Since its inception in 1997, MMCS Consulting has been at the forefront of the NCLB Act, dealing with every aspect of school accountability reporting systems. By combining expertise in information technology and superior knowledge of the NCLB-based Accountability Program requirements, MMCS has developed smart and flexible programs generating detailed and customized reports to accommodate for the variations in school grade configuration as well as various exceptions and waivers granted and/or required for various schools.
In addition to user-friendly, customized parent report cards, MMCS has developed numerous other detailed reports for district administrators and school principals providing insight into the performance of their schools. Such reports include Principal, and District Accountability Report Cards, School, District and State-level Subgroup Component Reports, and much more.
- Provide parents and the general public with specific accountability performance reports about their schools.
- Provide principals and district administrators with diagnostic comparative reports on the performance of their schools and districts.
- Fulfill the federal NCLB accountability reporting requirements.
As there is no one-size-fit-all solution for this project, we use a prototyping method to finalize the format and contents of all accountability reports to account for all possible design combinations. With such method, we re-assess and refine these prototypes to present the information in a user-friendly manner.
Custom-built to Reflect Varying Grade Structure Configurations
Schools with different grade configurations require distinct report layouts. Multiple templates are built to handle each and every possible scenario that can be assigned or automatically determined using a data driven approach.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Aggregate results can be masked to protect the identity of all students.
Data Mapping and Processing Rules
Due to the complexity of these reports, we develop and document data mapping and processing rules. Such rules detail how data values, special messages are handled in each report based on varying school configurations and exceptions. These business rules are then embedded into our programs.
Data Reviews and Validity Checks
To ensure data accuracy, we perform a thorough analysis on the supplied data files to confirm that all values fall within the expected data ranges, there are no missing or extra records, and all possible data combinations are accounted for in the processing rules.
Adapt to Changing Needs
Since its inception, the NCLB Act has continuously evolved with new requirements and changes in policy details and rules. In such a changing environment, our smart programs can quickly adjust to new conditions, policy amendments and other business rules.