CORRECTION: This week's RAD Resource is "Get Started with Data Dashboard" which can be found below. Information regarding DPI Report Cards was contained in the previous edition of MMSD Connect and can be found here.
We apologize for the confusion.
Have you used the Data Dashboard yet? If not, you need to join the club! Last month, the Data Dashboard had a record number of uses, with more than 25,000! More than 900 different MMSD staff used the Dashboard during September, another all-time record. So far, Dashboard use is up more than 60% since last year.
This shows that many of you already are taking advantage of this amazing resource. But for those of you who are new to the District or haven’t yet had time to explore everything the Dashboard has to offer, we have some resources available that can help you get oriented:
- A Data Dashboard Quick Start Guide, which goes over the basics of the Dashboard.
- A Quick Start Guide for New Principals, which covers much of the same material but is tailored to new principals in MMSD.
- A basic training session for the Dashboard from 2:30-4:00 on Tuesday, October 21st in room 207 in the Doyle Administration Building. Sign up here.
The Dashboard provides data that is available to you online whenever you need it. By bringing together multiple types of data into one resource, the Dashboard is designed to empower users to find data on demand. The Dashboard can help you answer many of the most common questions you might have about your students or your school. The data on the Dashboard updates every day, so you’ll always have the most current knowledge. Keep an eye out for Fall MAP data and updated behavior data, which is coming soon.
Dashboard access rights are based on Infinite Campus access rights, so you can only see school- or student-specific data for places where you have IC access. Everyone can see district-level summary information.
You can find the Dashboard at dashboard.mmsd.org. The Research & Program Evaluation Office creates and manages the Dashboard; if you have ideas for new Dashboard content, contact Andrew Statz at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about using the Dashboard, you can contact your School Improvement Partner or Data Strategist.