Learning Analytics Collaborative

Visualizing Student Data to Support Learning

About the Collaborative

The Learning Analytics Collaborative is a partnership between educational researchers, data scientists, and visionary leaders from schools around the world urgently seeking to harness the power of Learning Analytics to analyze and share information about teaching and learning in ways that lead to better questions, deeper understandings, and more informed provisions and decisions for successful teaching, learning and living.

Visualizing DATA to support

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Reflection

Allow individual learners to reflect on their achievements

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Prediction

Seek predictors of what students require extra support

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Planning

Help teachers plan learning opportunities

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Improvement

Improve current courses or develop new curricula

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Decision Making

Take decisions on efficiency and effectiveness measures

Visual Data Engines

NWEA Measures of Academic Progress

ACER International Schools' Assessment

ERB Writing Assessment Program

IB Diploma

Literacy Assessments

Grades

Standards Based Grades

Student Feedback

Annual Climate Surveys

Predictive Modelling

High Achievers

Achievement Flows

Data for Differentiation

F&P Reading Assessments

PSEL Checklists

Classroom/Section Placements

Faculty Data Profiles

Student Data Profiles

Student Support Referrals

Technology Audits

Advisory Comments

Reflective Journals

Sentiment Analysis

Student Data Projects

Benefits

Secure

EU GDPR and US FERPA compliant. Your data is never shared between members or used to aggregate, compare or benchmark with other schools

Customized

A rigorously developed, customizable, and secure Learning Analytics platform (including instructions and developmental support)

Integrated

Integrates directly with your Student Information System, Google Apps and/or Drive and more...

Iterative

Forever Beta. Access to data scientists who build dynamic data visualizations for analyzing, sharing, and generating data informed questions and actions

Collaborative

Sensemaking of learning data across member schools and time, based on the sharing of insights and outcomes emerging from the use of the platform

Evolving

An evolving suite of researched and developed tools for assessing the effectiveness of data use in your own teaching and learning context

Testimonials

UNIS Hanoi has now been a member of the LAC for two years and in that time, it has enabled us to significantly enhance our meaningful use of data to impact student learning. Through the efforts and good thinking of our faculty led by our ES Principal, Ms. Megan Brazil, we have made use of the wonderful services provided by the LAC in visualizing the data in such a way so as to make it user friendly for faculty, parents and students. I encourage all schools to consider joining the LAC.

Dr. Chip Barder

Superintendent
UNIS-Hanoi

Having our school’s academic and learning data was only step one. Where the LAC excels and continues to shine is through consolidating all our data and then comparing and visualizing it to establish the narrative of “why” things happened. We’re now looking forward to taking the “why” and with the LAC, developing testable strategies to further enhance learning.

John Squier

Director of Digital Learning and IT
International School of Basel

Consilience has been a perfect partner in guiding and supporting us as we’ve begun to consolidate, leverage and turn our data into actionable intelligence. Kevin and Sujoy continually demonstrate the highest levels of professional competence and commitment to service.

Their clear and helpful online tutorials, professional personalized support, quick turnaround on questions and connections to experienced users enabled our learning analytics program to begin without a hitch, ahead of schedule.

Matt Brady

Director of Technology
Nishimachi International School

ASL's participation in the Learning Analytics Collaborative makes it possible for us to rethink how, where, and why we use student data. It allows us to significantly improve access to numerous data points and provides us with powerful visualization tools to generate data-driven questions and discussions. Our relationship with the LAC team has been one of real partnership and excellent support, they are responsive, easy to reach, and very open to our feedback.

Nadjib Aktouf

Director of Technology
American School of London

Schools are busy places, so we really appreciate the support from the Learning Analytics Collaborative team. It is like having your own data scientist, programmer, and data interpreter on your staff just when you need them. We are most helped when we interact with people in similar roles at other schools.

Jay Priebe

Director of IT
NIST, Bangkok

Member Schools

The American Community School of Abu Dhabi

The American Community School of Abu Dhabi is a co-educational day school governed by an elected board of parents and affiliated with the Office of Overseas Schools, United States Department of State. Located on a site donated by the late H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the school serves the American community as well as qualified students of other nationalities within the Abu Dhabi community.

Established in 1972, the school expanded from a pre-kindergarten through 9th grade program to a full college preparatory high school, phasing in an additional grade each year from 1990-1993. ACS graduated its first class of twelve seniors in May 1993. The current student enrollment at ACS is just over 1,000 students.

All high school students are enrolled in a rigorous American college preparatory curriculum in which English is the language of instruction. ACS Abu Dhabi is proud to be a relatively new IB Diploma School and the sixth cohort of 28 students graduated in June 2013. We currently have 34 seniors and 41 juniors enrolled in the full IB diploma program. Students enrolled in the IB program are expected to fulfill ACS graduation requirements as well as those requirements of the IB diploma.

In addition to our many IB course offerings, students may choose to take limited AP courses online through the Virtual High School program. Courses are offered that enable Muslim students to pass UAE graduation requirements. ACS also offers a comprehensive co-curricular activities program. A significant majority of ACS students participate in a multitude of our quality athletic, fine arts, and academic teams and organizations.

www.acs.sch.ae

American International School Chennai

Together we inspire a love of learning, empowering all students with the courage, confidence, creativity and compassion to make their unique contribution in a diverse and dynamic world.

The American International School - Chennai (AISC) was established in 1995 through a bilateral agreement between the Governments of the United States of America and India. AISC is an international learning community with English as the language of instruction.

We seek to emphasize the development of students' creativity, critical thinking, and collaborative skills. We embrace the notion that each student learns differently and we strive to engage the wide range of learning styles that pass through our gates and fill our classrooms every day.

aischennai.org

American School of Bombay

The American School of Bombay (ASB) was founded as an independent, coeducational day school in 1981. The school offers an educational program from early childhood through grade 12 for approximately 750 students representing over 50 nationalities. ASB serves the international and expatriate community of Mumbai and is recognized with full accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and The Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation.

While focusing on the development of the whole child, the school offers a college preparatory curriculum that awards graduates an American high school diploma and/or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. The school's curriculum is enhanced with a widely-recognized 1-to-1 program for all students in grades 1 through 12 which has been focusing on technological fluency from the earliest years since 2001.

www.asbindia.org

NIST International School

The first and only full, not-for-profit IB World School in Thailand, NIST International School was established in 1992 with the support of the United Nations. The school welcomes over 1,500 students of over 50 nationalities and provides all three International Baccalaureate programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). NIST is governed by the parent-elected NIST International School Foundation and is accredited through the Council of International Schools (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

www.nist.ac.th

The United Nations International School of Hanoi

The United Nations International School of Hanoi (UNIS Hanoi) is the first international school established in Vietnam, one of only two United Nations Schools in the world, the original IB World School in Asia, and the only not-for-profit school in Hanoi. Founded in 1988, UNIS Hanoi is a private, English language, coeducational day school which offers a programme from Discovery (age 3) through Grade 12 for its 1060 students, and is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the International Baccalaureate Organisation.

Our truly diverse student community of more than 60 nationalities, with more than 40 mother tongues spoken, learns on our purpose-built 23 acre campus with state-of-the-art facilities, including a one to one tablet programme from Grade 4.

UNIS Hanoi celebrates cultural diversity, harnessing the creativity and innovation that comes from bringing the world together on one campus - Learning to Inspire!

www.unishanoi.org

Zurich International School

Zurich International School is a leading, non-profit day school offering a comprehensive education program for students aged 2 to 18 in the greater Zurich area. Over 1,500 students from more than 55 countries attend one of the school's five campuses (Early Childhood Center in Kilchberg for students aged 2 to 5; Lower School Wadenswil Campus for students aged 5 to 11; Middle School Kilchberg Campus for students aged 11 to 14; Upper School Adliswil Campus for students aged 14 to 18).

Learn, Care, Challenge, Lead are the cornerstones of Zurich International School's Mission and Philosophy. They define the school's commitment to education as well as the aspirations it has for its students.

ZIS is the oldest accredited school in Switzerland, having been accredited since 1971. It is jointly accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

www.zis.ch

International School of Phnom Penh

Established in 1989, ISPP is Cambodia's first international school and it remains a top choice for education in South East Asia. For more than 25 years, we have encouraged and supported our students in achieving their full potential. Offering the International Baccalaureate curriculum across the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes, ISPP is a not-for-profit English language day school which enrolls students from Early Years to Grade 12. ISPP is accredited by the Council of International Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is fully authorized in all three IB programmes.

ISPP students are empowered to reach personal and academic excellence, and grow as responsible global citizens. Our quality educators, progressive curriculum and modern facilities provide the ideal environment to foster these qualities in over 870 students from nearly 50 nationalities.

www.ispp.edu.kh

International School Basel

In 1979, Janet Galli, an entrepreneurial American, founded International School Basel (ISB) with 15 students. Her vision for the creation of a local international school was the beginning of ISB as we know it today.

ISB is a not-for-profit, co-educational day school. The School provides an international education to the highest recognized academic standards and is committed to promoting learning, cultural awareness and international understanding as well as developing respect and appreciation for people of all nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds.

Since its inception, ISB has received welcome support from the local Swiss community and the growing industries within the region. The School continues to expand as the local industries' demand for international talent brings additional families from across the globe to the Basel region. The School benefits from - and at the same time provides - an invaluable service for the global community which calls Basel home.

www.isbasel.ch

The International School of Kuala Lumpur

Established in 1965, The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) is the first fully accredited international school in Malaysia and is home to more than 1,500 students from over 60 countries.

ISKL is a private and non-profit, parent-governed school accredited in the United States through the Council of International Schools (CIS), and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and internationally through the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IB), the first IB accredited school in Malaysia.

ISKL’s humble origin begins in an old palace on Jalan Maxwell in the Kenny Hill area, built in the 1920s by the Sultan of Selangor.

Under the tutelage of our first head of school, Robert Fendley, classes began in September, 1965 with 48 students, growing rapidly and doubling anticipated enrollment in its first year.

When the Malaysian government required the site, the Society for the International School of Kuala Lumpur was granted a 2.6ha parcel of land in Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama, Ampang Jaya. Operations at the new premises commenced in 1976.

In 1992, the Melawati campus opened to accommodate the Elementary School and the Ampang campus became the home of the Middle School and High School. In March 1995, the High School moved to a new wing of the Ampang campus.

Fully established in Malaysia for more than 50 years, we have provided not only academics, but social, emotional and moral development to our students and proudly nurtured over 1,000 IB Diploma graduates. Our alumni attend some of the world’s most prestigious universities becoming outstanding individuals in various organizations across the globe.

Over the years, ISKL has built its outstanding international reputation by balancing sound tradition for academic excellence with innovative approaches to teaching and learning. We nurture young minds with the spirit to succeed, preparing them for a lifelong journey of opportunities ahead of them with determination and confidence.

www.iskl.edu.my

Vienna International School

The Vienna International School (VIS) is a culturally-rich and vibrant learning community with over 1400 students representing more than 100 nationalities and 70 languages. The VIS delivers a truly international curriculum through the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP) of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), thus making the VIS one of only around 150 IB World Schools.

We aim for our students to be inquiring, inspired and involved lifelong learners in harmony with the ideals set out in the IB Learner Profile and the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Students are empowered by a nurturing and diverse learning community to be successful and responsible, so that they can achieve their potential in a changing world. In a 21st century context, we strive to develop students' sense of responsible citizenship in a digital age as well as mastery over the new tools of learning. Our Department of Digital Learning Integration works with teachers and students to develop ICT dispositions and skills in an integrated way as part of their other curricular subjects. To provide students and teachers with the access to technology needed to further develop these skills and to better support learning across the curriculum, we launched the Connected Learning Programme in 2015. As part of the programme, students in grades K-3 access school-owned iPads while students in grades 4-6 have their own MacBooks. In the following years the laptop component will be expanded up to grade 12.

We are greatly interested in how new technological tools enable transformation of pedagogical approaches and ultimately, what the overall impact on student learning and professional practise is.

www.vis.ac.at

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BANGKOK (ISB)

International School Bangkok (ISB) is an independent, non-profit, co-educational day school serving a community of over 60 nationalities from Pre-Kindergarten through to Grade 12. ISB runs an accredited (US) and challenging international curriculum driven by leading educational research and global best practice, incorporated into American and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma frameworks. ISB students attend colleges and universities all over the world including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Europe, Thailand, Japan, Korea and Australia. ISB meets the needs of its wonderfully diverse community through challenge and enrichment activities, various programs in athletics and the arts, mother tongue and world language programs, an inclusive approach, and an exceptional range of courses and activities. ISB prepares students to become leaders in meeting the ever-changing needs of the world and equips them with the knowledge and skills to become caring, global citizens.

Located in a safe and beautiful community of Bangkok, ISB's 15-hectare campus houses world-leading facilities purpose built to cater for the multitude of subjects and activities on offer for students. These include 2 state-of-the-art theatres, studios and rooms for all areas of the arts, 12 tennis courts, 2 swimming pools, rugby and soccer fields, baseball fields, an international standard running track, fully-equipped science and design labs, and innovative libraries and learning spaces, with cutting-edge technology integrated across the school.

www.isb.ac.th

The American School in London

The American School in London is a non-profit, independent, Kindergarten through Grade 12 school, founded in 1951, which offers a singular opportunity to students—an American curriculum delivered by a first-rate faculty in one of the great cultural centers in the world. Our student body of 1,350 represents more 70 nationalities with 50-plus languages spoken at home in addition to English.

The School’s mission is to develop the intellect and character of each student by providing an outstanding American education with a global perspective.

Our curriculum offers the challenge of high expectations, the excitement of engaging learning experiences, and the support of a caring community. And at ASL, our students, teachers, parents, staff and friends come together to create an extended, yet focused “family.” Together, we form a dynamic caring community that steers the individual progress of each student.

Our students take full advantage of London as a classroom, participating actively in its vibrant historical, artistic and cultural venues. At the threshold of continental Europe, we introduce our students to the background and experiences that will create the international citizens of tomorrow.

The energy and diversity within the school community is a driving force in our students’ personal development. Shaped by our dedicated faculty, the dynamic school environment acts as a catalyst for achievement. Innovation and individualism are celebrated, just as outstanding academic success is applauded.

Nurturing the unique talents and particular needs of each student age 4 to 18, we develop spirited, independent individuals who will embrace learning and future challenges with confidence.

www.asl.org

University of Toronto Schools

Walk through the doors of UTS and you step into a storied and historic institution that is also alive with energy, innovation, and creativity. We offer high-achieving students a truly transformative experience where they thrive in a community of engaged peers and are nurtured by a team of stellar specialist educators.

We place intellectual enquiry, creativity, and breadth and depth of learning at the heart of our program along with an emphasis on wellness, physical activity and community involvement. Merit-based admission and financial accessibility are cornerstones of the UTS philosophy. Through our bursary program we work to ensure that financial limitations do not present a barrier to entry and that any child who is qualified to attend, can do so.

www.utschools.ca

THE American Iinternational School Of Bucharest

AISB engages learners in a rigorous and balanced international education, prepares them to realize their full potential, and inspires them to be successful and responsible global citizens.

We are a not-for-profit, co-educational, day school governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of parents, alumni, and US Embassy officials. Established in 1962 by the US Embassy in Romania, the school has grown tremendously over the last fifty years and now operates on a purpose-built, state-of-the-art ,10-hectare campus serving 950 students of 60 nationalities.

We are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council of International Schools and are authorized by the International Baccalaureate to offer their programs to students between EC2 through Grade 12.

We offer students the best of the American and International educational traditions, as well as the benefits of access to the rich culture and heritage of Romania. A rigorous curriculum, based on the International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Programs, prepares students for success in universities worldwide.

The school provides a safe learning environment that enables critical thinking and risk taking, engendering a love of learning. An emphasis upon inquiry, teamwork, mutual respect, and collaboration is balanced by sensitivity to the needs of individuals and to their varying learning styles.

AISB promotes a healthy and well-balanced perspective on life in its mix of curricular and co-curricular activities, with programs that reach beyond the classroom into the community. We are committed to preparing students for a life of responsible world citizenship who are able to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex twenty first century.

www.aisb.ro

The American School in Japan

The American School in Japan is Tokyo’s oldest (founded in 1902) and largest international school serving grades nursery through 12. ASIJ provides a college-prep curriculum that is enriched by high-quality facilities, curricular innovation, talented faculty and staff, a broad range of activities and athletics, and an engaged parent community.

Our mission is: “developing compassionate, inquisitive learners prepared for global responsibility.” Diverse curricular and co-curricular programs at both our Early Learning Center and Chofu campuses offer opportunities for students at all levels to pursue their passions and develop empathy through design thinking approaches to problem-solving.

With a highly qualified faculty of over 150, and over 1,660 students from over 45 nations, ASIJ is a defining moment in our students’ lives, becoming their lifelong home, worldwide network and ongoing inspiration.

www.asij.ac.jp

The International School of Turin

The International School of Turin (IST) is an independent, non-denominational, co-educational day School that strives to provide quality education, from Nursery through Grade 12, for students from both the international and local communities of Turin. Enrolment of more than 500 hundred students representing 50 nationalities enjoy a beautiful campus nestled in the hills of Turin.

The School’s mission is to create self-motivated, independent, life-long learners, who are well prepared to go on to higher levels of education, and to meet the challenges posed and take full advantage of the opportunities offered by a constantly changing and more interdependent world. Toward these ends, IST’s three International Baccalaureate programmes (PYP, MYP and DP) provide a continuous learning programme that focusses on inquiry, reflection, critical thinking, effective communication and international mindedness, to help students derive full enjoyment of the world’s rich human and cultural resources, and to develop healthy minds and bodies.

www.isturin.it

Hong Kong Academy

HKA is a lead international school with a personal, individualised approach to education and an engaged, close-knit community. With over 640 students, HKA offers an exciting Early Childhood Programme for 3 and 4 year olds and the International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes for students from Kindergarten through Grade 12.

As our mission statement makes clear, the HKA educational experience centres around five fundamentals:

  • Rigorous international education
  • Pathways to individual excellence
  • Captivating learning environment
  • Dynamic community of learners
  • Educational leadership

HKA expresses these fundamentals in a progressive, inclusive educational model that believes that members of the community – students, faculty, staff, and families – bring a unique set of talents and strengths to the school. Regardless of what those talents may be, they are all valued and celebrated.

hkacademy.edu.hk

Nishimachi International School

Located in the embassy district of central Tokyo, Nishimachi is a leading international school with an inquiry based approach to learning. A rich Japanese language and cultural program is one of the cornerstones of the Nishimachi experience. It is a vibrant community with strong connections to parents and alumni.

The school’s mission is to develop learners who are curious, creative, and reflective thinkers. Nishimachi graduates will be well prepared to meet the challenges posed by a constantly changing and more interdependent world.

As our mission statement- “the Nishimachi Graduate 2030” - makes clear, we are seeking to develop students who take initiative, are global in their thinking, and show leadership at all levels. Our program is centred around six main principles of learning. Through these principles, we aim to develop graduates who:

  • act ethically
  • make connections
  • think innovatively
  • pursue inquiry
  • accept challenges
  • take ownership

We provide an American and international curriculum driven by leading educational research and high standards. We are accredited through the Council of International Schools (CIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and affiliated with the Office of Overseas Schools, United States Department of State.

We are greatly interested in the concept of maximizing learning, in three domains- student achievement, student attitudes, and student approaches to learning. This concept is underpinned by an extensive staff learning program.

www.nishimachi.ac.jp

Frankfurt International School

As one of the oldest international schools in Europe – and the largest in Germany – Frankfurt International School (FIS) provides its students and their families with a World of Opportunities through rigorous academics, performing and visual arts opportunities, and a strong athletics program, to name just a few. Founded in 1961, FIS offers a dynamic educational program to fit the individual needs of each of its approximately 1,800 students who range from age 3 to Grade 12, and represent more than 50 different nationalities.

The school’s teaching and learning practices are rooted in the International Baccalaureate Programme (IB), helping students make connections across academic disciplines and challenging them to achieve their highest potential as individuals – and as caring, ethical and adaptable global citizens. Our ever-changing world requires intellectual dexterity, independent thinking, unflagging curiosity, social responsibility and uncompromising character, and FIS is deeply committed to ensuring its students are so prepared.

FIS also prides itself on being a family-oriented school where parents know that they are not only welcomed, but highly valued and well integrated into the school’s community. Shared experiences among all FIS’s community members help to create life-long friendships and a deep connection to the school.

FIS is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and is also a founding member of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The school is a member of the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) and the Association for German International Schools (AGIS).

www.fis.edu

Upper Canada College

Upper Canada College is recognized nationally and globally as one of North America’s foremost boys’ schools, located in central Toronto, Ontario. Educating tomorrow’s leaders since 1829, UCC is an International Baccalaureate World School for 1,169 students in Senior Kindergarten through Year 12, including 88 boarders. With 100 percent university placement, UCC offers award-winning faculty and cutting-edge facilities, including a twin-pad arena complex. Its global network of alumni is close to 10,000 and includes politicians, Olympians and world-renowned innovators in every field. With an $100-million endowment fund we’re committed to ensuring 20 percent of students receive financial assistance annually.

www.ucc.on.ca

Sign Up

The Learning Analytics Collaborative is seeking partners who wish to take an active role in applying, researching, and developing learning analytics and data visualizations to transform teaching and learning. We seek members who are determined to maximize student learning, are invested in data informed decision making and who are active collaborators that participate, contribute, and share to create, develop, and apply ideas for using data in schools.

Members are required to commit to a two-year membership term, to establish a learning analytics team at your school consisting of members of school level leadership and teachers and to gather feedback on data visualizations from all user communities. Each school's team leader will participate in regular sharing of their data analytics explorations, practices, impacts, and support within the collaborative.