Robert Balfanz's research demonstrates that specific patterns in behavior, attendance, and grades are Early Warning Signs (EWS) that the student in question is at risk of falling behind and, in turn, potentially dropping out of school. Tracking these patterns by utilizing EWS data triggers empowers your staff and faculty to quickly recognize students slipping into at-risk categories and intervene before students fall through the cracks..
IntePort offers several free K-12 Power BI Apps on AppSource that address specific K-12 analytics use cases. Each is pre-populated with Ed-Fi sample data to make it simple to start experiencing and experimenting with robust, self-service analytics in minutes - with no cost, no obligation and no additional technology required! .
This free Power BI App from IntePort contains the following pre-built EWS analytics:
After downloading this app, the pre-built reports can be viewed, copied, customized and shared. Utilizing the built-in dataset and Power BI's intuitive drag-and-drop interface, it's also easy to generate myriad new custom analytics that can be securely published and shared across your district.
At any point, the sample data in this app can be replaced with real data from your district's SIS by deploying and configuring IntePort's Ed-Fi Implementation Suite for Azure (see Moving to Production below) and then following the simple steps described here.
The Ed-Fi Alliance provides tremendously valuable K-12 data standards and technologies to enable interoperability across disparate systems (SIS, Assessment, etc.) and more holistic, student centric analytics. However, effectively implementing and supporting the technologies Ed-Fi provides and generating the analytics they enable still requires consider cloud and other technical expertise.
IntePort’s Ed-Fi Implementation Suite for Azure solution makes it simple for K-12 IT groups to deploy the full Ed-Fi technology stack for a single district or multiple districts in minutes – with no cloud or technical expertise required. That solution is available for immediate download on the Azure Marketplace here and includes a 30-day free-trial period.