Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Where is my Data Warehouse link???

Sometime in the next month, you may be wondering what happened to your Data Warehouse link in the security portal. Fear not, it’s still available! But it will be within “Edwin Analytics”. Read on to learn more about Edwin, the new Massachusetts teaching and learning platform that ESE will begin rolling out over the next few months.

Edwin has two major components: Edwin Analytics and Edwin Teaching and Learning.

1. Edwin Analytics will be a suite of analysis tools, available through the security portal, including the Early Warning Indicator System (EWIS) reports, Postsecondary Readiness and Success reports, and the EDW. In this first release, there will be new EWIS reports and Postsecondary reports, but only minor changes for EDW users. The biggest change for EDW users will be the security portal link to pick. Look for Edwin Analytics instead of Data Warehouse—it will go to the Data Warehouse location! EDW will have some more major user interface changes and additional tools in the spring (eventually with teacher-level access to reports!)

2. Edwin Teaching & Learning will provide online curriculum and assessment tools for educators aligned to the 2011 MA Curriculum Frameworks in English Language Arts and Literacy and Mathematics, which incorporate the Common Core State Standards. Massachusetts is developing the instructional improvement system (IIS) with Ohio and recently announced Thinkgate as the selected vendor to develop the system.

To learn more, visit the above sites, and/or register to participate in one of three ESE "Get to Know Edwin" webinars (Jan 16th 12noon, Jan 17th 10am and 3pm).