Things Education Leaders Expect from Data Dashboards

Education Technology Insights | Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Administrators and educators need a data dashboard that helps them understand the critical points of their organizations on the whole.

FREMONT, CA: Educators want to keep track of data so that they can access and analyze any up-to-date information and make well-informed decisions. With the help of data dashboards, the process of acquiring data from one location can be accomplished.

Data dashboard is a data management tool that visually tracks and displays key performance indicators (KPI), and analyzes crucial data points and metrics. with this data, it becomes easy to oversee the health of an enterprise, department, or process.

The data dashboard connects attachments, files, and services in the background, but what the educators see is the display of data in the form of graphs, tables, and charts. The basic idea behind the use of dashboard is to follow different data sources from one central setting to help teachers identify better written responses.

Educators and administrators have specific requirements from learning dashboards. These are:

Easy to Use: Not all users have the same skills to use technology and data. Educators are not used to reading complex data representations, so, the data presented should be simple for teachers to make quick decisions.

Timing and Context are Essential: Dashboards need to show when a trend is significant and provide insights into better ones over time. This becomes crucial, especially in regard to trends that affect the school and student growth. Timing is also important because when a pattern stays for too long schools might not notice and react to the trend.

Must Facilitate Quick Decisions: The dashboard should help teachers to take a quick look at the skills their pupils can meet and the ones that students need help with. Moreover, the administrators also should be able to see at a glance of the standards the organization is not able to achieve.

The dashboard must present student information from multiple sources to represent their strengths and weaknesses that help them in making changes according to students needs.

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