Friday, August 10, 2012

EDW Updates

The 2012 preliminary Math and Science results are now in the EDW. If you haven’t been in the EDW for awhile, here are a few new things to note:
  • There is an “EDW Home” tab which contains information about recent updates and improvements as well as what's coming soon to the EDW. 
  • All of the reports from the “old” EDW have been migrated to the new EDW 3.0. Please note that although the link is still available from the security portal, the old EDW is no longer being updated and will be retired in October.
  • The Test Item Analysis reports now have the option to map the test items to EITHER the old or new curriculum frameworks for Math and ELA. 
  • There is a "Super" student profile report which provides SIMS, attendance, course, MCAS, and CD status information for any selected student.
  • There are several new classroom-level reports which utilize SCS data for a given instructional group (classroom, course section, etc.) These reports are only available to users who have been assigned the "DW-Evaluator" role. ESE has developed guidance around assigning this role to EDW users which they will post on the EDW home page shortly. (Watch for a more detailed blog post once this guidance document is available online.)
If you feel rusty on maneuvering in the EDW, check out this one-page tip sheet and/or register for an EDW training.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

EDW Fall Trainings

The Greater Boston District and School Assistance Center is offering the following workshops this fall, focused on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Education Data Warehouse (EDW). These workshops are designed to support your continuous efforts to effectively use data to improve student learning and achievement. Additional dates will be added if there is enough interest.

Introduction to the Education Data Warehouse: This workshop will focus on the basic functionality of the EDW and explore the various MCAS and MEPA reports available in the tool. The workshop is appropriate for district and school administrators, and grade-level or data team leaders. 3 hours.

Education Data Warehouse Advanced: This workshop will build on the Introduction course with a focus on the data cube functionality. A data cube is a “multi-dimensional” view of the data that can be customized in many different ways. Participants will learn how to manipulate the EDW MCS data cubes and save “cube views” for future analysis. 3 hours.

NOTE: In each workshop, participants will have an opportunity to work with their own school/district data. In order to do so, participants should have a username and password for the DESE Security Portal AND the appropriate security role assigned prior to coming to the workshop.

Cost:                NO COST. Provided by the Greater Boston District and School Assistance Center.

Location:        Shore Educational Collaborative, 100 Revere Beach Parkway, Chelsea MA 02150.

Registration: To register, send an email to Each workshop has a “Priority Registration” date for Level 3 Districts. After this date, registration will open to all Greater Boston Districts. See table below for dates.

Priority Registration Date for Level 3 Districts
Introduction to the EDW
Thurs Sept 27, 9am-Noon
Fri Sept 14th
EDW Advanced
Wed Oct 3, 9am-Noon
Fri Sept 21st
Introduction to the EDW
Tues Oct 16, 9am-Noon
Fri Sept 28th