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Education department launches Parent Dashboard

The state Education Department has launched a Parent Dashboard to increase transparency and make information about school performance and other school-level data easier for parents and the public to access.

The Parent Dashboard features a clean, simple design to better provide parents with information about their child’s school.

“The state Education Department strives to maintain strong connections with families and communities,” said Betty A. Rosa, interim state education commissioner. “A key aspect of this connection is transparency. The Parent Dashboard increases data transparency by providing parents with valuable information about their child’s school, enabling them to make informed decisions about their child’s education.”

The Every Student Succeeds Act requires that all state and local agencies receiving Title I funding provide the public with an annual report card evaluating school performance and progress. The Parent Dashboard was designed to meet these requirements in a way that is informative and user-friendly for parents and the public. The dashboard offers information on all public schools including charter schools.

Fundamentally, ESSA is about creating a set of interlocking strategies to promote educational equity by providing support to districts and schools as they work to ensure that every student succeeds. To help achieve this, New York’s ESSA plan includes the development of the Parent Dashboard.

The Parent Dashboard provides access to the following school-level data elements:

¯ Student Enrollment and Ethnicity

¯ Average Class Size

¯ School Climate

¯ Accountability Status

¯ Assessment Results

¯ Financial Transparency

¯ Graduation Rate

¯ College, Career, and Civic Readiness

¯ School/District Location and Contact Information

The data on the Parent Dashboard will be updated annually. Additional education data is available on NYSED’s public data website, including detailed data on enrollment, assessments, graduation rates, and much more.

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