BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 4, 2019 – State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced Friday that a new year’s worth of North Dakota school performance and accountability information has been integrated into the state’s “education dashboard” website.
The dashboard allows North Dakotans to look up an assortment of information by school and district, as well as at the state level. For example, North Dakota State Assessment results in mathematics, science and English are available, as are results for the ACT college entrance exam, which is taken in high school.
The education dashboard can be found online.
The dashboard has information about school enrollment, demographics, graduation rates and absenteeism; improvements in student assessment results; and the results of engagement surveys, which measure levels of student enthusiasm about their education.
Baesler said the information is gathered, reviewed and later vetted again by the school districts themselves before it becomes part of the dashboard. The newest information is from the 2018-19 school year.
“The dashboard offers North Dakotans a one-stop location to review important information about the performance of their public schools,” Baesler said. “Our taxpayers invest about $1 billion annually in our public school system, and they deserve easy access to information about how well it is working.
“We expect to make future improvements to our dashboard, and add even more information to it. We are also welcome to suggestions about what types of information North Dakotans would like to know about their schools, so we can add it to the dashboard.”