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A Loudoun County Public School teacher uses an assessment dashboard

Ed-Fi in Action: Improving Educator Access to Assessment Data

Project Overview

School leaders and teachers across the U.S. need access to real-time education assessment data to effectively support students in their learning. Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) use a virtual dashboard to streamline teacher access to valuable data, providing insights that allow for earlier interventions with K-12 students who may need more guidance. The district is committed to deepening learning through personalized instruction, which the Integrated Assessment Dashboard supports.

A Loudoun County Public School teacher uses an assessment dashboard

I love the data chart for the whole class (or school) that shows a snapshot and then you can drill down to more specific data.

Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools

How it Helps

Prior to the dashboard, it was difficult for LCPS educators to analyze assessment data coming from multiple sources without a centralized repository or reporting system. This hindered teachers’ ability to provide real-time student support. Other barriers included:

  • Waiting for testing windows to close to extract data from each assessment vendor;
  • Creating a format for the data that could be analyzed; and
  • Sharing this information with each school or teacher.

LCPS partnered with the Ed-Fi Alliance to solve these issues by creating the dashboard, which brings together data from the district’s student information system and several primary assessment vendors. The dashboard uses the Ed-Fi Operational Data Store and provides real-time data from the district’s main assessment vendors to teachers in an easy-to-use digital format.

LCPS educators on all levels use the dashboard in a variety of ways. School leaders use the dashboard to meet their broad learning goals, such as interventions to identify students who need more support or enrichment. Teachers use the dashboard to uncover patterns and trends in their classroom on both a grade and subject level, allowing for more tailored instruction.

Building on the district’s data-driven culture, the dashboard is continuing to grow data usage among educators. In the future, LCPS leaders are looking to increase the number of data points available on the dashboard and update the experience based on user feedback to ensure it’s as impactful as possible.

Foundation Project Lead