Arizona Dashboards – Get On Board Today
Arizona Education Data-driven Decision System (AzED3S)
Designed by Arizona educators, the Arizona Education Data-driven Decision System (AzED3S) provides longitudinal student achievement, absences, enrollment, and withdrawal data at both the district and school levels compared to the state results. Teacher dashboards help teachers know more about their students to support classroom decisions and provides student-level details on AIMS, AZELLA, and ACT results. AzED3S provides one stop data shopping.
Good Data to Make Good Decisions
Superintendent Huppenthal is committed to ensuring that parents and educators have access to the best information possible upon which to base educational decisions for their children and students.
AzED3S is a three-year initiative, which will culminate in 2014-15, funded by a $4.9 M Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
Benefits of using AzED3S Dashboards:
- Visual presentation of performance measures
- Ability to identify trends
- Ability to make more informed decisions based on collected education intelligence
- Recapture time by eliminating the task of compiling data from multiple sources
- Gain total visibility of multiple levels of data aggregation instantly
Year One Highlights
We have successfully completed our AzED3S Pilot roll out to a limited number of Superintendents, Principals and Teachers in 11 school districts/charter holders.
Our next step is to roll out ADEConnect, which is an identification management system. ADEConnect allows schools and districts to securely connect through a bridge to ADE systems, including AzED3S Dashboards.
Once ADEConnect is established (we have been working with different Student Information System (SIS) vendors to establish the ADEConnect bridge) school districts/charter holders will manage the user authentication/log in based upon role; e.g. district administrator, teacher, etc.
As part of participating as a pilot site, three advisory panels have been formed: district administrator, school administrator, and teacher. As new reports are developed based on pilot feedback, these panels review and provide feedback.
The results from this iterative process of data collection and dashboard revisions will be used to (a) determine that the dashboards meets educators’ data needs, (b) determine priority of remaining data elements and functionality, (c) evaluate end user satisfaction, and (d) identify and/or validate dashboard requirements.
Fall 2013 Release
Our goal is to have AzED3S Dashboards ready by the date pilot teachers return to school this fall.
How to be an Early Adopter – Next Steps
Our next step is to extend the AzED3S Dashboards to early adopters. Starting in October 2013, we will launch a new dashboard interface and additional reports based on feedback and requirements gathered from our Arizona user community.
Our goal is to continue to enhance these dashboards based on your feedback and to make them available statewide by FY15. To accomplish this goal, we need your input and your feedback. If you are interested to come on board and have access to AzED3S Dashboards, please send us an email at AZ-Dash-Connect@azed.gov.
We will on-board as many schools and districts as possible in the future depending on ADEConnect roll out and schools districts’ and charter holders’ interest.