Hamilton City Schools selected to pilot online learning and data system | News
HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Hamilton City Schools is one of 10 districts and community schools in Ohio to pilot a new state-of-the-art instructional improvement system (IIS) that allows teachers to store and analyze student achievement data.
Hamilton was the only school district in Southwest Ohio to be chosen.
“It has never been more important for educators to use modern technology to give students customized learning options based upon real data that identifies student needs,” said Michael Sawyers, acting superintendent of public instruction. “We appreciate the Hamilton City Schools agreeing to help us in creating a statewide instructional improvement system that is truly the beginning of a new era in Ohio education.”
The IIS will enable teachers to accelerate and personalize the education experience by providing the following features:
· Online access to curriculum and standards;
· Curriculum customization;
· Easy to use paper, online and clicker test administration options that teachers can use to determine what progress students have made and in what areas they need help; and
· A portfolio of every student’s work.
Pilot participants are a cross section of Ohio’s schools based on size, location, type of school and type of student information systems already being used. The district will work closely with ODE and IIS developer Thinkgate, LLC to ensure the system meets core state requirements and works well with other state and local information systems before it is rolled out to other districts.