Tuesday, September 24, 2019

2019 Accountability Data Explorer

Massachusetts' school and district accountability data for 2019 is now public and available on the DESE Profiles site. Here's a new data visualization tool that allows a user to easily explore data for multiple schools and districts in one report. The report uses drop-down filters for district name, school name, school type, and classifications to narrow the data that is included in the report. Visit the Additional Information page in the report for ideas on how to make the most of these filters, including how you can share a link to a pre-filtered version of the report with colleagues.

The first page includes a simple table with basic accountability information, including a school's accountability percentile (the metric that compares a school with others) and its cumulative target percentage (the metric that compares a school with itself). The school name also links directly to the Profiles accountability page for that school. The second page visualizes this data through a scatter plot, where each dot on the plot represents a single school. Hover your mouse over the data points to see the school name!

For more information about Massachusetts' system for district and school accountability, please visit: http://www.doe.mass.edu/accountability/

I hope to update this report with additional data visualizations over time. Please share your ideas with me at tiltondata@gmail.com. If you'd like to receive blog updates via email, please sign up at https://k12madata.blogspot.com/