Best Technology Practices for School Districts in Washington State
Master contracts that offer the best possible price for IT Services
are a best practice that all school districts can leverage to save money and
gain new efficiencies in their IT operation. Here is an exciting and successful
example of a money-saving practices that evolved from a public-private partnership,
that safeguards student data and eases the burden and complexity of district
Washington School Information Processing Cooperative (WSIPC)
WSIPC is a cooperative that provides technology solutions, services, and support to K-12 public and private schools. Along with its powerful line-up of student, business, HR, and reporting applications, members receive My School Data, an enhanced business intelligence software designed to provide a variety of information about a student, or groups of students, in an easy to understand dashboard format. My School Data dashboards are assembled to show data quickly and intuitively, and cover a variety of content about students at the individual, class, grade, school and district level. Content includes information on: attendance, discipline and offense, assessment scores, grades, and enrollment. Additionally, the Early Warning System, one of the My School Data tools, identifies at-risk students to allow for early intervention and support.
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