The main issue is that schools have different systems for collecting and storing data. This makes it difficult for them to combine all of their information into one system that can be used by everyone in the school district.
Schools have a variety of pain points regarding data integration. Some of them include:
- Lack of resources to implement an integrated system
- Difficulty in understanding the benefits of an integrated system
- Difficulty in finding qualified vendors to implement their systems
Data integration is a major pain point for schools. It’s easy to see why schools have a lot of data to integrate and some school leaders don’t want to spend a lot of time doing so. They don’t want to spend money on something that could be done for free by an outside agency or consultant.
But when you look at the bigger picture, it becomes clear that this is an opportunity for schools to improve their student outcomes by making sure all their information is in one place and that’s where FCS comes in.
What Makes Data Integration Difficult?
Data integration is a difficult process to manage. It requires a lot of time, money, and effort to make sure that the data from school’s several applications are integrated properly. In addition, schools often have different kinds of data–such as student records, lessons, or teacher schedules that that they need to integrate with other applications.
Many schools have reported that they struggle with data integration because they don’t have enough resources or expertise in this area. For example, some schools can’t afford the cost of hiring someone who specializes in integrating multiple applications or someone who understands how to work with different types of data such as student records and teacher’s schedules.
The Importance of Data Interoperability
Data interoperability is critical for schools because it allows students and teachers to access the same information, no matter where they are in the world. This means that if students have access to a device at home, they can use it in school as well. The same goes for teachers, who may not have access to certain programs or curriculums on their own devices.
Moreover, data interoperability helps ensure that students are learning what they need to learn, not just what they want or need to learn. If students aren’t getting the right instruction, it’s important that school leaders fix that problem rather than letting them continue without proper instruction. It allows teachers and school leaders to track progress over time so they can see how well the students are doing in a class.
Data Interoperability Tool
FCS has developed a solution called Data Interoperability Tool which can end data silos. It allows schools and districts to integrate their School Information Systems (SIS) with other applications to maintain consistency of data and improve learning practices district wide.
Is your school still struggling with data integration? Check out how FCS can bring it all together for you to achieve seamless data integration. Our amazing team can help you achieve the path to true interoperability, leading towards happier and productive students and staff. Send us a message for a free consultation.