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Institutions of higher education, especially private universities and colleges, can be notoriously opaque when it comes to data about who their students are, what they do while on campus, and where they go when they leave. In reality, much of this has to do with the “siloed” nature of college and university organizational structures, decision-making processes, and data collection, analysis and reporting efforts. However, there is an unprecedented demand in higher education for integrating data into our understanding of who we are, who we are educating and what impact the education we provide has on our students and alumni.
This presentation will briefly cover some of the strategic reasons for why Stanford uses Tableau in a variety university venues to better integrate data into the decision-making processes of administrators, faculty, staff and students. We will then look at specific examples of particularly effective data visualization efforts by Stanford institutional researchers to analyze and communicate data and findings across a number of common areas in the assessment and evaluation of higher education: course-taking patterns, student surveys, and alumni employment outcomes. We will then wrap up with by highlighting specific challenges we have faced at Stanford in the deployment of Tableau as a key tool for institutional research, with plenty of time for questions and discussion.
This informal gathering is a chance for you to connect with other Tableau users in the same business and see and hear what other people are achieving by using Tableau. During the meetup, you’ll have time for general networking and more in-depth table conversations.
In this session, we’ll share the story about a data-driven transformation journey in a Catholic school system (CEDP) in Western Sydney, Australia. Our journey began in Feb 2016 as a collaboration between CEDP and MIP (a Tableau gold partner) to implement an Alteryx/Tableau solution at both system and school level. This self-service analytics strategy used a multi-lens framework to provide real time, mobile friendly access to innovative visualizations which generated powerful insights about students, cohorts, schools and the whole school system. The dashboards for teachers and school executives provided a robust platform for deep and holistic insights about student learning and school effectiveness. We’ll cover our lessons learnt, school and system responses from formal evaluation, and scaling up processes for latter part of 2016 after successful completion of our pilot project.
If we are going to accomplish our goal of inclusive excellence and college/career readiness for ALL students, we must acknowledge trends in our membership, program enrollment, assessment results, and graduation rates. Cherry Creek School District's student enrollment by race is changing. Dis-aggregating our trend data allows us to monitor progress of our goals and ensure ALL students have access to opportunities for success. In this session, we will cover the following topics and demo supporting dashboards:
- Membership trends with forecasting
- Public membership reporting
- Program/course opportunities
- Feeder system conversation starters
- Assessment trends
- Graduation trends
Are you an educator teaching Tableau in the classroom? This informal gathering is a chance for you to connect with fellow educators and hear how other people are teaching Tableau. During the meetup, you’ll have time for general networking and to share your stories and successes in using Tableau in the classroom. Meetup seating is filled on a first come, first seated basis; space is limited.
The Research and Data Management team at Des Moines Public Schools proudly empowers those that make a positive difference in the lives of children. Critical decisions are being made daily that impact achievement, teaching, and learning in every school district. In this session, we’ll show you how Tableau provides the tools to make informed decisions, improve student achievement, and enhance programs focused on at-risk students. We’ll inspire and help you understand how to provide your stakeholders with data needed to implement early intervention for at-risk student and enhance student outcomes.
This presentation will provide an overview of the ways in which Aurora Public Schools (APS) combined data from various sources into dashboards to support front-line school staff at one of the more at risk school districts in the state of Colorado (71% of APS students receive free or reduced price lunch and 36% are English Language Learners).
We will present an outline of the data model and subsequent creation of a data warehouse, as well as highlight Tableau successes. We’ll also demonstrate dashboards that show: attendance, behavior, and academic achievement data (including literacy assessments, state standardized assessments, and quarterly grades), and geographic data.
Educators have access to more student learning data than ever before. Developing vizzes and dashboards that allow for real-time, efficient dis-aggregation of student performance metrics can help establish a clear picture of where students are in their learning, where they need to be, and how to get them there. In this session, you’ll learn how in less than one year a large public school district in Georgia grew their Tableau instance from one desktop pro license to a full-blown Tableau server implementation with over 200 users. We’ll share how Tableau can provide value-added metrics across grade spans in districts of any size, and how internal marketing strategies, dashboards, and locally generated metrics helped engage stakeholders in using Tableau to create economies of scale for sharing data.
In the Madison Metropolitan School District, the Research & Program Evaluation Office provides rigorous and high-quality research and analysis to support district priorities. In practical terms, we help district leaders figure out what's working, what's not working, and why. During this session, we’ll outline how we’ve used Tableau in our district to fight five myths involving student demographics, measuring diversity initiatives, state accountability systems, monitoring infrastructure needs, and test score distribution.
Note: Content is still being added to the schedule. Sessions, times, and locations are subject to change.