ZOOM! Data Source
About ZOOM! Data Source
Before ZOOM! Data Source, even the most well-intended schools did not have clean, accurate ways to collect, manage, and use multiple types of student data to inform instruction and school design. Through ZOOM! Data Source, schools gain affordable access to the online data management tool DataDirector™, customized technical and implementation support, and comprehensive in-person and web-based professional development.
Today, administrators and teachers at hundreds of charter schools across California are saving time and resources by using ZOOM! Data Source to put clearer and comprehensive student achievement data at their fingertips.
CCSA offers the ZOOM! Data Source program to our member schools at below-market rates by negotiating volume discounts.
ZOOM! Program Evaluation
A two-year evaluation study (2008-2010) of the CCSA's implementation of the ZOOM! Data Source Program has been released. The study was conducted by the Institute at Indian Hill, at Claremont Graduate University, and sought to answer four important research questions regarding the value, implementation, effectiveness, and impact of the program. The IIH report found that,
"Overall, the ZOOM Data Source Program results indicate that the program holds significant potential for affecting school practices and data use which positively enhance the data culture and thereby result in improved student achievement" (IIH Report, p7).
Below is a document that highlights the key findings, as well as the Executive Summary from the summative report.
If you have additional questions about the evaluation study, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Documentation and "Tech Tutorial" recordings to guide you through all essential steps of using the ZOOM! technology tool of DataDirectorTM--including how to submit files to ZOOM! Support for Upload.
Documentation and "Tech Tutorial" recordings to guide you through all essential steps of using DataDirectorTM, the ZOOM! technology tool, including how to submit files to ZOOM Support for Upload.
ZOOM! offers a wide range of in-person and online professional development opportunities to help ZOOM! users enhance the data-culture at their school as well as become more proficient in their use of ZOOM! Download archived presentation files and watch recordings of past sessions.
One-Day DataDirectorTM Training
Designed to orient new ZOOM! schools to the functionalities of our technology tool, DataDirectorTM. These trainings are targeted to new users, but existing ZOOM! schools are welcome to join when space allows.
Have a question or need additional support? Contact a member of the ZOOM! Support Team or DataDirectorTM Technical Support.
Why ZOOM! Data Source
ZOOM! Data Source is a powerful tool for charter schools to improve instruction and communicate achievement. Not only does ZOOM! empower teachers to focus instruction on student needs, it also conveys powerful messages to students, parents, boards of directors, authorizers, and funders about student achievement through easy-to-create reports and graphs.
Compiling student achievement data into one place--including state tests, benchmarks, formatives, teacher-created assessments, and more--ZOOM! replaces the time-consuming, manual process of tracking student progress with Excel, pencil, and paper. Further, ZOOM! helps schools generate accurate revenues and ensure sustainability.
Value of Data
When administrators, teachers and students have robust, real-time achievement data at their fingertips, your school will be positioned for a data-driven culture that helps drive student progress. Better data enables teachers to be more effective and students to master the content faster. Better data also illustrates to your authorizer the progress that your students have made.
Teachers and administrators save time with ZOOM! Data Source. Instead of tracking test scores using Excel, pen and paper, teachers simply generate and administer a test, scan responses, and view the results real-time. Renewal and stakeholder communications are more efficient with ZOOM!, providing easy-to-generate graphs to illustrate your school's progress.
Flexibly Meets Charter Needs
Designed by charters for charters, ZOOM! meets the unique needs of your school. Charters come in many shapes and sizes; all types/models of charters are among the hundreds of schools currently using ZOOM!.
In addition to the below-market rates that CCSA negotiates and passes onto your school, ZOOM! also facilitates better student accounting that saves you money. Better data can call out inaccuracies in your enrollment and increase your Average Daily Attendance (ADA) and ensure your school receives a Title 1 allocation that reflects your true student population.
Plus, ZOOM! participants also are eligible for special discounts on products and services that many schools wish to use in parallel with ZOOM!'s DataDirectorTM.
There's a reason why hundreds of schools are already using ZOOM! Teachers and school leaders rave about the reliable, easy to use student achievement data system, and are using it to promote prolonged success for their schools and their students.
CCSA Snapshots Reports
Tell your school's story
Need to print out graphs and charts for your school community, board, or authorizer telling the story of your school's achievement? Want to compare your school to matched schools in the neighborhood? These reports will help you tell the story of your school's achievement.
Reports are accessible to any school. Just input an email address, no password required!
This is a clear example of how California charter schools and the California Charter Schools Association are helping to drive discussions of quality in public education!
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