From Data to Decisions

Technology is propelling industries at a rapid pace and disrupting them, education has yet to make that change. This leads to an ever increasing gap between the academic world and the real world.


Learners are not predictable and children are not machines. There is no “one size fits all” method that will suit each individual’s needs. This is why we focus on a personalised learning experience for our students.


We have a heavy focus on data collection and analysis to support both students and parents. This allows us to gain insights into each student and help our tutors make a greater impact.


Here are 6 ways ED TREE uses data to help students and parents:


1. Target the areas that need most attention using data


Maths, English and especially Science are huge chunky subjects. Each has their own curriculum which can be broken down into topics and subtopics. As students get older, the more complex they become. You may realise that your child understands and grasps certain concepts and struggles with others.


At ED TREE we start with a diagnostic process which allows us to pick up on the areas which students are struggling most, this is tailored to your child. After identifying these areas we suggest online lessons, which can be done independently or students can join a lesson to cover these topics with our expert tutors present.


2. Tutor intervention based off data


Students may not ask for help in a classroom environment and it is totally normal for them to be shy. Our data allows us to pick up on this and support student knowledge. It is important to not let their confidence slip. Our tutors play a role where they reinforce student confidence. This is pivotal to our success as it allows us to work together in order to address the topics students are struggling with while building a relationship with our tutors.


Thanks to artificial intelligence and automation it has become easier for our tutors to intervene when necessary. Our analysis leads to action and tutors are readily available to help your child with their learning.


3. Keeping parents informed with data reports


We utilise our fortnightly reports to give parents insight and have the tools to help their child progress with our online lessons. Our reports organise, interpret and present student data into a simple pdf which is easy to understand.


Most parents naturally want to know if their child is performing well at school. All parents receive analytical reports every two weeks alongside online meetings once a month to discuss progress. We believe keeping parents up to date and informed of progress and achievements is important.


4. Adapt to student needs using artificial intelligence


As educators it is vital we are flexible, understanding and altruistic in order to meet student needs. We are open to adapting our tutor methods to find what works best for each student gearing towards our personalised learning promise. We are able to monitor student answers and figure out what is working well and what is not working.


Thanks to artificial intelligence we are able to adapt to different student behaviours and habits. This includes individual learning paths which are designed to get the most out of students and personalised content to cater to your child’s needs.


5. Personalised learning paths based off data


We understand that every student learns differently as they progress through their own educational journey. We create personalised learning paths for each student based on their individual needs.


For example, if a class of 30 students were learning about fractions, and 15 students did not understand the lesson, what should the teacher do? 50% of students are not ready to continue to the next lesson, redoing the topic may not engage or challenge the 50% of students who understand fractions.


At ED TREE we allow students to learn at their own pace and in ways which suit them best. We start with a diagnostic process to really understand each student and recommend the lessons which they need (all automated with artificial intelligence).


6. Using data to monitor long term growth


Data becomes incredibly useful when monitoring long term growth and performance. Data analysis and visualisation helps us put this data into context. For example, by starting to collect data at the beginning of the ED TREE programme and comparing this month to the data we collect in 6 months time, we are able to identify average increases when retested again, through the diagnostic assignments and by comparing the reports.


Over time we will gain insight into which students are flourishing and which students require extra attention. We are able to view individual performance by subjects and start planning for the future.


Our tutors set short term and long term targets with each student to help motivate them to reach their full potential. Short term targets are attainable and long term objectives will change depending on how much progress is made.





Thank you for reading our short blog. At ED TREE, we focus on helping students to make positive strides in their learning.If you want to see how ED TREE works for your child, please feel free to contact us through hello@edtree.co.uk or by calling 0203 633 9423 for more information and assistance.


Please visit us at www.edtree.co.uk for more information on what we do.




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