Schoolzilla (LAEP Inventory)

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Rebecca Ferguson
11 February 2016

Synopsis

Schoolzilla provides a data warehouse and associated data dashboard targeted at the K-12 US market. It provides ‘connectors’ which allow data to be integrated into the system through nightly updates from multiple sources such as assessment, behaviour, enrolment, grade, observation, and student information databases.

 

Schoolzilla provides multiple views of this integrated data through a dashboard library. Representations for teachers, school leaders, school district leaders and system administrators are provided in the library, and system administrators may customise these usingTableau’s data visualisation products.

 

Teachers can use dashboards such as the ‘Early warning signs’ report to identify at-risk students. For example, this particular dashboard brings together data on attendance, behaviour and grades, and allows users to view data for schools as a whole, to compare schools (for district leaders) and to drill down to view data about individuals. System administrators can monitor the quality of the data within the system using dashboards that present the results of data audits including automatic checks for missing or malformed data.

Classification

Inventory type:

design and planning tool

analytics for assessment

Role of analytics:

alerting

summarisation & description

visualisation

Data sources:

sources data from other system(s): management information systems, virtual learning environment, assessment system

Keywords:

data warehouse

Tool in Context

Learning:

school (targeting the US K-12 market)

Supply model:

privately-hosted software

Origin:

Aspire Public Schools: institutional project

Ethics and privacy:

The Schoolzilla terms of service include paragraphs about intellectual property rights, confidentiality and privacy. These terms of service include a ‘plain English’ version of each section.

Languages:

English

Maturity and Evidence of Utility

The basis of Schoolzilla was originally developed by staff at Aspire Public Schools, and used within the Aspire Schools group for three years before being spun off as a separate entity in 2013. As of January 2016, it was in use by 580 schools across the U.S (https://schoolzilla.com/infographic-2015-year-in-review/).

Further Information

Tool provider’s website:https://schoolzilla.com/

 

Example(s) of use:

There are some reviews of Schoolzilla available, however some of these appear to be demonstrations of the system as opposed to views on real use:
 https://www.edsurge.com/product-reviews/schoolzilla/educator-reviews

 

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