SAS® education and administrative technology prominent at CoSN 2011
Topics include 1-to-1 learning, analytics, hosted administrative solutions, online curriculum
NEW ORLEANS, LA (Mar. 14, 2011) – The many ways SAS® technology improves K-12 education highlight this week's Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) annual conference. Education leaders will discuss SAS® Curriculum Pathways® online resource deployments in 1-to-1 learning environments and uses of SAS K-12 administrative solutions to improve district and school performance.
With the SAS Enterprise Intelligence Suite for Education, school and district leaders can consolidate and analyze vast amounts of raw data, turning it into usable insight. Bringing together data on student achievement, finances, human resources, facilities, transportation and other information provides a clear picture of the organization.
Said Weycker, "School administrators can spend their time interpreting data instead of collecting it, and relay targeted student information to classroom teachers that helps them focus on the needs of individual students."
SAS provides a data-driven approach to improving performance – without new staff, costly hardware or lengthy implementations. The hosted solution integrates data across a district and equips all decision makers with self-service reporting. Users can develop scorecards that support transparency and strategy maps that make performance measurement relevant and meaningful.
"We were able to customize our SAS system to fit our needs. It consolidates and surfaces the data ready for analysis and reporting. The hosted environment means we can allocate our IT resources strategically to support instructional priorities instead of administration," said Allen.
SAS Curriculum Pathways, used in all 50 states by more than 50,000 teachers and 10,000 schools, provides standards-based content for middle and high schools in core academic disciplines – English, mathematics, social studies, science and Spanish. The offers more than 1,200 academic resources, including lessons, engaging activities and interactive teaching tools, plus links to more than 4,000 academically appropriate websites.
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions delivered within an integrated framework, SAS helps customers at more than 50,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world
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