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DART System: Data Analysis and Reporting Tool SystemBering Strait School District launched its Data Analysis and Reporting Toolkit Project Information in August of 2006. The original version included unique, standards-based tracking features, and linked both individual and group learning needs to educational resources here. DART is an Open Source software tool for the tracking and analysis of student progress on any set of standards.
The current version fully replaces the district's use fo the proprietary PowerSchool system, and is a complete student information system (SIS). Among the new features are attendance and discipline tracking, a dashboard area, testing data, special programs information tracking, and preset exports for state and federal reporting, a school improvement planning module (SIP), Success For All (SFA) management module, transcript printing and conversion.
The district is just finishing its first quarter of beta testing, and new code will soon be posted to:
DART is unlike other gradebook or student information systems since it is completely learner-centered, not tied to staff or school schedules, and provides a intuitive interface for tracking standards. It also shows how those standards relate to other data collected by our organization.
Because DART links relative student weaknesses directly to instructional resources and Open Content curriclum on this wiki, it closes the loop between standards monitoring and instructional planning. Students, teachers and administrators can all view their individual, group or building status on standards progress, and plan for meaningful instruction.
The DART System was jointly developed by BSSD's Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Technology Departments.
DART is an Open Source software package that will run on any Linux-based server running the Linux / Apache / MySQL / PHP configuration for web services. DART is free like a puppy! There is no charge for the software, but support is provided by the user community, not BSSD.
DART Demo Site - http://dartdemo.bssd.org/
DART Demo Access Information -Access to DART Demo
DART Support Materials - Wiki-based DART Support
Want to Learn More About DART?
Some New DART Modules that are up and running - Check them out here...
DART SFA Module-SFA DART
DART SIP (School Improvement Plan) Module -SIP DART
Staff Development Opportunities and Processes
- If you are interested in attending a workshop or conference that the district is NOT sending a team to, please visit this site for the process to do so.
August Trainings (Returning)
August Trainings (New)
Other In-House Training Opportunities
October Ed Conference
Several times a year the BSSD Leadership Team - site principals, assistant principals, program staff - meet to collaborate, problem solve and brainstorm solutions to issues facing our district.
Podcasts available to download
By clicking on the link below, iTunes will automatically launch on your computer and subscribe you to the available podcasts that have been posted to the iTunes music store.
Some of the podcasts do require a password to view the attached pdf file. This is in place due to the use of some copyrighted materials from the SFA Foundation. If you are a BSSD employee, please send an email to Kim Johnson at email@example.com requesting the necessary password. Your onsite reading facilitator will also have a copy of these passwords.