atlanta schools data project

Atlanta parents and stakeholders wanted a user-friendly way to understand publicly available data about their school, highlighting the core categories they were interested in.

With information at your side, you can take the next steps to create change by using your vote, sharing your stories, and building a community. Together, we can create real impact for the over 540,000 students that rely on Atlanta’s public schools for their education, setting them up for a lifetime of success.

Click the button below to access the Atlanta Schools Data Project and take the survey to let us know how we can improve the site’s functionality, data and overall user experience. 

Why build new school data?

  • redefinED is dedicated to ensuring that more students attend great public schools. We don’t know if we are moving the needle if we can’t identify trends, changes, and improvements in measurable school data
  • Parents and community stakeholders need an easy way to be able to understand, track school progress, and dig into data they care about using publicly available and measurable data points.
  • Existing metrics (CCRPI) have too much variability year to year, are overly correlated to poverty, don’t adequately provide insight elements of school climate, and do not adequately measure achievement gaps or provide a way to compare relative achievement of similar schools.

How we are driving the work:

redefinED atlanta is a nonprofit that engages communities and advocates that wants to drive systemic improvement in K-12 public education for students and families. We listen and learn from our partners and work alongside them to help students develop a strong academic foundation, self-determination, and a sense of well-being. Ultimately, we know a quality education can provide students with the knowledge and tools to pursue their passions, realize their full potential and better their community and society. 

The Atlanta Schools Data Project will soft launch in three phases:

Phase 1 – Launch of the Survey and Focus Groups

To support redefinED atlanta in building better communities, track metrics that matter and improve Atlanta’s public schools, we’re asking passionate community advocates who access the Atlanta Schools Data Project landing page to provide feedback in a short survey about the site’s functionality and ways we can improve to create an overall better user experience. In addition we will hold four focus groups from February through March to collect qualitative feedback.

Phase 2 – Analyze the Data and Determine What’s Feasible

During this phase, we will do an internal analysis on the qualitative data captured via survey and focus groups to determine which updates on the site are most helpful for user experience.

Phase 3 – Engage with Phase 1 Respondents to Showcase Updates to the Site

At the end of the soft launch, we will reconvene with our respondents from the focus groups to highlight the updates that will improve: end-user experience; access to the data; learn how schools operate and how communities can take action.