iPlatform training sessions to kick off
CONCORD, NH — Training sessions will kick off this month to help the public and targeted users navigate the New Hampshire Department of Education’s iPlatform data portal.
“This tool uses modern technology that allows individuals to easily access key indicators across all school districts in New Hampshire, including enrollment demographics, achievement trends, graduation rates, educator salaries and more,” said Frank Edelblut, commissioner of education. “We have harnessed all of the various data and made it transparent in an effort to start real, informed conversations about the state’s education system.”
The Department hopes that New Hampshire school administrators, educators, legislators, school board members and community members will take advantage of the variety of data and tools offered through the iPlatform portal. A series of informational webinars will take place in the next several weeks for anyone interested in learning more about iPlatform and its capabilities.
iPlatform has several components, including iReport and iExplore, which provide individual school profiles with enrollment numbers, student demographics, educator profiles, school environment details, financial information and college and career readiness data. The cost-per-pupil is also available, as well as suspension information and achievement data for math, English and science.
iPlatform was initially launched a few years ago, but was enhanced and expanded last year; the portal offers a set of interactive tools, as well as static data reports to assist with data-driven decision making across communities. Twelve training webinars on how to navigate iPlatform have been planned, starting on Jan. 19 and concluding on April 14.
• Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. for NHDOE staff
• Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. for all audiences
• Feb. 8 at 3:15 p.m. for LEAs grades K-8
• Feb. 9 at 3:15 p.m. for LEAs grades 9-12
• Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. for school board members
• Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. for state legislators
• March 15 at 1 p.m. for business administrators
• March 17 at 1 p.m. for researchers and media
• April 5 at 6 p.m. for parents
• April 6 at 3:15 p.m. for English learners
• April 12 at 3:15 p.m. for special education or IDEA
• April 14 at 3:15 p.m. for school counselors
Registration for the free webinars is available here.