BOISE — The Idaho State Board of Education Wednesday unveiled a new online tool designed to make information about student access, progress and success at Idaho’s eight public colleges and universities easily accessible to the public.
The dashboard is posted on the State Board website -- https://boardofed.idaho.gov/data-research/data-dashboard --
alongside the State Department of Education’s K-12 Report Card, another online tool launched last month.
“Both are designed to provide user-friendly information about public higher education, public schools and districts throughout our state,” said Board of Education spokesman Mike Keckler.
“Staff at the Board office and the State Department of Education have put hundreds of hours into creating these online tools so that parents, students and taxpayers in general can have easy access to data, whether they are interested in the performance of a college or university, or their local public school,” State Board President Dr. Linda Clark said. “We spend a lot of time conducting research and compiling data. Making that information available to the public is important for transparency, and for the Board’s charge to govern the public education as one system.”
Users can access the Data Dashboard and the K-12 Report Card to dive deep into the data, and view various metrics to compare different public schools or higher education institutions over multiple years, Keckler said.