A single, unified view of student and school data – including attendance, test scores, graduation rates and demographics. Embedded metadata. And world-class solutions and services. Monitor student progress from early-learning programs through postgraduate school and into the workforce with solutions for both P-12 and higher education that include:
Performance monitoring capabilities. Track progress toward your education performance goals with dashboards and scorecards that incorporate all relevant data – including disaggregated data on student subgroups – giving you insight into student progress.
Data security and role-based access. Gain secure access to consistent, trustworthy information – on students, grades, programs and personnel – from a wide variety of sources, while protecting student and educator privacy.
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. Analyze student data quickly, and present information in a dashboard environment to predict outcomes so you can intervene as needed to help students reach their potential. SAS can help you:
Understand interim and long-term student outcomes. Pull together all state-level student data into an accurate, holistic picture, using dashboards and other visuals to demonstrate program effectiveness. Then take evidence-based actions to address issues at struggling schools, and make policy recommendations driven by student outcomes.
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, teacher and school needs.
Enable policymakers to make more informed, data-driven decisions that will positively influence student outcomes. Use advanced analytics to extract deep insights from student data, and present the data in easy-to-understand visuals.
Accurate 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 with SAS education solutions that provide:
Cloud-based performance measurements, scorecards and dashboards. Foster a culture of decision making based on what the data actually shows by using interactive dashboards and other visuals to share information on performance and progress.
Teacher effectiveness. Analyze student data quickly to measure proficiency and student growth, recommend professional development for teachers and help educators become 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 requirements.
Improve education policy, school practice and student outcomes. Demonstrate accountability. And comply with federal and state requirements. With SAS, educators, administrators and policymakers can:
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 education solutions deliver capabilities for:
State and federal compliance reporting, dashboards and scorecards. Easily produce and automate compliance reports with dashboards and scorecards that are both powerful and user-friendly.
Public visualization. Transform data into information that the public can readily see and understand. Easy-to-navigate dashboards make it simple to monitor the performance and quality of educational programs.
Self-service, web-based interfaces. Real-time, dynamic reporting capabilities enable anyone to produce meaningful reports quickly, while IT maintains control of the underlying data.
School report cards. Fully understand and report on the progress of schools and districts through report cards that can include disaggregated academic indicators, assessment participation rates, educator qualifications and per-pupil expenditures.
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 you can share easily, even on mobile devices.
Make your most critical decisions, and confidently produce compliance reports. Administrators and policymakers can explore data visually, drilling down to uncover trends and find the answers they need, when they need them – as well as create visual reports on the fly.
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 education solutions include:
Master data management. Access and consolidate data from myriad educational systems, regardless of source or format, into a single version of the truth.
Customized data road map. Forget one-size-fits-all, monolithic approaches to data management. Instead, create a data road map based on your specific needs so you can better understand your data and use it to solve your most pressing problems.
Data governance. Develop a consistent set of policies and processes to guide data collection, sharing and use.
Metadata management. Ensure consistent, accurate metadata usage – and fewer errors in reports – with a centralized, integrated metadata repository. 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 SIS 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.
Implement new technology that works with your existing system. There's no need to rip and replace. SAS works with the systems you already have, which saves you time and money. Plus it grows as your needs grow.
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+ tools, resources and apps – offered at no cost – address a variety of needs:
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 may say their software is free, there are always hidden costs. When SAS says free, we really mean free. And that includes:
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.