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Non-Curricular Data Collection

There are a variety of ways that a school or district data system can gather data about the whole child, beyond test scores and course grades, in order to personalize education for each student. For example, the district’s learning management systems (LMS) can be used to collect information about the student to help teachers and administrators better understand each child’s needs. Tools such as an LMS can identify and monitor interventions and supports, in areas such as transportation, food needs, allergies and medical needs, counseling supports, etc., to create a culture of empathy, personalization, and student-centered structures. A well-managed and complete system provides educators, administrators, parents, and students with the full picture of individual student needs and guides effective interventions and supports.