In my EDL 680 course, which is Introduction to Enterprise Architecture, we are reading several pieces of information and research on enterprise architecture and frameworks. This particular week we focused our efforts and learning on data and data standards. As usual, a very timely topic to relate back to AAS.
There are numerous agencies and organizations which require data, and internal uses for this information as well. At the state and federal level, this data is sometimes used for funding decisions and norms tracking. We collect data to report on our progress with our Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAPs), and to share with our governing and oversight organizations, such as our Board of Directors and charter authorizing districts.
AAS started collecting another set of data this year through our partnership with i-Ready. We are testing our scholars as they return/start the school year, and at two (2) additional points throughout the year. The goal is to assist with personalized instruction and support, see where our scholars are and provide additional assistance if necessary to help them be successful in our virtual program.
As our vision states, we are working to "create a collaborative virtual learning community, inspiring scholars to appreciate the ways in which arts and sciences nurture a curiosity for life-long learning, and prepare scholars to take responsibility for their future success." These test scores and data pieces are a means to do just that, help prepare our scholars to be successful in whatever they choose to do once they graduate from AAS with their high school diploma.
J.J. Lewis - a blog sharing the journey throughout SDSU's MA.EL. program.