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What’s next?

Last updated on 3/25/18

Student Insights is open source, which means that all code and all changes are published publicly. We also aim to build in the open, and so much of our discussion about what to build and why is public as well. We also believe in free software, and the idea that school communities should have the freedom to run, copy, change and improve their software. If this is new to you, welcome!

We also release a short summary of changes each week as a changelog, aimed at the educators we collaborate with. For longer term planning, we use a work board to communicate about what we’re working on right now, what’s coming up soon, and potential projects a few months out.

If you’d like to collaborate with us, the best way to do this is to reach out over email and we can help you get started. Designers and developers can also join the local Code for Boston brigade on Tuesday nights, either in person or remotely.

Work board

Priorities now
Reading: Entering K benchmark data, visualization profiles for services and grouping
K8 MTSS: Including student voice in the process
Mark note as restricted: Allow educators to catch each other if anything slips through
Warnings about sensitive topics in notes: Prompt about educator-defined like for things like "51a" or "depression"
Next up
SHS head coaches: Grant access and add insights box about low grades
Privacy: Make read permissions more visible to all educators
Transitions: End-of-year and school-to-school transitions.
Equity: Reviewing class list assignments.
Searching notes: For finding past conversations, and for individual and group reflection
Maybe next quarter
Student voice as support: Collaborating to find ways to support more student voice as a support intervention (eg, redirect in HS).
Services and supports: Possibly looking into tracking and showing the services that counselors and K8 SST/MTSS teams are connecting students with, and making that visible in Insights.
HS grades: Showing grades and levels over time


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