NWEA Introduces Interactive Microsite
The online data gallery makes education data accessible with interactive exhibits
PORTLAND, OR - The Kingsbury Center at Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) has launched The Kingsbury Center Data Gallery, an interactive microsite that will inform the national dialogue on current education issues. Visit the Kingsbury Center Data Gallery here.
Leveraging the most extensive collection of student growth data in the United States, the Kingsbury Center has emerged as an important source of information for the education community nationwide. With the launch of the user-friendly Kingsbury Center Data Gallery, the center's insightful research and data is now accessible to educators and laypersons alike.
The Kingsbury Center Data Gallery features unique exhibits populated with videos, interactive data visualizations, and links to related studies and blog posts. The first two exhibits are on display now:
State of Proficiency
This exhibit demonstrates some of the limitations of using proficiency rates to make judgments about educational effectiveness. Visitors can read the Kingsbury Center research report, and use an interactive tool to see how proficiency rates vary across states and grades, depending on the standards.
This exhibit shows the disparity between the performance of groups of students, especially groups defined by gender, race/ethnicity, and other factors, as indicated by standardized tests and other measures. Graphic elements in this exhibit show the connection between achievement levels and each state's standards.
The Kingsbury Center Data Gallery is an open, accessible microsite and digital forum that requires no password or registration. The gallery encourages user interaction, and visitors are welcome to post comments and questions, and to share information.
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NWEA is a global not-for-profit educational services organization with home offices in Portland, Oregon. NWEA partners with educational organizations worldwide to provide computer-based assessment suites, professional development and research services. Our Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) adaptive assessments leverage more than 30 years of research into student growth that informs decision-making at every level, from classrooms to boardrooms. Learn more at www.nwea.org.
About The Kingsbury Center at NWEA
The Kingsbury Center at NWEA produces independent research studies that take an authoritative, in-depth look at education trends in the United States' student population. This groundbreaking research is driven by NWEA's Growth Research Database - the single largest known repository of student growth data in the United States. The Kingsbury Center also influences national policy with research studies created in collaboration with foundations, think-tanks, and universities. Learn more at www.kingsburycenter.org.