Administrative Systems (Education): Administrative systems in education are systems that manage information around the educational process, including collection, storage repositories, tools
Business Intelligence Tools (BI): are a type of application software designed to retrieve, analyze, Transform and report data for business intelligence. The tools generally read data that have been previously stored, often, though not necessarily, in a data warehouse or data mart.
Business Rules: A business rule is a regulation, policy, or procedure within an organization (or outside sources such as government regulations) that is translated into a software application.
Clerk of the Works: A Clerk of the Works is employed by an architect or a client on a construction site. The role is primarily to represent the interests of the client in regard to ensuring that the quality of both materials and workmanship are in accordance with the design information such as specification and engineering drawings in addition to recognized quality standards.
Dashboard: An online tool for graphically displaying a complex sets of indicators.
Database: A database is an organized collection of data, stored electronically, that is accessible in various ways, and by various applications.
Data Architecture: Data architecture describes how data are processed, stored, and utilized.
Data Driven Decision Making: When a decision is based upon supportive data rather than opinion or personal experience.
Early Warning Systems: Early warning systems (EWS) use readily available school data to identify students who are at risk of dropping out, allowing educators to intervene early. Schools can use information from an early warning system to support students who are at risk of dropping out with both school-wide strategies and targeted interventions. Districts and schools can use early warning system data to examine school-level patterns in the current school year and over time, in order to address systemic issues that may be impeding a student’s ability to graduate. (National High Schools Center, http://www.betterhighschools.org/ews.asp)
Emergency Notification Systems: Are systems that provide one-way and two-way communications, between emergency communications staff, first responders, and impacted individuals.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): is a business management software, usually a suite of integrated applications, that an organization can use to collect, store, manage and interpret data from a variety of business activities including, project planning, cost, service delivery, payments, and purchase orders.
Financial & Human Resources Management Systems: Typically, school business and human resources systems are intertwined. Business and finance systems often manage funding and procurement, while human resource systems manage personnel and payroll.
Learning Management System: is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of electronic educational technology (also called e-learning) education courses or training programs. LMSs range from systems for managing training and educational records to software for distributing online or blended/hybrid courses over the Internet with features for online collaboration. High Schools, Colleges and Universities use LMSs to deliver online courses and augment on-campus courses.
Library Information system: A Library Management System, or Integrated Library System, is an enterprise resource planning system for libraries. It’s used to track collections, patrons who have borrowed, orders, and bills. A Library Management System is usually comprised of a relational database, software to interact with that database, and two graphical user interfaces; one for the staff to manage the system and one for the patrons to use.
Longitudinal Data System: A data system capable of tracking student information over multiple years across multiple data sources.
Needs Analysis: is a formal process designed to gather information (requirements) around a specific goal…
Procurement: is a structured process to acquire a specific set of goods that best match an organization’s requirements. A procurement process typically includes building a set of requirements based on need, managing a fair and competitive response from vendors addressing those requirements, and the purchase and implementation of the best match for a good or service.
Request For Proposal (RFP): is a solicitation most often made through a bidding process, by an agency or organization interested in the procurement of a commodity, service, or valuable asset, to potential suppliers/vendors to submit business proposals.
Requirements: requirements are elements and functions that are necessary for a particular project.
Roster Verification System: is a system used to verify district, charter, and independent school reported roster data for students, teachers, staff members, and principals.
Student Information System: is a software application for an educational organization, including a district and/or school, to collect and manage student data. Modules include, but are not limited to the following examples; scheduling, attendance, gradebook, health records, discipline, and food services.
Transportation Information Management System: is a system that provides computer assisted routing for buses, often including route mapping, scheduling, and boundary development for bus collection of students.
Vendor: a person or company offering something for sale.