A Single Vantage Point: IBM Cognos Education Performance Management

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Executive Summary

Initiatives such as No Child Left Behind have increased accountability on educators and put greater emphasis on tracking student and school achievement. IBM Cognos education performance management tools can assist with the data collection and analysis necessary to help school districts advance and prove the new standards are being met. As the No Child Left Behind Act begins its seventh year, student performance and school accountability are again at the forefront of the nation's educational agenda. The NCLB requires state departments of education, school districts, schools, and even individual teachers to meet accountability standards, which are determined from standardized test scores. And while some may argue that standardized tests don't sufficiently gauge true student achievement, schools must continue to adhere to NCLB mandates.

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