The Greater Southern Tier Board of Cooperative Education Services (GST BOCES) has released CohortTracker™ to fourteen school districts within its region. CohortTracker™, developed by Decision Mechanics and Prism Decision Systems, is an early warning system for identifying students who may be in danger of failing to graduate.
Students’ progress is assessed using an algorithm that takes into account:
- academic achievement
These metrics are transformed into a visual “traffic light” risk indicator, allow guidence councillors and teachers to identify the need for interventions.
According to Steve Manning, Manager of Computer Services for GST BOCES,
We are very pleased to have gone live with CohortTracker™. The app is simple, user friendly and extremely effective. School principals and guidance counselors will find this early warning system to be a valuable new tool for tracking and managing their students to successful, on-time graduation.
GST BOCES will now turn its attention toward statewide rollout. "We hope to have the app available to all New York State BOCES Regional Information Centers before the end of this school year.", Manning said.
CohortTracker™ can now be licensed to other US states (and other countries) through Prism Decision Systems, LLC.
The application was developed in ASP.NET MVC 3, using a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 data repository. Student data can be imported from other SQL Server databases or via CohortML XML documents.
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