A single, unified view of student data – including attendance, test scores and demographics. Embedded metadata. And world-class solutions and services. Track student progress from pre-kindergarten through postgraduate school and into the workforce with K-12 education solutions that include:
Data security, student privacy and role-based access. Gain secure access to consistent, trustworthy information – on students, grades, programs and personnel – from a wide variety of sources.
Data standardization, normalization, governance, integration, interoperability and record matching. Access and consolidate all your data, regardless of source or format. Then apply embedded data quality techniques to cleanse and standardize it in a central location.
Analytics and data visualization. Give users at all levels secure access to information in the format they need, when they need it. Identify current and future trends and make better decisions using interactive reports and data visualization backed by predictive analytics.
Integrate, manage and ensure the quality of your data. Equip decision makers with self-service reporting so they can spot trends, align resources and streamline funding. And analyze student data quickly to predict outcomes and intervene as needed to help students reach their potential. SAS can help you:
Assess and demonstrate program effectiveness. Pull together all state-level student data into an accurate, holistic picture that lets you track student progress over time and get reliable answers to serious questions.
Give decision makers self-service access to the information they need. Support large, flexible longitudinal data systems and make relevant data accessible to users in the format they need, at the time they need, so they can allocate resources appropriately to best support student needs.
Enable policymakers to make more informed, data-driven decisions to positively influence student outcomes. Use advanced analytics to extract deep insights from student data.
Accurate program performance assessments. Better, more-informed decisions by educators and policymakers. And the ability to maximize student success. Now you can pull together and analyze information to improve performance – whether or not you have a psychometrician on staff – with K-12 solutions that provide:
Performance measurement, scorecards and dashboards. Foster a culture of decision making based on what the data actually shows by using interactive dashboards and alerts to share performance information.
Program and budget effectiveness. Reach your strategic goals and improve performance by using analytics to determine actual costs and measure outcomes.
Teacher effectiveness. Analyze student data quickly to measure student growth, recommend professional development for teachers and make programs more effective.
Student projections. Identify students in need of early interventions or more rigorous academic opportunities to help them reach their potential.
Accountability to federal and state authorities. Demonstrate accountability and strengthen transparency reporting to comply with federal and state regulations.
Improve education policy, school practice and student outcomes. Demonstrate accountability. And comply with federal and state regulations. With SAS, educators, administrators and policymakers can:
Eliminate education data silos. Pull together data – regardless of source or format – into a central location. Then cleanse and standardize the data to ensure a single version of the truth.
Ensure that you are preparing students for long-term success. Consolidate and analyze student record data – enrollment, attendance, test scores, demographics and more – from multiple school districts across years.
Securely share critical, timely data on student performance among public education stakeholders – including analysts, educators and policymakers. Move student performance data smoothly from schools to districts to states, and on to the US Department of Education, with appropriate access at each point along the way.
Easily assess program effectiveness and make better, data-driven decisions. Combine the power of advanced analytics with easy-to-use ad hoc reporting capabilities that let decision makers generate their own reports using reporting templates and best practices.
Fast answers to your toughest questions. Up-to-date information whenever and wherever you need it – even on mobile devices. And more confidence in your most critical decisions. Our K-12 education solutions deliver capabilities for:
Compliance reporting, dashboards and scorecards. Easy-to-use performance evaluation tools, including dashboards and scorecards, let you measure and monitor program performance and easily produce compliance reports.
Flexible, powerful reporting. Quickly produce, view, interact with and interpret reports. Self-service, Web-based interfaces mean that even those with limited technical skills can produce meaningful reports. Real-time, dynamic reporting capabilities let you generate your own reports quickly, while IT maintains control of the underlying data.
Data visualization. Extend the power of high-end analytics to a wider range of users with interactive visualization and advanced data exploration. Administrators and policymakers can visually explore data and drill down to uncover trends and find the answers they need, when they need them.
Explore data visually. Analyze data quickly. And share insights with anyone, anywhere. With SAS, you can:
Visually explore data sets of any size quickly and efficiently. Glean insights and create meaningful reports that can be shared easily, even on mobile devices.
Make your most critical decisions and be more confident in compliance reporting. Easily create visual reports on the fly, and drill down through the data to get the answers you need.
Dynamically generate reports with the most recent information. Get the most up-to-date information you need at any time and in the format you need it – even on mobile devices.
A single data management platform. A centralized, integrated metadata repository. And data and metadata that is consistent, accurate and reusable. Our K-12 education solutions include:
Data management. Access and consolidate data from myriad educational systems, regardless of source or format, into a single version of the truth.
Data governance. Develop a consistent set of policies and processes to guide data collection, sharing and use.
Metadata management. Ensure consistent, accurate metadata usage with a centralized, integrated metadata repository for fewer errors in reports. Quickly reuse metadata structures from existing databases, and eliminate the need to write and rewrite complex consolidation programs.
Data lineage. Track data as it moves through systems, applications and reports. Know the implications so you can validate processes and build user confidence.
Integrate and store data from hundreds of sources. Manage your data and metadata as a valued asset. And ensure that the data used by legislators, policymakers, parents and educators is accurate and reliable – and based on one version of the truth. With SAS, you can:
Control, improve and analyze data in one platform. Access the data in your ERP system – and any other system – using a single environment that combines data integration, data quality and master data management capabilities.
Share metadata across the organization. Store metadata in a centralized, integrated metadata repository – not in isolated, hard-to-maintain silos – to ensure consistency and accuracy, so you can reduce errors in report creation and, therefore, decision making.
Conduct impact analysis, know data lineage and reuse metadata structures from existing databases. An open enterprise metadata structure retains and tracks technical, business and administrative metadata so you can reuse existing table definitions, business rules and more, lowering the total cost of ownership.
Teachers with access to leading-edge classroom materials. Students with the right skills for the digital age. A future workforce with a direct impact on economic growth and prosperity. SAS has an unequaled commitment to education, and our K-12 resources – offered at no cost to educators – address a variety of needs:
Online curriculum.SAS® Curriculum Pathways® provides interactive, standards-based resources in the core disciplines for US middle and high school students in traditional, virtual or home learning environments – at no cost. It features more than 200 interactive tools, 200 inquiries, 600 Web and tool-based lessons, and 70 audio tutorials addressing concepts and skills in English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and Spanish.
Teaching with technology engages students, so SAS® Curriculum Pathways® also includes mobile learning apps to accommodate their online world through:
SAS® Data Notebook – helps students take control of their learning and monitor their progress, available in the iTunes App Store℠ (for iPad™).
SAS® Flash Cards – lets you create, learn and share flash cards, available from the iTunes App Store℠ (for iPad™, iPhone™ and iPod touch™) and Windows 8 Apps (for Windows 8).
SAS® Gloss – supports a paperless workflow in the classroom, available from the iTunes App Store℠ (for iPad™).
SAS® Math Stretch – provides a suite of activities for developing elementary math skills and number sense, available from the iTunes App Store℠ (for iPad™) and Google Play (for Android-based tablets).
SAS® Read Aloud – enables teachers to monitor reading skills in a more time-efficient manner, available on the Web and from the iTunes App Store℠ (for iPad™).
SAS® Reading Records – guides and teaches young readers, available from the iTunes App Store℠ (for iPad™).
SAS Programming for High School.Available to educators at no cost. Includes five days of training, all instructional materials, assessments, teaching guides and access to SAS software for teaching SAS programming to high school students. After the course, students have the skills to sit for the SAS Certification exam, a globally recognized certification to help them succeed in college and careers.
SAS AP Stat Summer Institute. Introduces high school statistics teachers to the basic tools, tips and resources for using data analysis software in the AP Stat course.
Improve education. Raise graduation rates. And prepare students for college and careers. SAS offers several products and services to US schools at no cost. Free. While other vendors my say their software is free, there are always hidden costs. When SAS says free, we really mean free. And that includes:
Mobile applications and curriculum software for middle and high school teachers and students in traditional, virtual or home learning environments – at no cost.
Teaching materials for SAS Programming for High School and AP Statistics – at no cost.
A wide array of resources to enhance student achievement and teacher effectiveness on Common Core State Standards and professional development. Learn more about SAS Curriculum Pathways.
SAS Curriculum Pathways allows us to provide direction to teachers and focus to students. It's not necessarily the novelty of the laptops but the ability for teachers to engage kids in learning, rather than just providing instruction, that's really critical.