Read On Arizona

Published: Published: October 18th, 2017

Explore Literacy Data with MapLIT

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Maps tell us where we are and help us find where we are going. Few maps accomplish those tasks as well as Read On Arizona’s MapLIT application. If the children are our future, and if the future is yet to be written, we must teach the children to write. And how do we do that? To start, we must know exactly where those children stand in terms of literacy. Then we must chart a course that leads the children toward literacy gains and achievements. MapLIT gives us tools to help us accomplish both of those things.

""With support from Read On Arizona, the Maricopa Association of Governments, and various other Arizona state agencies, MapLIT was created to support planning and programming related to improving early literacy throughout Arizona. By combining digital map technology with educational data, MapLIT allows researchers and educators to literally map literacy trends and zoom in on opportunities for improvement.

Examples of Available Data and Reports

  • Census data
  • School locations (PreK & Elementary)
  • Data overlays
  • Ability to draw custom regions
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MapLIT gives users the ability to layer different data sets, which can lead to new research insights. This example combines data on under 6 poverty rates with school district boundaries.
  • District summary report with drilldown capability to school level:
    • Enrollment
    • Student demographics
    • AzMERIT statistics
    • Chronic absenteeism
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The district-level report tool provides overview information, such as the 3rd Grade AzMERIT ELA breakdown shown here, as well as the ability to drill down to school-level data.
  • School summary report with additional information:
    • Health care data for area
    • Chronic absence by demographic subgroup
    • First Things First survey results
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MapLIT’s interactive report screens are rich with data. School-level reports provide both summative information and the ability to drill down by grades and demographic groups.

MapLIT’s data and reports are available for use by all, as long as users follow the guidelines stated on the Read On Arizona website. View the Read On Arizona MapLIT webinar video below to learn more. Or go directly to MapLIT and start working!

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