Data mining is the process by which information is drawn from a collection of integrated and aggregated student and administrative data stored in what is usually termed a “data warehouse.” As schools and districts strive to fulfill the requirements set by the No Child Left Behind Act, they are rapidly learning that data mining abilities are crucial in meeting these challenges.
Chancery student management solutions include the market’s most robust and comprehensive student information database. The depth and breadth of the student data collected by Chancery SMS™ make it the ideal data warehouse—already built in to Chancery solutions.
Chancery helps customers use data mining to maximize the value of their student data in two ways.
First, the powerful report development and writing capabilities of the Chancery SMS can be used to correlate and present predefined patterns that are known or suspected by the customer to be key indicators of an opportunity or challenge. Chancery custom data management training and services can be used to prepare virtually unlimited specialized report templates that highlight issues of interest to the decision maker.
Secondly, Chancery Data Miner™, a dramatically enhanced version of this technology, uses a multidimensional, dynamic, and interactive approach for more investigative data mining. This application seeks out patterns within the information. These patterns can assist customers by detecting meaningful data relationships that offer additional perspective and insight to assist administrators in funding applications and decision-making.
Chancery Data Miner and Data Mining Services empower users to realize the untapped decision-making support information inside their Chancery SMS, helping them understand and apply their data like never before and better meet No Child Left Behind requirements. Customers can make better-informed, data-driven decisions based on a deeper understanding and application of the interrelationships that exist between the diverse types of information housed within their student information system.
The Chancery Advantage
Chancery SMS delivers by far the most robust and comprehensive student information database available in the K-12 education market. The better and more complete the data warehouse, the greater the opportunity for broader, deeper, and richer data mining.
Uses real-time, original, reliable data. This eliminates the costs and risks of double data-entry and the need to maintain an expensive separate data warehouse.
Maintains the highest levels of data security because student data is retained inside the existing secure student information system, not exported to or downloaded by a third party or outside data center.
Gives customers a single source for information and queries, through Chancery Data Mining Services.
Operates seamlessly with the information in your Chancery SMS.
Offers customers the benefits of Chancery’s experience, unmatched industry knowledge,For more information on and single-minded dedication to student information management. Customers have been successfully mining Chancery solutions for decision support information for more than 15 years.
Provides a web-based service integrated within a Chancery SMS.
Incorporates advanced online analytical processing (OLAP) tools and an OLAP “cube” that uses pivot tables to analyze factors such as grade, class, and student demographics against other factors, such as lunch status and assessment data.
Reveals data correlations, uncovering hidden patterns in student data.
Uses demographic variables to compare and evaluate student performance from a wide variety of views.
Can be strengthened by Chancery Data Mining Services, which can be obtained to develop custom cubes to address specific customer needs and deal with unique analytical challenges.
Equips administrators with a scalable tool that can be used for both district-wide and school-specific analysis.
Protects your data with the highest levels of security.
Employs easy-to-use drag-and-drop features that can be used to manipulate, sort, and compare data elements.
Offers optional analytical and decision-support services that can enhance data mining within an existing Chancery SMS using bundles of available resources, such as Microsoft SQL and Crystal Reports.
Provides access to Custom Data Management training, services, and additional consulting, including:
Chancery Data Mining and analysis
Data warehouse consulting and data mapping
On- and off-site consulting services
Student segmentation analysis
Data-based strategic planning services
Enables administrators to make better data-driven decisions with more confidence and a more thorough understanding and appreciation of the variables affecting student performance.
Helps administrators source funding and meet the reporting requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act with real-time information.
Makes decision support information available faster, easier, and at a lower cost.
Provides a user-friendly tool that meets the needs of today’s districts without unnecessary complexity or costly external data warehouses.
Maximizes the value of the student information already collected to provide additional insights to enhance student performance.