Why Now is the Best Time to Revise Your LCAP for next year!

by Jennifer Reyes, Ed.D., Educational Support Services Manager October 2, 2018 California charter schools, think back to your experience updating your 17-18 LCAP.  Did you feel overwhelmed by too many goals and metrics?  Outdated actions and services?  Unclear budgeted expenditures?  Lack of available data for any of the sections?  If you experienced any of these frustrations, now is a great … Read More

CALPADS Update for CA Charter Schools

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By Gerald Cockrell, Data and Categorical Program Specialist September 19, 2018 For California charter schools, it can be hard to stay on top of all the changes to CALPADS. Use the list below as an easy checklist to make sure your school isn’t forgetting anything this year. Check out our previous CALPADS post to see our list of the most … Read More

We Need Proof: Capture & Demonstrate Student Performance across a Data Spectrum

by Annice Weinstein, Senior Manager, Assessment Data and Analysis  May 23, 2018 With so much going on at your charter school on a day-to-day basis, it can be difficult to remember what data your staff needs to track throughout the year. This data is necessary to stay on top of accountability requirements and be able to demonstrate student performance to your … Read More

Get Your School’s Performance Data Renewal Ready!

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By Annice Weinstein, Senior Manager, Assessment Data & Analysis December 14, 2017 Charter renewal is a very time intensive process, and it can be even more demanding if you haven’t already collected the necessary performance data. The following three steps will set you up to have your data ready when the time comes to start working on your renewal petition, … Read More

Keep Calm and Review Your CALPADS Reports!

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By Gerald Cockrell, Data and Categorical Program Specialist November 13, 2017 Given the large amount of data reported for CALPADS Fall I, and the multitude of certification reports available, it can be difficult to determine which data are the most important and where to find them!  To help ease the frustration, we’ve created a list of the most important reports … Read More

Introducing EdTec + IO Education

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July 20, 2017 EdTec is excited to announce its new partnership with IO Education, a nationwide leader in the education technology industry on a mission to empower educators with data to improve educational outcomes. As part of the partnership, EdTec will provide clients with access to two new, cutting-edge assessment management systems, along with EdTec’s top notch, charter-specific technical support services, all … Read More

HELP! I need a Student Information System! Practical Considerations for Today’s Charter School Leaders

By Chris Lim, Director of Data Management, EdTec Inc. Originally published April 2013 In the current educational climate, it’s essential that a school has the ability to track, organize and report on its data. From managing day-to-day operations to meeting various reporting requirements, it has become virtually impossible to run a school effectively without an efficient data management system in … Read More