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Gloucester schools adopt online student data warehouse

Teachers in Gloucester County Public Schools will have a new tool at hand when they return to their classrooms this fall. Last week, school division assessment director Lora Price and software development coordinator Dan Holloway unveiled a new student data warehouse that will change the way teachers access student background information.

In the past, teachers had to go to a file cabinet to research a student’s SOL scores, other academic records or results of their diagnostic tests. Now all of that information, including student demographics, attendance and discipline records, will be online at one site and easily accessed by teachers from their computers.

The data bank was created as a web application, Price explained, so it does not require the installation of software on individual computers. It can also be easily updated and maintained.

Price demonstrated the ease of using the data warehouse for the Gloucester School Board during its special meeting last Thursday. Wit...

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