Hemet Unified School District needed a better way to store their student data and also a way to access and analyze it. The goal was to be able to leverage both local and national data to track student growth as well as track students on RTI or MTSS plans. They believed they could achieve this holistic view if they were able to combine multiple data sources such as NWEA and Smarter Balanced. All they needed was a platform that could ingest all this data and make it easily accessible.
Otus was a perfect match for Hemet Unified School District. Data that was previously tracked in various systems and spreadsheets was now available in one place for educators to analyze and act upon. Easy-to-understand visuals of third-party data contributed to data-rich conversations about student growth in the district.
Since implementing Otus, Hemet Unified School District has used the stored data and analysis tools to inform various types of data discussions at the classroom, school and district levels. Some schools have even begun creating and administering common assessments inside of Otus, providing an even richer source of student data to analyze. In fact, Hemet USD has completed over 178,000 assessments inside of Otus – all of which were instantly accessible to teachers and administrators. This assessment data in combination with third-party data has allowed teachers and administrators to have valuable, data-informed conversations about student growth.