Information and Ideas
For those who are new to application development or to education terminology, here are some resources to get you started.
Mashup information: In the event that you plan to combine the required datasets with one or more other publicly available datasets, this Wikipedia article defines a mashup, details types and functions, and explains architectural aspects. (Wikipedia)
Mashup Code, Tools & Resources: A resource page for finding code, libraries, tools and developers. Includes a web mashup “How To” guide for creating a web mashup. Also provides a developers’ forum. (ProgrammableWeb.com)
Educational Data Primer: Explanation of what elements typically are included in educational data, its importance and uses. (Apps4VA)
Education Terminology: Glossary of terms related to public education in Virginia. (Virginia Department of Education, PDF)
School Report Card Accountability Terminology: Glossary of terms related to accountability as shown in school report cards. (Virginia Department of Education, PDF)
Idea Bank: Ideas for apps that could be developed submitted by members of the public.