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Richmond Public Schools Uses Its SIS as a Data-Driven Education Initiative

Published: 29 April 2013

ID: G00236616

Analyst(s): Ivy I. Anderson, William Rust, Shawnte T Holland, RB Alhambra


Richmond Public Schools in Virginia is embarking on the path of data-driven decision making after replacing a homegrown system with a new student information system. The execution of Richmond's initiative provides valuable lessons for school districts interested in launching similar projects.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Pace the Implementation to Match the Capacity of the User Community to Accept Change
  • Rightsize Implementation Help
  • Use Lessons Learned to Make Project Adjustments
  • Work With Other Education Agencies to Leverage IT Solutions
  • Bottom Line

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