What challenges keep you
from helping your students make academic gains?
Educational Consult Ghana, data systems are customized to target and solve your ‘real world’
education problems, from at-risk student identification to district, municipal and national
Education Consult Ghana blends expert technical, education, and management consulting capabilities
with data systems built on open, national standards to provide proven solutions to an array of
public education challenges, including
⇒ School and program analysis - Student growth percentile calculations and other key performance
indicators needed to support balanced scorecard, school and district strategic planning, and
⇒ At-risk student identification - Dropout, behavior, and other at-risk early identification and
⇒ Instructional improvement - State assessment item analysis and benchmark assessment predictive
⇒ Special education compliance - Disproportionality risk ratio calculations, compliance fidelity,
and analysis of services prescribed versus services delivered.
challenges and improving student achievement
Education Consult Ghana analysis, target today’s education challenges, such as
⇒ Drop-out rates - Over a million students drop-out of school annually. Education Consult Ghana can
identify students at-risk for dropping out as early as possible and can help educators reduce
drop-out rates through targeted interventions.
⇒ Disproportionality - Across the nation, minority students are disproportionately likely to be
placed in special education programs when intensive instructional services are instead needed.
Educational Consult Ghana can work with schools to make the best use of diagnostic data to identify
students in need of additional tuition.
The Education Consult Ghana
Integrated education consulting, professional development, and
organizational change management are central to Educational consult Ghana's design. We build our
district, state and national, enterprise-scale technical tools to support school-based use.
Beginning with a mature, well documented set of data models aligned to national standards, we
customize systems with ETL development, data mapping, and report design to adapt our data model
frameworks to specific client needs.
Our education consultants work in close partnership with school and agency- based client staff and
stakeholders to facilitate agreement and document
⇒ existing systems;
⇒ targeted usage scenarios; and
⇒ design specifications.
Our technology staff leverages public and proprietary frameworks to efficiently deliver education
data systems that include
⇒ ETL: data collection and validation,
⇒ Data Warehouse: longitudinal relational and dimensional central data stores,
⇒ Portal: web-based access to analytic tools, data upload tools, and
⇒ Reports: outputs and presentations using technologies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Cognos business
Choosing Appropriate Technology. Education Consult Ghana has a long history of providing technology
solutions to support school-based processes and programs. We have found a tendency in many
districts and schools to use a “bigger is better” approach to procuring new technology. Our
approach is to first understand the needs of the school or district, then help guide the
organization to the right technology which, in some cases, may not be the most expensive
Given this core philosophy, Education Consult Ghana pairs the system implementation with a
professional development model designed to increase systemic data use throughout the district, at
all levels, to help increase student performance.
Ghana's Education Analytics Services Include
Education Consult Ghana offers services in assessment
literacy that deepen district and school staff understanding of how varied assessments can be used
most effectively to support student learning and achievement.
Data Collection and Validation
Education Consult Ghana has a track record for
delivering on-line, interactive, ETL and data collection/validation tools to support large and
small scale data centralization initiatives, including unique student and staff identification.
Data Integration Services
PCG Education has a track record for delivering
on-line, interactive, ETL and data collection/validation tools to support large and small scale
data centralization initiatives, including unique student and staff identification.
Data Practices Audit
The Data Practices Audit engages district and school
staff in examining current uses of data, and is an important first step in the process of
establishing a district and schoolwide culture of data use.
Data Use Technical Assistance
Education Consult Ghana, Data Use Technical Assistance Services can help. Our extensive experience
helping schools and districts build systemic data use and developing and using many different
technologies for data collection, integration, storage, and access enables us to design technical
assistance solutions to meet the unique needs of our clients.
Data Warehousing and Reporting
PCG Education's™ data warehouse is designed for
ease of use and sustainable management. The PCG Education™ data models have been optimized with
Microsoft’s SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) to achieve maximum performance and minimal total
cost of ownership.
Today more than ever, administrators are expected to
demonstrate the results of programs and services. This means being able to determine how much
progress specific groups of students are making, and which programs and services produce positive
results. Often educators do not have the time for a full, formal program evaluation and simply need
quick answers to their questions.
Growth Modeling & Gains Analysis
Education Consult Ghana's™ statistical
growth models capture and explain individual and cohort student growth across multiple years and
assessments. Schools and districts can use these powerful models to analyze strengths and
weaknesses in educational programming. Educational Consult Ghana's™ psychometricians and
educational experts work with school authorities to create customized reports detailing student
Integrated Data Audit
Education Consult Ghana™ Data Audit services are available for school authorities, as a stand alone
planning services as well as the initial phase of a larger project. Our data audit methodology
incorporates complex metadata and statistical documentation with usage scenarios, user surveys, and
focus groups to document existing systems and plan new systems. We work with our clients to build
Data Quality, Data Culture, and Data Capacity.
Portal and Security Management
Education Consult Ghana™ utilizes Microsoft Office SharePoint Services (MOSS) to create
single-sign-on (SSO), complex role-based identity management, and "Web 2.0" communication and
Education Consult Ghana™ specializes in customized program evaluations that utilize multiple
methodologies and data sources to answer questions about program effectiveness, equity,
accountability, and continuous improvement. Education Consult Ghana’s™ team of education
specialists have conducted evaluations of local and national funded programs, specific
interventions, and school reform initiatives across the country.