The power of education data. School leaders face a myriad of challenges spanning teaching, learning, recruiting, retention, graduation, and school business management (facilities, transportation, etc.). Adding to those challenges, the volume, velocity and variety of available data is growing exponentially. Yet only about 10 percent of educational institutions use data analytics to make informed decisions.
Gain actionable insights from your student data. How can teachers, superintendents, provosts and others easily access the data they need and get it into the right format so that they can analyze and act on it? The data life cycle can be broken into three important parts:
Integrated solutions built on Microsoft Dynamics can help you gain deeper insights into recruiting and staffing, corporate and alumni relations, admissions and enrollment, student performance, and more.
Track student outcomes and improve graduation rates. Use Microsoft Dynamics to make your school’s relationship-building with students more effective. Microsoft Dynamics provides easy-to-understand access to data so school staff can efficiently:
Easy access to student data through Office. Microsoft Dynamics CRM can be integrated with Office 365 (get Office 365 Education free) so your staff can easily access student data using already-familiar Office tools.
With real-time access to data, teachers can evaluate student performance and tailor their approach according to specific student needs. And using predictive analytics, educators can identify at-risk students, uncover learning disabilities and take actions that promote student achievement.
Enable student achievement. Teachers can easily track student progress through visual data prediction models that help identify students who are struggling with class lessons.
Identify at-risk students. Collect and track student attendance and grades, and show students who may be at a higher risk of dropping out of school.
Uncover student learning disabilities. Assess likelihood of undiagnosed learning disabilities in students based on data. Teachers can then take action to help students who are struggling.
Enable learning outside the classroom. Give your faculty, staff and students access to learning materials at any time, from anywhere. With Office 365 Education and OneDrive, they can get everything they need—whether they’re in the classroom, in the library, on a field trip, or at home.
Let students work their way. Give your students choices about how they work — in digital ink, by touch, with a mouse, or by typing — with versatile Windows devices. They’ll be more excited to participate when you accommodate their learning styles.
Make classes social and collaborative. Integrate blogs, discussion boards, and real-time communications into your classrooms to engage your students — and streamline collaboration between teachers, staff, students, and parents — using technologies like Office 365 Education, Skype, SQL Server, SharePoint, and Yammer.
Microsoft School Information Sync helps to automate the complex and manual processes of sharing school Student Information System (SIS) data with education apps and class websites.
Help teachers stay organized and save time. Microsoft School Information Sync will be available soon to Office 365 Education users at no additional charge. This tool will simplify connections between systems, and simplify communication and collaboration between teachers and students, giving teachers more time to focus on what they love — engaging with students — with the Microsoft Office tools they use every day.
Microsoft Classroom is a new service that works with Office 365 Education. It’s an easy-to-use website that brings together familiar Office applications so you can easily teach, manage classes, and collaborate with your students.
“We can achieve higher matriculation rates by closing the gaps in our enrollment procedures, identifying more prospective students in the pipeline and securing more registrations which leads to greater student retention.”
Dr. Sonya Pearson, Mesa Community College, Vice President of Student Affairs