03-02-2017 18:09 PM - last edited 10-13-2017 09:57 AM
I totally get that the dashboard is proprietary.
On another hand, would it be possible for you to send over/publish the dataset template?
So we can have a look at the data source, the various formats, etc. - obviously removing any actual data you have in your dataset, since that is not to be shared either.
Interesting. We use PowerBI at work but for some reason they don't look as good as they do here. How do we make the dashboard as one interactive page? It seems like the way we do it is several pages that we navigate thru.
Love the way this gives insights at a district level to create action / development plans for schools, teachers and specific subjects/periods. It also creates a more factual understading of absenses thus giving specific opporutnity for further diagnosis on factors driving absense - teacher quality, emvironmental factors etc (For eg. the Nov spike in absense can be diagnosed further to school contributing to that spike, the highest contributor being "Small High School" (4.9%) and specifically Fine Arts (12.3%), delved deeper reveals its the 5th period on Ceramics 1, by teacher Rollins, Clinton - that gives a lot of specific insight to deeply diagnose if the teacher quality or that subject in that time of the day or the generic interest in Ceramics... etc. is contrbuting to that high absense % and take remedial measures)
Very clean and efficient. The ability to drive down on different areas based on topics of discussion and flow of information is beautifully designed. Thank you for sharing this example.
Attendance is vital to learning, however the abundance of noise contained within attendance data can make it difficult for school administrators to find the information they need to tell a clear concise story, especially if they are tracking across many different teachers, classes, and schools.
Improved technology can help administrators turn this daunting chaotic data into meaningful information. Under older technology systems it was difficult to share current up-to-date data in a way that anyone can use. Now, institutions are empowered to share data through Microsoft’s Power BI Dashboards. The following is an elegant and clear example of how complicated data from many different class rooms, teachers, and schools can be organized into a simple dashboard.
Research shows more conversations between students and teachers can lead to increased attendance. Therefore, we designed this dashboard to drive more conversations, and increased engagement, between administrators, teachers, and students. This dashboard will identify important conversations from the district level down to each individual teacher.
The District Status section provides district administrators with a high-level understanding of attendance trends and goals. The line chart shows actuals compared to target over time and gives a predicted range for future months.
The Opportunities by School section will help district administrators target the most important schools to work with. Most important is defined as having the highest opportunity for Absence Reduction.
The Conversation Topics section will help school administrators as they reach out to teachers on an individual basis. This sections provides relevant information such as subject, course, period, and day of the week.
We gave special attention to interactions within Power BI. Using insights gained from each section, the next section can be filtered to target areas of interested or concern.
First use the Opportunities by School section to multi-select schools that are most important to target
For example, the user may wish to select “high schools” only.
This will result in a comparison of “high schools” that contain the highest opportunity for absence reduction. This section of the dashboard shows the ‘Absence Percentage’ distributed by Subject. This is helpful for school administrations to create strategies to decrease absences.
Next, within the Conversation Topics section, select a subject such as “math”. This gives school administrators the insights by individual teacher. Finally, further information about an individual teacher’s classes can be used to help facilitate relevant conversations.
One of the most valuable aspects of growing in digital maturity, is to use data to provide insights into our area of influence. The use of Power BI to build this Absence Reduction Report is a powerful example of how new technology has transformed a school administrations’ ability to track their student’s attendance and identify strategies for reducing absences for schools, teachers, or by subject.
By Evan Schmidt, Ed Meyer, Tully Lanter, Jared Knutzen, and Casey McBreen