What does DATAG stand for?

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  During the summer when eScholar is preparing for the annual DATAG Summer Conference I often get the question “What does DATAG stand for?”. It’s both a simple and complex question. The simple answer is that DATAG stands for Data Analysis Technical Assistance Group. However, the answer to the question, what does DATAG stand for,  … Read more

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How is eScholar Implementing the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS)?

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In education, the majority education agencies and vendors rely and implement the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) to use a common language for disparate data applications. At eScholar, we’ve not only been advocates of CEDS, but we’ve been implementing them since version 1 and even earlier with the NCES Student Data Handbooks. But what exactly does this mean  … Read more

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An Overview of the 2015 SLDS Grants

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Since 2005, the Statewide Longitudinal Data System Grant Program has been assisting states with data-informed decision making. States started creating their statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDS) in order to understand what works and what doesn’t work with their policies and programs. Many states support their districts with funding for programs such as response to intervention  … Read more

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eScholar and the Student Privacy Pledge

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Recently, eScholar signed the Student Privacy Pledge, an initiative to increase educational technology transparency and detail ongoing education data industry practices. We’re pleased to be a signatory of this Pledge but we understand that we have to go beyond the Pledge to meet the unique needs of each of our customers. Shawn Bay founded eScholar  … Read more

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Let’s Be Problem Solvers at SXSWedu 2015

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SXSWedu is one of education’s largest gatherings with the stated purpose of “fostering innovation by hosting a diverse and energetic community.” They do a pretty good job at this, but after attending the conference these past two years, I’ve always felt like there was something missing. The majority of sessions at SXSWedu follow a standard  … Read more

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Announcing the Winners of Goals Matter!

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When I was a teacher, I loved learning about my students’ goals and seeing how they worked to achieve them over the course of the school year. This year, the eScholar contest provided us with that insight, except instead of learning about student goals over the course of a year, we learned about the goals  … Read more

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Education Datapalooza 2014

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Last week eScholar had the privilege of attending the 2014 Education Datapalooza, hosted by the White House and the US Education Department (USED). Unfortunately I came down with the flu at the last minute, but eScholar Product Marketing Manager Elissa Seto was able to attend. Below is her reflection on the event. Personalizing the Route  … Read more

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