New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said her department is rolling out two interactive data tools that will allow school staff at all schools across the city to more easily and accurately measure student progress and use those findings to improve their schools.
The "Progress to Graduation Tracker" and "School Performance Data Explorer" were developed in-house by the department of education. They are aimed at helping educators keep a close eye on students in danger of dropping out or who are stumbling academically.
“These are the first data tools I’ve seen that have taken all of the measures we’re accountable for, and put them in all in one place," said Meisha Ross Porter, principal of the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice, in a press release from New York. "As a school leader, I am confident that I’ll be able to use these tools to better understand my school’s needs and employ appropriate interventions moving forward. They are going to be great for so many principals like me, because they are up-to-date, user-friendly, and can really make an impact in the classroom,” she added. Here are details from the Dept. of Education.