System Dashboard Overview

The system dashboard provides a snapshot of the latest data on what schools are doing and how they are doing. The dashboard analyzes, organizes, and synthesizes the enormous, complex, nuanced, and rapidly growing database of research, school improvement initiatives, policies, student performance, and system performance. What follows are the four main parts of the dashboard.

Structural Interventions

This area of the site examines data on common practices including charter schools, school choice, increased funding, class size reduction, computer-assisted education, and accountability. These practices are analyzed to better understand the impact they have on critical outcomes.

Policy Initiatives Policies

Policies are explored with an emphasis on interventions designed to produce notable outcomes and those initiatives that fail. The various interventions and their impact on critical student, societal, and system outcomes are analyzed, reviewed, and reported on. Policies examined include Every Student Succeeds, Race to the Top, school turnaround, teacher evaluation, and Common Core.

Societal Outcomes

The dashboard examines the overall performance of the education system in achieving critical goals that meet society’s needs. Data on progress in accomplishing meaningful equity, efficiency, participation, and long-range societal outcomes are offered for review.

Education Outcomes

This portion of the dashboard looks at outcomes directly related to students, staff, schools, and the education system. Examining these performance categories against expectations and making interstate and international comparisons are essential to better understand the overall effectiveness of schools.

Data Mining

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Have NAEP math scores improved over the past 40 years of school reform?

This review examines 40 years of data for 4th, 8th, 12th grade math proficiency scores in the United States.

Keyworth, R. (2011). Have NAEP math scores improved over the past 40 years of school reform? Retrieved from have-naep-math-scores.

What percent of 4th grade students are reading below proficiency level?

This review examines at 17 years of data on 4th grade reading proficiency in the United States.

Keyworth, R. (2011). What percent of 4th grade students are reading below proficiency level? Retrieved from what-percent-of-4th.

What percent of 8th grade students are reading below proficiency level?

This review examines 17 years of data on 8th grade reading proficiency in the United States.

Keyworth, R. (2011). What percent of 8th grade students are reading below proficiency level? Retrieved from what-percent-of-8th.

Have NAEP reading scores improved over the past 40 years of school reform?

This review examines 40 years of data for 4th, 8th, 12th grade reading proficiency scores in the United States.

Keyworth, R. (2011

). Have NAEP reading scores improved over the past 40 years of school reform? Retrieved from have-naep-reading-scores941.

How have American students been performing in reading over the past 20 years?

This review looks at trends in reading performance for a twenty year period.

States, J. (2010). How have American students been performing in reading over the past 20 years? Retrieved from how-have-american-students936.

How have American students been performing in reading over the past 20 years?

This review looks at trends in mathematics performance for a twenty year period.

States, J. (2010). How have American students been performing in reading over the past 20 years? Retrieved from how-have-american-students937.

What percent of Americans graduate from high school?
This analysis provides over 70 years of data on student graduation rates in the United States.
Gibson, S. (2009). What percent of Americans graduate from high school? Retrieved from what-percent-of-americans.
Would a student rated 'Proficient' in Reading in one state be rated 'Proficient' in Reading in another state?
The inquiry compares student performance between state proficiency standards and the National Assessment Education Progress proficiency standards.
Gibson, S. (2009). Would a student rated 'Proficient' in Reading in one state be rated 'Proficient' in Reading in another state? Retrieved from would-student-rated-'proficient.
Have NAEP reading scores improved over the past 40 years of school reform?
This analysis examines long term reading score trends in the United States.
Keyworth, R. (2010). Have NAEP reading scores improved over the past 40 years of school reform? Retrieved from have-naep-reading-scores924.
Have NAEP reading scores improved over the past 40 years of school reform?
This analysis examines long term math score trends in the United States.
Keyworth, R. (2010). Have NAEP reading scores improved over the past 40 years of school reform? Retrieved from have-naep-reading-scores925.
Have reading scores improved over 40-plus years of school reform?
This analysis examines long term reading score trends in the United States.
Keyworth, R. (2010). Have reading scores improved over 40-plus years of school reform? Retrieved from have-reading-scores-improved926.
How does math proficiency correlate with a student's socio-economic status?
This analysis examines the influence of poverty on student math performance across grade levels.
Keyworth, R. (2015). How does math proficiency correlate with a student's socio-economic status? Retrieved from how-does-math-proficiency.
How does reading proficiency correlate with a student's socio-economic status?
This analysis examines the influence of poverty on student reading performance across grade levels.
Keyworth, R. (2015). How does reading proficiency correlate with a student's socio-economic status? Retrieved from how-does-reading-proficiency.
Is the Average Enrollment of Schools Rising or Falling?
This analysis examined the average enrollment and percentage distribution of public elementary and secondary schools, by type and size in the selected years 1982-83 through 2005-06.
States, J. (2011). Is the Average Enrollment of Schools Rising or Falling? Retrieved from is-average-enrollment-of.
What are the most effective ways for teachers to teach reading?
This analysis examines the critical practice elements for effective teaching of reading. The piece also looks at practices that have been shown to be less effective.
States, J. (2011). What are the most effective ways for teachers to teach reading? Retrieved from what-are-most-effective.
Does suspension impact student achievement and dropout rates?
The inquiry examines the impact of different forms of student suspension on student achievement and student drop out rates.
States, J. (2015). Does suspension impact student achievement and dropout rates? Retrieved from does-suspension-impact-student.

 

Presentations

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Evidence-based Education Policy: An Oxymoron

This paper examines the history, impact, and future of school reform in the context of empirical data, scientific research, and policy initiatives.

Keyworth, R. (2010). Evidence-based Education Policy: An Oxymoron [Powerpoint Slides]. Retrieved from 2010-ucberkeley-guest-presentation-randy-keyworth.

From the Boutique to the Mainstream: The Role of Behavior Analysis in Education Reform
Much of the work in education by behavior analysts could be characterized as boutique programs. If we are to reform education we must be able to take our interventions to scale.
Detrich, R. (2010). From the Boutique to the Mainstream: The Role of Behavior Analysis in Education Reform [Powerpoint Slides]. Retrieved from 2010-midaba-presentation-ronnie-detrich.
Forty Years of Public School Reform: What the Data Tell Us
This paper examines the history, impact, and future of school reform in the context of empirical data, scientific research, and policy initiatives.
Keyworth, R. (2010). Forty Years of Public School Reform: What the Data Tell Us [Powerpoint Slides]. Retrieved from 2010-capses-presentation-randy-keyworth.
School Reform and Culture Change: What We Missed
This analysis reviews the ongoing failure of school reform efforts in the context of poor teacher preparation and performance feedback.
Keyworth, R. (2012). School Reform and Culture Change: What We Missed [Powerpoint Slides]. Retrieved from 2012-wing-presentation-randy-keyworth.
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How to lie with statistics

This book provides information on how to identify the misuse of statistics.

Huff, D. (2010). How to lie with statistics. WW Norton & Company.

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Alliance for Excellent Education
This organization is a national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.
America Achieves | Home
America Achieves draws upon experts with proven track records to identify and support exemplar initiatives and programs in education.
American Education Research Association (AERA)
This national organization works to advance the public good through advocacy and the promotion of rigorous research in education.
American Enterprise Institute
AEI is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics and social welfare.
American Institutes for Research (AIR)
AIR is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Its research focus includes most aspects of K-12 education.
Brookings Institution
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization that conducts in-depth research regarding problems facing a society at the local, national and global level.
Brown Center on Educational Policy
This is national nonprofit public policy organization that conducts research and makes recommendations on a awide range of issues affecting American K-12 education.
Campbell Collaboration (C2)

The organization promotes well-informed decision making by preparing, maintaining and disseminating systematic reviews in education, crime and justice, social welfare and international development.

Center for Education Policy Analysis (CEPA)
CEPA is a research center focusing education policy issues including Poverty and Inequality; Federal and State Education Policy; Technological Innovations in Education; and Teaching and Leadership Effectiveness.
Center for Public Education (CPE)
The Center for Public Education provides up-to-date research, data, and analysis on current education issues and explores ways to improve student achievement and engage public support for public schools.
Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE)
CRRE is a research center who’s major goal is to improve the quality of education through high-quality research and evaluation studies and the dissemination of evidence-based research.
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders
The Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) is dedicated to supporting state education leaders in their efforts to grow, respect, and retain great teachers and leaders for all students.
Center on Innovations in Learning
The Center on Innovations in Learning is funded by the United States Department of Education. It focuses on increasing the capacity of state education agencies and regional comprehensive centers.
Center on Reinventing Public Education
CRPE’s research and policy analysis is focused on addressing the complex systemic challenges affecting public education.
Common Core of Data (CCD)
CCD is a program of the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics that annually collects fiscal and non-fiscal data about all public schools, public school districts and state education agencies in the United States
Condition of Education
The Condition of Education is an annual report on key indicators of the U.S. education system. It is published by the Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education.
Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE)
CPRE looks at issues of teacher compensation, school finance, and principal evaluation for PK20.
Council of the Great City Schools

The Council’s mission is to promote the cause of urban schools and to advocate for inner-city students through legislation, research and media relations.

Data Quality Campaign
This nonprofit organization promotes the systematic and outcome driven use of data at all levels of education
Data.gov/education
This federal education site provides access to a large number of data sets covering all levels of education.
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