MCHENRY, Ill., June 29, 2009 – Follett Software Company has launched TetraData Insights, a three-step model that enables Continuous Improvement using available data, helping K-12 school districts to positively impact student performance.
With data-driven decision making (D3M) taking on added importance for states trying to qualify for federal stimulus funding, this latest release of the TetraData warehousing and analytics tools provides school districts with a convenient point-of-entry solution (Bronze level) and then builds upon that foundation with Silver and Gold levels. Each phase builds on the last by adding more data domains, features and professional development.
The timing of the Insights rollout is particularly significant considering U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s recent comment saluting school districts across the country that are using data to spur improvement and adding that data systems should be "the norm and not the exception."
TetraData Insights applies a systemic model to analyze student data and communicate information to non-statisticians in an easy-to-use format. Insights is a more cost-effective alternative to a custom warehouse and analytics solution and grows with the district over time, leading it through Continuous Improvement.
Building upon the Bronze foundation, a district will grow into the Silver level with additional data domains, including discipline, attendance, special education and staff endorsements. The Gold level builds upon Bronze and Silver bringing in additional domains, including survey/perception data, test item detail and financial data.
"When a district selects TetraData Insights, it invests in its own future as a data-driven organization," said George Gatsis, vice president of product management and marketing. "As a technology partner, Follett Software is committed to providing a scalable solution – a combination of tools and processes – that will fulfill the district’s needs now and grow with it as those needs develop. We are pleased that Follett Software solutions align with federal funding sources that help districts demonstrate Continuous Improvement through better data-driven decision making."
About Follett Software Company
Follett Software Company (http://www.FollettSoftware.com) is the partner that over half of America's school districts trust to help them manage everything from library resources and school assets to information for data-driven decision making. Follett Software helps districts of all sizes track and use information and resources more efficiently so their dollars are best leveraged to help each and every student. Follett Software Company is a subsidiary of Follett Corporation – a $2.37 billion, privately-held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. Follett Corporation was founded in 1873 and has its headquarters in River Grove, Ill.
About TetraData Solutions
Follett Software’s TetraData data warehousing and analytics solutions capture, integrate and store data from administrative and educational systems and deliver comprehensive and customized data analysis and reporting. With TetraData solutions, educators can easily and accurately assess the factors that drive performance on a district level as well as on an individual student level. With TetraData solutions, educators and administrators from the statehouse to the schoolhouse find it easier to make decisions that can improve instruction and student outcomes.