Thespis Media/4t Nox uses a proprietary database system that generates an easy-to-use standards-based report for each individual learner. This Real-Time report has two purposes:
- Provide instant feedback so teachers can assess, remediate when necessary, and reassess in a timely and efficient manner. This on-demand knowledge of student progress helps teachers address problems before it is too late.
- Improve recordkeeping so end-of-course evaluation can result in more focused plan of action for improving weak areas of instruction and recognizing those areas of strength.
Just as we do not expect data analysts to be master teachers, we do not expect teachers to be crack data mining analysts. However, it is essential to an excellent education environment that teachers have the ability to simply and quickly view relevant data which flags student needs and areas of instruction requiring improvement. By providing this student/class data in real time, and presenting it in a way that is easy to interpret, those students who need help will get it when it can be most impactful.
Collecting a lot of data isn’t useful if it is too complex to decipher or too late to take action upon. Data on its own does not make teachers’ lives better or improve student outcomes, but pertinent, timely, easy-to-assess, applicable data can make a world of difference in a classroom, and more importantly, to the success of an individual student.
4t Nox’ current system helps personal finance teachers to act upon real-time data; our proprietary development system – an advanced learning management system and a dynamic custom assessment solution for most teachers in most subjects in any district - will be a powerful product addition that brings deep-dive data analytics into the hands of master teachers.