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How to measure and predict student growth

How to measure and predict student growth

In this White Paper you will learn:  Different methodologies and approaches for measuring student growth The models used to measure and predict student’s year-to-year growth change How to evaluate NAPLAN, Edutest, PAT scores How to compare students by state, consider … Read More

Building the plane as you fly- learner profile pilots in the time of COVID-19

Building the plane as you fly: learner profile pilots in the time of COVID-19

There’s a common expression both in startup circles and, increasingly, education: “building the plane as you fly”. The application in software-as-a service (SaaS) is obvious. You ship a minimum viable product (MVP) and enhance it and ship it again in … Read More

Three ways learner profiles help predict student growth

Three ways learner profiles help predict student growth

For a long time, educators have wanted to create more personalised learning experiences for their students, sensing or seeing the benefits that arise from individualised strategies and attention. But lacking resources and support, educators have often had to rely solely … Read More

Why is it important to integrate analytics to your school's LMS and SIS

Why is it important to integrate analytics to your school’s LMS and SIS?

School’s are collecting more and more student data via an increasing number of education technology platforms and systems. The problem is, these systems aren’t integrated. Online learning management systems (LMS) and student information systems (SIS) in particular capture and store … Read More

Learner wellbeing insights are as important as NAPLAN and ATAR

Learner wellbeing insights are as important as NAPLAN and ATAR

When I talk to customers and schools about their data projects lately, overwhelmingly they are interested in student welfare. Schools are becoming more aware of the opportunity to measure student welfare, particularly through self-reporting mechanisms, to help track and monitor … Read More

10 things schools can measure with education analytics software to get ahead

10 things schools can measure with education analytics software to get ahead

Since the education industry started to invest in data, schools have been concerned that their data may be scattered; unavailable; not good or ‘clean’ enough to embark on strategic data projects.  Schools often feel they need to wait until the … Read More

OctopusBI - What does the school of the future look like?

What does the school of the future look like?

I was a Director of ICT for K-12 schools in my last role. For a decade, my job was to run the school’s IT without any faults. In that time, I grew close to many teachers and school leaders and … Read More

Why Should Schools and Universities Implement Education Analytics

Why Should Schools and Universities Implement Education Analytics?

Educators and students use PCs, tablets and smartphones every day for a variety of purposes, especially in this era of online learning. The educational data generated by these devices has the potential to change and improve the way we teach … Read More

What role can EdTech play in teacher & student wellbeing

What role can EdTech play in teacher & student wellbeing?

In 2020, educators reported a concerning drop in student empathy, physical activity and willingness to learn.  According to Amy Graham and Pasi Sahlberg in that report: ‘Australian educators send us a clear message in this study: classrooms have become emotionally, … Read More

How BI can bridge the gap between parents & teachers

How BI can bridge the gap between parents & teachers

As wonderful as they are, teachers aren’t genies or wizards. They can’t do everything.   Students only spend a certain amount of time inside a school within a teacher’s influence and guidance. Parents are the other half of the equation; the … Read More