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K12 Data Dashboards


Visualize data, make better decisions

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K12 Data Dashboards


Visualize data, make better decisions

 

Data Dashboards

We build dashboard solutions that impact education systems.  Our in-depth understanding of K12 data sources and experience working with the education community (teachers, principals, district leaders, superintendents) enable us to build highly effective visualizations custom to each school system. We work with large, mid-sized, and small school districts around the country. 

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backend data work

We perform the backend data work required to make data dashboards update automatically.

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rapid development

Our development cycle is fast and our platform is the best in the business (Tableau).

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Training program

We create professional development programs that produce skilled data consumers.


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Attendance Dashboards


Connect to your SIS and pinpoint opportunities for improvement

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Attendance Dashboards


Connect to your SIS and pinpoint opportunities for improvement

Attendance Video

Attendance data

Unlock the full potential of your SIS by connecting it to a dashboard system for attendance analysis.  Districts large and small benefit from attendance analysis in a dashboard system.  Monitor all of the student attendance by district, region, school, grade level, or any demographic variable available.  There are no known technical limitations between our dashboard system and a SIS.  

 

HISTORICAL DATA

Some of our most useful dashboards developed for school districts are based on historical data.  Every SIS has historical data archived in its repository.  We perform one time pulls for archived data in your system.  The historical data is then made available in a variety of ways for each end user of our dashboard system.  

We integrate historical and current data to provide deep analysis without interrupting the analysis flow of an end user.  For example, if you are reviewing the attendance of a student for the current year based on a trend you discovered, you can easily access the historical attendance by hovering over the student name and clicking "View historical data" in one step.  The feedback we have received from clients regarding historical attendance has been very encouraging.  We believe schools can provide better supports for students when they know the whole story (not just one year of data).

 

granular and aggregate

We identify the granular attendance data in your SIS and automate the export of data to our dashboard system each night.  Using daily attendance data allows us to aggregate the attendance data by any variable possible (district, school, grade level, gender, ethnicity, race, economic status, SPED status, ELL status, etc. ) and dis-aggregate the data down to a specific point in time for any student.  We develop logic that changes the color of any data point based on district thresholds (i.e. a bar representing a grade level turns blue if attendance if over 95%).

We have clients that we process tens of thousands of attendance records nightly for and some that we process over 20 million rows of attendance data per night.  All processes are automated and the data is updated in the dashboard system each day.

 

Attendance Dashboard Example

The example shows the month of May selected.  The selection triggers the dashboard to show the results of May by grade level.  Clicking on a grade level would trigger the dashboard to reveal the student names and attendance information for the selection.

 

Features

  • Allows for ongoing attendance monitoring
  • Compares point-in-time historical attendance comparisons (YTD or any week)
  • Allows for dynamic sub group attendance monitoring with few clicks
  • Color coding used to bring warning levels at a glance
  • Allows for easy to read grade level attendance analysis
  • Drills down to individual students
  • Filters down to groups of students in need of attendance improvement plans
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Assessment Dashboards


Learn what the data is saying about your students

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Assessment Dashboards


Learn what the data is saying about your students

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Cohort Analysis

Monitor student cohorts using the SIS in your district.  Review cohort trends in assessment, attendance, behavior, grades, and adapt support strategies throughout the year.

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Student Growth

The analysis of student growth is vital to the continuous improvement process in a school system.  Use your existing formative assessment system to create an integrated growth measurement tool.

 

Strand Analysis

Analyzing student performance data by overall achievement is a good practice used by all district and schools.  The same data can be analyzed at a deeper level by changing the analysis to strand data.  Instead of providing supports for students by overall performance levels,  they can be aligned by strand performance.  Strand performance analysis allow schools to align supports for the individual needs of students regardless of overall performance levels.

An "Advanced" student might benefit from the same support that a "Below Basic" student receives if they both perform in a similar way on an individual strand (i.e. data analysis and probability).  

Alternatively, a student at the "Below Basic" level might not need all of the supports for a subject if their strand performance in one area is strong as suggested by the strand data (the time can be used more efficiently). 

 

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Test Management

Management of testing events is vital to the fidelity of an implementation in a district.  Increase testing rates by monitoring test event by school, subject, grade level, or by student type.   

 

Hundreds of Designs and Counting

Over the years we have developed hundreds of assessment dashboards.  The new designs are often the result of a new need in a district or new testing system.  What was important to monitor one year might change in a subsequent year based on changing enrollments, district initiatives, and student performance.  We explore new ways to connect and visualize student data on behalf of our clients and react to any request that can benefit a district or school.

If we don't have a specific assessment dashboard for your requirement, give us an opportunity to develop it for you.

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Behavior Dashboards


A smarter way to manage and analyze behavior data

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Behavior Dashboards


A smarter way to manage and analyze behavior data

YTD Incidents

Keep a running tab on the total number of behavior incidents in your district or school. Recognizing the peaks and valleys in student behavior assist administrators to identify positive and negative trends and adjust strategies as necessary.

top n infractions

Each school has a unique culture. The tools to monitor student behavior should reflect those differences. Generating a top N infraction list by school or district can be automated for all administrative teams with data that updates each day.

 

historical behavior

Corrective actions and behavior supports for students should be informed by historical data. In theory this is a no-brainer, but in the field connecting to a rich historical view of a student is not easy for any SIS.  Our system connects the historical data with one click.

Access to historical behavior data is pivotal to creating strategies for a behavior improvement program for students.

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Grade Dashboards


Analyze performance trends in the classroom

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Grade Dashboards


Analyze performance trends in the classroom

Student Grades

The measurement of student performance should not be limited to formative and summative assessment.  The analysis of student grades captured by your SIS reveals performance patterns in the classroom.   Every school and district is required to capture and archive student grade data.  The use of such data on a frequent basis can help administrators intervene when necessary.

Our work in this area has led to a number of improvements in grade management:

  • Identification of high failing courses by teacher well before final grades are posted
  • Ongoing data cleanup by pinpointing missing grades in the SIS
  • A better understanding of cohort performance in every course
  • Analysis of correlations between classroom student grade performance and standardized tests
  • Auditing of senior graduation requirements using current and historical grades 
 

Pinpoint Struggling Students

We design student grade dashboards that allow for the identification of courses where a high percentage of students are failing. With simple controls, similar to what are used when purchasing an airline ticket online, a practitioner can pinpoint struggling courses in a school or district.  Finding these courses early is key to providing supports to students or teachers. 

Example:
Changing a slider to show courses where 30% of the students or higher are earning D's or F's results in the following:

 

Takeaways from data:

  • 11.8% of the students earning F, 44.1% earning D, 41.2% earning A in Geometry (they either perform extremely well or fail with no B or C grades)
  • 40.7% of students have not received a course grade for Algebra II
  • 85.7% of humanities students earning F

We call this process, "Finding needles in haystacks" because grading distribution data are most often presented in aggregate format with no access to the underlying student data and no ability to analyze trends across students or courses.  We provide all of the tools necessary in our student grade dashboards to improve how these data are used in K12 education.

 

Cohort Analysis

Students that struggle in a course might not be alone.  Our dashboards are designed to flag if students struggle in other courses as a cohort.  Don't be surprised to find courses where 70% of the students are failing.  Not only can you find them in our system, you can locate issues early and in time to adjust strategies for the remaining year.

 

Historical Grades

The federal government requires districts to archive student grades in the SIS.  Often times this data is not readily available to school leaders in a format that can be easily analyzed.  We work to extract all historical grades, as far back as your system allows.  In many cases, we have successfully extracted 9 years of student grade data.

Why would a district want 9 years of student grade data?  Historical grades are integrated into a student's profile.  When analyzing grades for a current term and viewing a student's record, all historical data becomes available with one additional click.  This allows a practitioner to review the life of a student's grade performance over multiple years of instruction.  A student that struggles in Algebra I might have struggled in math since grade 6.  Without a comprehensive dashboard system one cannot begin to review these types of data. 




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Geolocation Dashboards


Improve student services by understanding the landscape 

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Geolocation Dashboards


Improve student services by understanding the landscape 

GEOLOCATION DATA

Every piece of data in a school district can be connected to geolocation data and analyzed in an interactive map dashboard.  Students, certified employees, non-certified employees, bus routes, school locations, district assets and other data can be visualized in real-time on a map.  

Our system converts your physical addresses into geolocation coordinates automatically each night. When addresses change in your system, and they will change often,  new geo coordinates are generated and reflected in your dashboards the very next day. 

 

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Teacher Observation Dashboards


Align your professional development offerings to teacher needs

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Teacher Observation Dashboards


Align your professional development offerings to teacher needs

OBSERVATION MANAGEMENT

Extract teacher observation data from your platform and keep track of events as they occur.  No longer do you have to worry about compliance issues, late follow-ups, or missing observations.  We design observation dashboards that are actionable and built with your system's unique requirements in mind.

We connect to your teacher observation platform and build an array of dashboards available to district and school leaders.  

We have aligned to a number of focus areas:

  1. Compliance of observation policy - (monitoring steps in observation process)
  2. Observer Analysis
  3. Teacher Analysis
  4. Indicator Analysis
  5. Alignment to Professional Development

Call or schedule a meeting with us to discuss your observation requirements.

 

Monitor observations by week / Observor

Common Features

  • At a glance monitoring of teacher observation data
  • Drill down capabilities (view underlying data for any observation)
  • Integration into third party custom observation platform
  • Allows for observation frequency monitoring
  • Ability to change to any school in a district (district level)
  • Serves as an early warning indicators for schools not meeting observation requirements
  • Ability to align professional development with teacher needs
 

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Compliance issues

Never lose another observation event due to lost information or limited reporting.

Our dashboards can be scheduled to email daily so you never miss an early warning sign.

 

bad observations

Pinpoint and report erroneous data in the observation system to contribute to a continuous data cleanup effort.

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Additional Dashboards

In addition to the examples on our website, we offer visualizations in the following areas:

  • Student Profiles
  • Student Interventions
  • Student Activities
  • Student Retention / Promotion
  • District / School Demographics
  • Teacher Attendance
  • Teacher Lesson Plans
  • Budgeting
  • Human Resources
  • SIS Auditing

We integrate with any system that produces data.

Contact us to discuss your district's data dashboard needs.