LAUSD Launches New Platform for Consolidated Student Data

The Los Angeles Unified School District is consolidating student data — a move Superintendent Austin Beutner says will save administrators valuable time and help better serve the needs of LAUSD’s 600,000 students.

Currently, the district stores student information on 80 separate databases. It will soon be combined onto a single platform, beginning with a pilot program at three LAUSD schools.

"Teachers, principals, and counselors currently spend too much time searching for information about each student, taking away valuable time that can be better spent addressing the needs of students," said Beutner. "Student data is kept on over 80 different databases and this new platform will provide all of the information in one place."

"In order to better serve the individual needs of students, Los Angeles Unified is launching the Whole Child Integrated Data Platform. The new platform integrates all relevant student information from over 80 data platforms into one system. The new platform will make it easier for educators to access the information they need in a timely fashion."

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