“EEM gives us analytics to see how our instructional resources are being used and to what effect. We also look at factors like attendance, PD, behavior, and item analysis to get a clear picture of what works for which kids. By thinking on an enterprise level we can do everything we need to help our students.”
Dr. Steve Boynton Superintendent, Lincoln County Schools, OR
Streamline and simplify nearly every educational activity
How many data systems does your district use and pay for? MIDAS makes the answer one.
With the MIDAS Data Analytics System, all of your district’s data — from grades, attendance, and state reporting to assessment analytics, automatic scheduling, and professional development ROI — is stored in one system, accessible from anywhere through a simple, intuitive interface.
A cutting-edge platform to manage teaching, learning and administration throughout the district
Communication & AccountabilityKeep everyone in the educational ecosystem connected and informed with tools like a parent portal, teacher pages, attendance notifications, calendars, and state and federal compliance reporting.
Individualized InstructionTarget instruction and interventions to students’ learning needs using IEP/504 management tools, ePortfolios, Assessment snapshots, and Google Drive integration.
AnalyticsUse data more efficiently and effectively with student/class/school/district dashboards and robust reporting including standards mastery, attendance and graduation tracking.
Information ManagementMIDAS centralizes district operations—including master schedules, fee management, facilities management and college and career readiness planning—for a holistic view of the district.
Instructional ResourcesMIDAS offers full LMS and CMS functionality along with content sharing, lesson planning and standards-based grading tools, in a single system. Login to one system to access everything!
AssessmentFrom daily quizzes to end-of-unit tests, teachers can build and score assessments directly in MIDAS. Grades flow automatically to students, parents and the gradebook.
Some of our clients
These districts, schools, and educational organizations are
integrating their systems and innovating to individualize instruction!
Auburn Public Schools
South Coast Educational Collaborative
Lincoln County Schools
“We looked at several other systems, but we kept coming back to MIDAS.
“It was clear. There just really was no decision to be made.”Eric Bouvier
MIDAS was built from the ground up with the single goal of providing districts with a simpler, more cost effective way to collect and use data of all types. MIDAS—Massively Integrated Data Analytics System—is built on the Amazon Web Services Cloud and is the first system to use a single database to deliver information and resources to everyone throughout the educational ecosystem.
In the News
Here’s one system where you can use one log-in to handle all of your teaching and learning needs. Call it an “EEM” (Education Enterprise Management) solution, MIDAS does not make a district’s disparate systems “talk” together; it replaces them all with one system built on Amazon Web Services.
Quality and Effectiveness: The MIDAS Data Analytics System, which saves and presents data in one place, is the kind of innovative product that many districts have been seeking. All stakeholders (teachers, students, parents, administrators, and support personnel) learn one system and have access to a single interface—wherever they’re working. MIDAS manages everything from curriculum and reporting to bus schedules, IT inventories, and food services.
Technology has made it easier to track student achievements and development but in most cases, has not streamlined that data in the best way possible. Even digital systems often overlap with each other and require the same data to be entered more than once.
Just this week, MIDAS Education released its EEM (Education Enterprise Management) solution intended to bring all student data together in one spot. EEM is an edtech-wide movement that favors integration of information systems, rather than having a need for separate ones. Customized instruction is the aim of the MIDAS system that gives real-time access to teachers, parents, students and administrators through a user-friendly Web interface.
The new data platform replaces the SIS, LMS, and more; gives educators the functionality of 13 systems through one intuitive user interface; and saves schools thousands of dollars and hours a year
When James Kapptie was hired as Director of Instructional Technology in Park County Schools in Cody, Wyoming, he was tasked with finding a way to coordinate all of the district’s important teaching and learning systems and instructional data in one secure, safe place. “I wanted our student information, assessments, curriculum, dashboards, standards—everything that involves teaching and learning—in a single, simple system,” Kapptie said. “The more I looked, the more I realized that what I was searching for didn’t yet exist in K-12 education.”
What James finally found was a concept called education enterprise management (EEM). EEM is the idea that teachers, administrators, parents, and other stakeholders who need information can securely get what they need to see, when they need to see it, and how they want to access it. EEM is a solution to an ongoing ed tech problem: Few systems “talk” to each other, and teachers are asked to use multiple systems with different user interfaces and multiple log-ins. As a result, teachers actually use only the one or two systems that are required for compliance.
In 2013, Eric Bouvier, technology director of Auburn Public Schools in Massachusetts, was looking for what he thought would be a new student information system (SIS). Then, he met MIDAS Education at a regional technology conference, and instead of implementing a new SIS, he pushed his district to adopt a solution for EEM (Education Enterprise Management). EEM is the ed-tech movement districts are embracing to replace all of their instructional and compliance data systems with one, integrated solution. Bouvier was attracted to MIDAS because as he engaged with numerous SIS companies, he felt they were too “one-size-fits-all” for his district. He needed an holistic solution that met his needs from a data and compliance perspective as well as one that would support his teachers as they worked to individualize instruction. And, he wanted a system that would grow with his district’s needs over time.
Megan Harney has always enjoyed working on computers, and when she was a child, her parents (who both worked in the trades) often encouraged her to help them fix things, which made her think more mechanically—but she had never programmed before starting to build MIDAS, a cloud-based system for actionable education data. “I began learning to program because it was the means to building what I envisioned was necessary to improve education,” she says. “I subsequently minored in computer science at Harvard and worked at Microsoft for two years; however, I learned to program primarily by building MIDAS.” Megan is the founder and CEO of MIDAS Education. She holds a master’s degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education as well as a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in English and computer science from Harvard University. Megan has previously managed developers at Microsoft, taught students and teachers, consulted with district administrators to solve business problems, and conducted neurodegenerative research. Here, Megan discusses the essentials of her system and what it can do for school districts looking to advance education and personalize learning across the board.
A Personal Statement: How Schools Use Learning Management Systems To Create Individualized Learning Journeys
Back in the days of the one-size-fits-all curriculum, teachers knew that only a small subset of any class was grasping the materials they presented. One of the greatest benefits—perhaps the absolute greatest, IMHO—of using technology in our classrooms is the ability to deliver highly relevant, pertinent materials individualized for each child’s learning style and other needs. That’s where a learning management system (LMS) comes in. Used properly, an LMS allows teachers to help each child soar.
The Lincoln County (OR) School District has a lot of challenges. All of the 6,500 students qualify for free breakfast and lunch, and 85 percent live in poverty. Students come to school unprepared, and as a result there are learning gaps in some grade levels that span multiple years. “We have to personalize/individualize instruction,” says Dr. Steve Boynton, superintendent.