New COVID dashboard to provide early warnings for schools
Superintendents and their teams can analyze COVID trends in their own districts and surrounding schools with an online dashboard that will go live in September.
The dashboard should fill a critical gap in coronavirus information that has been challenging school leaders as they try to make decisions about online learning, in-person instruction and the other issues complicating the 2020-21 school year, says the coalition developing the database.
The partnership behind the dashboard includes AASA, The School Superintendents Association; the National Association of Secondary School Principals; the National Association of Elementary School Principals; Brown University professor of economics Emily Oster; and Qualtrics, an experience management company.
More from DA: 6 strategies for improving distance learning
The data should allow education leaders to create more sustainable, data-driven action plans as the school year progresses, the group says
Data collection for the database will start in early September, and the dashboard will be live and available to the public about a week later.
Qualtrics will help analyze data so education leaders and researchers can identify local COVID trends, such as early indicators of outbreaks.
DA’s coronavirus page offers complete coverage of the impacts on K-12.
Interested in edtech? Keep up with DA's Future of Education Technology Conference®.