Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 20, 2011
The U.S. Virgin Islands NCLB Report Card Application, designed and developed by Choice Solutions Inc., has launched and as a result the State’s Education System is poised for positive change. The application automates the creation of federally mandated NCLB Report Cards as well as the Report Card review process, all through an online, easy-to-use, point-and-click interface.
Fueled by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, nearly every educational reform program now includes an accountability component that relies upon precise information. Given the overwhelming amount of data that must be collected and reported in the Report Card process, States face significant problems pertaining to data quality, storage, and transmission. With determinations of whether or not schools, districts, and SEAs display adequate yearly progress (AYP) reliant upon their student achievement data, it has never been more important for State and local data systems and reporting processes to produce accurate, reliable information.
“Federal reporting is impossible without clean data, partnering with Choice to develop this application brought to the forefront many of our data issues and has been an impetus in cleaning the data within our Education System.” Randolph Thomas, Director of Planning, Research and Evaluation: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education.
Choice Solution’s NCLB Report Card Application provides the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education (U.S. VI DOE) with the technical infrastructure required to produce quality student achievement data. It serves as a major step towards the development of a robust and extensible enterprise data system. Information collection, processing, and reporting, all previously executed manually, are now fully automated and transmission is handled electronically. Above and beyond accurate data, the U.S. VI DOE will experience significant cost savings due to the elimination of the time consuming and costly processes of the past.
The most immediate and notable effect the NCLB Report Card Application has had on the US VI Education System has been the undeniable increase in administrative engagement with student achievement data. The application has brought a sense of transparency, interaction and commune between the State and the districts/schools within. Their confidence bolstered by reliable, readily available figures, Principals across the U.S. VI have already shown an increased interest in utilizing the information for educational improvement. “We’ve never seen this level of engagement in student achievement data from our Principals before. I think the access and presentation method delivered through Choice’s application is effective and has been the cause of that. This newfound interest we’ve seen from our Principals will have a positive effect on performance in our schools.” Randolph Thomas, Director of Planning, Research and Evaluation: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education.
To learn more about Choice Solutions Inc. and what they can do for your State’s Education System, visit www dot ChoiceP20 dot com or call 1-508-229-0044 today.
About Choice Solutions Inc.
Choice Solutions is an end-to-end global Enterprise IT Service and Solutions provider focusing on answers for Education that meet the needs of today while planning for the challenges of tomorrow.
Founded with a vision of partnering State and local agencies, Choice Solutions offers a holistic approach to moving and delivering Education information and services to the proper stakeholders.
Choice Solutions boasts over 10 years of Education information systems experience in local, state, and federal arenas, and has grown this company as the premier leader when the need for enterprise caliber implementations and services arise. Engaged with over 12 state departments of Education and countless districts and regions, Choice Solutions and its national group of strategic partners bring the knowledge, passion, and skills essential to drive success in the business of teaching and learning.