Research Alliance Study Shows $80 Million Data System Supports School-Wide Planning, but Offers Limited Help with Day-to-Day Teaching


A study released today by the Research Alliance for New York City Schools at NYU Steinhardt finds that ARIS is being used largely as a school-wide planning tool and much less as a direct aid to classroom instruction.

Research Alliance Study Shows $80 Million Data System Supports School-Wide Planning, but Offers Limited Help with Day-to-Day Teaching

Like many states and school districts across the country, New York City has invested millions of dollars in data systems designed to put student information within easy reach of school administrators and teachers. The City’s Achievement Reporting and Innovation System (ARIS) was built to make schools more data-driven and to focus attention on the achievement outcomes for which they are being held accountable. A study released today by the Research Alliance for New York City Schools at NYU Steinhardt finds that ARIS is being used largely as a school-wide planning tool and much less as a direct aid to classroom instruction.

ARIS has been the subject of intense debate since its launch in 2008, but the new stu 500

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