New Student Information System
RSU 64 has partnered with Tyler Technologies to facilitate the delivery of up-to-date and timely information on student demographics and learning progress. As we implement proficiency-based instructional and assessment strategies in our classrooms, Tyler Technologies will provide a comprehensive communication tool for students, teachers, and parents about student learning. The system will also track student proficiency in meeting State standards over time, thus ensuring a comprehensive view of a student’s learning as they prepare for a proficiency-based diploma upon graduation. Much like Infinite Campus, teachers and administrators will use Tyler Technologies to communicate assignments and to report grades.
The student and parent portal features of this system will be opened in late September after teachers and administrators have had an opportunity to enter data.
Login information will be generated for each student PreK-12. Please look for this information to come to you through your student’s school office.
Reporting Student Learning
Within education, there are multiple ways schools can report student learning. The online portal will be one communication tool used by RSU 64. Other tools will include report cards, phone and email communication with parents, parent-teacher conferences, etc. As we transition to a proficiency-based system of learning across the District, we have continued to learn and grow in our skills and knowledge in reference to how we communicate what it is we want students to know and be able to do, how we know when they do, and what to do when students don’t learn.
We know from our learning that judgment of student learning based upon developed criteria focused on common standards, and that is consistent from classroom to classroom, is a greater indication of a student’s learning than the assignment of a grade based on a 100 point scale averaged score.
The Tyler Technologies student information system will allow us to report out in more than one way. In some cases, you will see a 100 point averaged score for assignments and units of study. You may also see learning reported via a performance level ranging from 1 through 4. In the second scenario, the performance level score is reflective of the scoring criteria that teachers have developed for all student learning evidence.
One student’s work is not being compared to other students’ work rather, the student’s work is being compared to scoring criteria related to a standard. You will also see information relative to formative and summative assessments. Formative assessment information is information that is collected so that it can inform the teacher and student of what kind of instruction and learning needs to take place next. Summative assessment information is collected to determine what has been learned at the end of an instructional phase.
Both kinds of assessment are necessary for continued student learning and growth, with slightly different purposes.