Gartner Research

Use Big Data to Fuel Big Change in K-12 Education in 2015

Published: 03 February 2015

ID: G00274308

Analyst(s): Kelly Calhoun Williams


The expanding ecosystem for educational data will pressure K-12 CIOs to access, organize and distill disparate data in a way that enables educators to find, interpret and help the data create meaningful impact in the classroom.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The exponential growth of data volume, velocity and variety in K-12 organizations is creating an urgent need for CIOs to build broader strategies and vision to meet it
  • The scattering of relevant data is impacting variety, security and privacy, exacerbating the K-12 CIO's problem of providing a comprehensive view of relevant data
  • The increasing demand on CIOs for rapidly actionable analytics on a variety of learning and administrative data without the means to deliver it leads to missed opportunities in the classroom and beyond
  • Because K-12 organizations are often ill-prepared to evaluate the quality and usefulness of this inbound data, CIOs are missing opportunities to help turn data into meaningful action

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