AISN Demonstrates State School Repot Card at NCES STATS-DC Data Conference
Summary: Award-winning web developer and secure managed IT services expert AIS Network announces its participation this week in the 2017 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference. AISN will demonstrate the Virginia Department of Education’s School Quality Profiles interactive state school report card tool.
Washington, DC — July 31, 2017 — AIS Network, an award-winning application developer and secure managed IT services expert serving large enterprises in the government, education and health care industries, international corporations and The Commonwealth of Virginia, announces its participation in the 2017 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference, August 1-3, Washington, DC.
AISN marketing communications chief Laurie Head will be available to meet with attendees at NCES and demonstrate AISN’s award-winning website development work for the Virginia Department of Education.
AISN and VDOE leveraged a full suite of current technology products to update and re-engineer a signature initiative for school transparency and accountability. Users from parents to policy makers can now easily view and compare the performance of Virginia schools via a responsive, accessible website displaying dashboards of current data. The new Virginia School Quality Profiles (SQP) online school report card replaces the agency’s 90’s-era School Performance Report Cards, which provided static PDFs and Excel spreadsheets.
“VDOE’s School Quality Profiles’ website sets the ‘gold standard’ for state school report cards,” said AISN CEO Jay Atkinson.
“VDOE demonstrated a thoughtful marriage of data architecture and information management strategies to make public data more transparent, significant and useful. Using a visually pleasing and technically masterful website, dashboards demystify school data and make it more accessible to students and their parents, school management, policy makers, elected officials, citizens and other stakeholders.”
Recently, VDOE’s SQP received three achievement awards. The National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), the provider of school communication training and services to school leaders throughout the United States, Canada, and U.S. Dependent Schools around the world, awarded VDOE’s SQP with two awards– Golden Achievement Award and an Award of Merit for publications and electronic media.
In May, the Richmond Technology Council —RVATech— presented its public sector Innovation in Utilization award to VDOE for the reports. This award recognizes the creative use of existing technology for the benefit of an organization or the public.
The NCES STATS-DC Data Conference, organized by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, covers a wide array of topics related to educational data collection and reporting. Sessions will cover Common Core Data, data linking beyond K-12, data privacy, and data quality, standards and use, and the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS).
Atkinson said AISN is looking forward to introducing VDOE’s website to NCES attendees.
Based in McLean, Virginia, AISN is a SWaM-certified small business (#723554) and the preeminent cloud hosting provider for the Commonwealth of Virginia. AISN’s three Virginia contract vehicles make Virginia government IT purchasing easy for public procurement professionals throughout the commonwealth. They are the CAI Virginia IT Contingent Labor Contract Statement of Work (SOW) – Application Development, VA-120416-AISN Hosting Services, and VA-120413-BPI Web Applications Maintenance and Operations. Executive branch agencies, counties, cities, towns, schools and all other public entities throughout the commonwealth can use AISN as a one-stop shop to build, host, operate and maintain their mission-critical applications, websites, portals, databases and more.
About AIS Network
AIS Network takes highly regulated businesses and governments to the cloud. AISN is the high compliance, secure cloud hosting and IT managed services expert serving large enterprises in the health care, pharmaceutical, government and financial industries, notably numerous international corporations and the Commonwealth of Virginia. When our clients’ highly regulated data, applications, payment portals and websites are simply too critical or complex to entrust to a commodity hosting provider, they call us for help. We engineer, customize and manage high-performance, secure cloud and disaster recovery solutions. Our clients never worry about whether their IT environment can pass a HIPAA, PCI, FISMA, SOX or other compliance audit, because we pass ours 100% of the time. We value highly giving our clients all of the personalized attention that they deserve, while also helping them to audit their infrastructure, reduce their IT compliance risk, avoid costly regulatory mistakes and lower costs for their business and their customers. Visit www.aisn.net.