ISBE has been conducting focus groups with educators across the state to optimize the Ed360 platform, as well as inviting districts to participate in the pilot program to implement Ed360 early, and give ISBE feedback. Both the focus groups and the pilot program will facilitate ongoing conversations between ISBE and local educators to find out which metrics would be most helpful in the Ed360 platform. This feedback will assist ISBE while deciding what data and metrics to include in Ed360.

  What will be included on the Ed360 dashboard?

From feedback from our pilot districts and focus groups so far, ISBE estimates that some of the following metrics may be featured on the Ed360 platform:

  • Deeper insights into Illinois Report Card metrics
  • In-depth insight on student performance on both state and local assessments
  • Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) results
  • Access to further instructional support resources to help in the school and classroom including but not limited to: Plickers, Illinois Open Education Resources (IOER), Ed Leaders Network (ELN), and Kahn Academy.
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