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The Secret Sauce for Your Success: Frontline’s Analytics Advisors

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In today’s education landscape, data-informed decision-making is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. With the ever-increasing amount of data available to school districts, it can be difficult to know where to start and how to use it effectively. That’s where Frontline’s Analytics Advisors come in.
 
Our team of experienced advisors can help you make sense of your data, use it to improve student outcomes, and strengthen your district’s financial data literacy. In this article, we’ll explore the role of an advisor, how they can help you, and the importance of data literacy in school administration today. We’ll also provide some tips on how to get started with data-informed decision-making. So, if you’re ready to take your school district to the next level, read on!
 

What is an advisor and how can they help you?

In the realm of education data management, Frontline’s Analytics Advisors serve as invaluable partners, distinct from traditional consultants. They don’t dictate solutions but rather guide you toward identifying areas for improvement and developing effective strategies to address them. Unlike typical vendor relationships, advisors adopt a more collaborative approach, acting as peers who are always ready to listen and work alongside you.
 
For school business officials, our advisors stay abreast of the latest developments within your state, ensuring that you remain informed and compliant with relevant regulations. Additionally, they provide guidance on communicating data and information in print-ready reports, dashboards, and PowerPoint presentations.
 
Frontline’s suite of analytics tools includes Human Capital Analytics, Comparative Analytics, Financial Planning Analytics, Budget Management Analytics, and Student Analytics.
 
Depending on the product you have, the kinds of support offered varies based on need. But here are a few examples of the kind of support you might expect from advisors:

  • Assistance with budget planning, preparation, and projections
  • Deciphering student progress toward college readiness
  • Emergency planning and demographic analysis
  • Advisor-led seminars, webinars, and peer-to-peer professional development opportunities

Ultimately, Frontline’s Analytics Advisors are dedicated to ensuring that you maximize the value of your investment in our software. They are committed to your success and will go the extra mile to help you achieve your goals.
 

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What’s the difference between an advisor and account manager?

The difference between a traditional account manager and an advisor is what makes Frontline’s advisors so special. For our analytics clients, their advisor is always working to assist and provide guidance.
 
In some ways, the advisor functions as an account manager who goes above and beyond the traditional role of account manager. In a traditional sense, account managers are responsible for day-to-day management for client accounts. Advisors are sometimes seen as experts in a particular field who are brought in for very specific project needs. Frontline’s advisors, in contrast, have a strong grasp of the client’s product as well as industry knowledge, and they’re consistently present to proactively support the client.
 

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The importance of data literacy in school administration today

Data literacy has become an essential skill for school administrators in today’s rapidly changing educational landscape. With the vast amount of data available, administrators can make more informed decisions.
 
Data literacy enables administrators to communicate effectively with stakeholders, including parents, teachers, and the community. By presenting data in a clear and understandable way, administrators can build trust and credibility with stakeholders and gain support for their decisions. For instance, if the district is considering implementing a new policy, administrators can share data on the potential impact of the policy to help stakeholders understand the rationale behind the decision.
 
In an ever-changing educational landscape, data literacy is crucial for administrators to adapt and make informed decisions. By staying up-to-date on the latest data trends, administrators can be proactive in addressing challenges and seizing opportunities. This ensures that school districts remain competitive and responsive to the evolving needs of students and the community.
 
In conclusion, data literacy is a vital skill for school administrators to make informed decisions, improve student outcomes, communicate effectively with stakeholders, and adapt to the changing educational landscape. By embracing data-informed decision-making, administrators can transform their school districts and create a more successful learning environment for all students.
 
Learn about Frontline’s analytics suite here.
 

Elise Ozarowski

Elise is a writer and member of the award-winning content team at Frontline Education. A former member of Frontline’s events team, she is passionate about making connections, whether that be in person at events, online via social media or directly in her writing.

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