U.S. Public School District Improves Student Experience Through Network Visibility

CHALLENGE

The department of education described here comprises 255 schools and educates 175,000+ students in grades K-12. About 12,000 teachers and another 13,000 support staff are charged with educating and caring for their state’s students.

For educational institutions like this, network performance has a significant and growing, impact on student success. This institution regularly administers Common Core testing across K-12 students via a computer-based assessment system. However, this initiative was being impacted by the inability to assure network performance under high usage periods. The educational institution’s IT and network teams needed to pinpoint network issues and identify their sources before test days to reduce the possibility of network downtime. They sought a solution to tackle the problems impeding the success of this transition to online testing and cloud-based digital education.

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