By FPS Associate Superintendent Dr. Robert Grosz
In November, the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) released the first version of an interactive dashboard. The release of the dashboard is Phase One of the NDDPI’s four-phased approach for data reporting under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
The Phase One release is aligned to what NDDPI had previously released as the School Profiles and the State Report Card which were previously housed on the NDDPI’s website for public access. Any performance indicators included in this first version of the interactive dashboard are based on data from the 2016-17 school year. The interactive dashboard will continue to evolve. The dashboard will be updated in February of 2018 to include additional data and accountability measures.
NDDPI is collaborating with the North Dakota Information Technology Department (ITD) and the North Dakota University System to build a public reporting system that provides parents and community members the required state and federal data about North Dakota schools. The first version of the interactive dashboard is a transition report from the previous federal law No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) to ESSA. It includes the elements that were previously required under NCLB.
The NDDPI is deploying the dashboard under insights.nd.gov, which is a public reporting portal. It can also be accessed at http://insights.nd.gov. The interactive dashboard can also be accessed on the NDDPI website at www.nd.gov/dpi under the Data heading.
The main page of the interactive dashboard allows you to search for a school district or individual school. Once a school district or individual school is selected, the menu on the left side of the page will allow the user to access additional information from a district summary to academic progress.