The International Society for Technology in Education 2015 Conference
June 28 through July 1, 2015
Visit us at Booth #234
MMS Dashboarding and the Early Warning System
In 2013, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, inspired largely by the Frontline video “Middle School Moment,” began to explore the creation of an Early Warning System (EWS) to recognize trends in students’ attendance, behavior, and course grades that might indicate higher risk of failure in later school years. The Pennsylvania Department of Education extended the EWS functionality, based on the Ed-Fi Alliances data standards and dashboards, to include an Intervention Catalog so that administrators and teachers might have easier access to resources to address student needs both in and out of the classroom. This intervention catalog contains locally curated resources that might help districts address a wide range of challenges, from homelessness and the effects of severe poverty, to behavioral and discipline issues, to academic counseling and resources.
Computer Resources/MMS took a leading role in the testing and roll-out of this project, recruiting over 20 districts to participate in the first cohort, establishing data-quality standards, and developing real-time web services to ensure that “early warning” means exactly that. We are very proud of the results, which are already being recognized by MMS districts across Pennsylvania and beyond.
The MMS Student Information Platform
Save Time, Streamline Workflow, Keep Everyone Informed:
• Backed by three decades of expertise, the MMS Student Information Platform is the SIS of choice for schools that value both innovation and stability.
• MMS is a full-featured system, complete with a Teacher Portal offering an integrated Teacher Grade Book, Standards and Skills-Based Grades, Classroom Attendance and Discipline, and easy access to student and parent data.
• The MMS Parent & Student Portals keep everyone involved and informed on a real-time basis, from home, or anywhere Internet access is available.
• Administrators and staff enjoy a powerful set of tools to handle everything from data collection and reporting, to flexible scheduling, grade reporting, discipline management, health records, and much more.
More MMS Advantages:
Fully scalable SQL system for single schools or entire districts
Centralized, single installation, single database
Hosted on your servers or in our data center
Utilizing the latest VM Technology or our MMS OnLine (SaaS) plan—whichever fits your budget and needs
Options for Cafeteria/Free & Reduced Management, Emergency Notification, Heath module, Visitor/Security Management
For more information about ISTE, click here.
We hope to see you there!