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​What is Ed360?

Ed360 is a free web application designed to empower educators with access to near real-time data from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) data warehouse.  With Ed360, educators can use student and district data to make data-driven decisions.​


Check out the Ed360 Video Channel for additional training videos.

Ed360 was featured in an IPA Talk.

 Ed360 Resources

​One-Pagers

  • Academic One pager:PDF Document 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.
  • Finance One pager​PDF Document: provides a quick overview of core features available in the Finances section of the Ed360 data dashboard.

Quick Start Guides

  • Ed360 Opt-In Guide:​PDF Document provides District Superintendents with the necessary steps to opt in their district and thus make Ed360 accessible to school administrators and educators.  
  • NWEA MAP documentsPDF Document: A district must complete and submit the NWEA MAP Permission to Release Data before MAP data flows into Ed360. The Post Opt In Instructions document outlines the current auto upload process to display MAP data in Ed360. 
  • Renaissance Star InstructionsPDF Document: After a District Administrator opts in to both Ed360 and the Renaissance Star opt in service, these Post Opt In Instructions offer further guidance to ensure Star data flows into Ed360.
  • Plickers GuidePDF Document: The Ed360 Teacher Classroom Assessment User Guide  provides information about Plickers, a free formative assessment service, along with a five-step guide discussing how to get started with Plickers.

Questions and Answers

User Guides

Video Resources

  • The Ed360 Video ChannelVimeo Video Link 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.
  • On January 29, 2020, the Ed360 Team hosted the Finance Dashboard Launch WebinarGo To Meeting Link. The Finance Dashboard helps schools and districts strengthen the bridge between fiscal and academic teams. Note: the first page is a quick registration.
*** We encourage you to check this page on a regular basis for additional resources. ***
*** Please contact the Ed360 Outreach Team at ed360@isbe.net for further assistance. ***

 Ed360 at a Glance

Ed360 currently provides:

  • Single sign-on access -- educators use their existing G Suite or O365 credentials to log into the dashboard (contact the Learning Technology Center​ if you do not have G Suite or O365)
  • Accessible, actionable information for teachers, principals, superintendents, regional superintendents, and finance personnel
  • Access to student metrics
    • Demographics
    • IEPs
    • Passing Algebra I, On/Off Track
    • Current year class rosters
    • Enrollment history
    • Course history
    • Postsecondary remediation by subject area
    • Daily attendance
    • State Assessments: KIDS, ISA, PARCC/IAR, PSAT, SAT, ACCESS, DLM-AA
  • Access to educator metrics
    • District FTE by employment category
    • Educator retention
    • License and Endorsements
    • Upcoming licensure renewals
    • Years of teaching experience
    • Educator Effectiveness
    • Professional development credits
    • Percent of first year teachers by school
    • Average years of teaching experience by school
    • Postsecondary degree(s)
  • Access to additional administrative metrics
    • Summative Designation
    • Average Class Size
    • Student Mobility
    • Postsecondary Enrollment
    • Preschool Enrollment Trends
    • Remediation Rates
    • CTE Academic Enrollments
    • Financial reports and worksheets
  • Opt-in services to integrate classroom assessments, local assessments, and professional development (e.g., Plickers, NWEA MAP, Renaissance Star, ELN)
  • Interactive graphs and tables with exportable data
  • Role-based secured access meeting FERPA guidelines
  • Instructional support resources, including:
  • A convenient interface for user feedback and support

***Features are updated frequently.***

 Ed360 Data Flow & Security

Where does Ed360 data come from?

ISBE Ed360 Data Model  

Throughout the year, Illinois school districts submit data to many ISBE data collections. The collections relevant to Ed360 are EIS, ELIS, SIS, EPS, I-Star, 5 Essentials, AFR, EBF, eGMS, FRIS, and District Budgets. The ISBE data warehouse is updated nightly with any new data submissions. The Ed360 data dashboard is built from the information available in the ISBE data warehouse. Role based secure access to Ed360 protects privacy while ensuring access to operational data for administrators and educators.

Other opt-in services like Plickers, NWEA Map, and Renaissance Star require district permission before they can be viewed on the Ed360 dashboard.

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 applies security measures to mitigate security risks.
  • Ed360 uses your district managed G-Suite or Office 365 credentials to sign-in.
  • Educators are responsible for safeguarding their G-Suite or Office 365 credentials.
  • The ISBE Legal Team has reviewed Ed360 for FERPA compliance. Educators must have an academic need to see student data in Ed360.

 Ed360 History

  • ​In the 2016-17 school year, ISBE conducted focus groups and piloted the Ed360 dashboard with educators across the state to ensure the system met educator needs.  ISBE continues to gather feedback and update Ed360 in response to user feedback.
  • InvitationPDF Document: On February 5, 2018, Dr. Tony Smith extended a statewide invitation to District Superintendents to opt their districts into Ed360.
  • Ed360 Timeline
  • October 2015 SLDS grant awarded
    April 2016 Data needs survey
    May 2016 Focus groups
    November 2016 Ed360 pilot begins
    April 2017 Pilot goal met
    May 2017 Classroom assessment pilot begins
    January 2018 Pilot district assessments collected
    February 2018 Statewide launch
    September 2018 Authentication options expanded
    February 2019 Finance menu project started
    March 2019 Finance meetings with districts from each region
    April 2019 Finance data needs survey
    October 2019 Finance pilot begins
    December 2019 Finance pilot assessments collected
    ​January 2020 Finance menu statewide launch

​Who is using Ed360?

Each circle on the map below represents an Illinois school district that has chosen to use the Ed360 data dashboard. You may filter the map view by district name or region.

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