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What’s next?

Last updated on 2/8/18

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
K5 reading: Entering benchmark data, reviewing and revising groupings, visualization student growth over time #2363 #2367 #2360 #2352
K8 MTSS: Including student voice up front, simplifying the referral and scheduling process, supporting problem solving over time #2361
Next up
SHS head coaches: Grant access and add insights box about low grades
Searching notes: For finding past conversations, and for individual and group reflection
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"
Notes word clouds: Reflecting on how we talk about students by visualizing common words in your own notes
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.
Equity: Reviewing class list assignments.
HS grades: Showing grades and levels over time

Changelog

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See all changes on github.com