New tool tracks state educator prep programs

By Laura Devaney
June 30th, 2015

Dashboard uses SAS software to track teacher, school leader impact; tool monitors quality and quantity of public school educators

unc-educatorThe University of North Carolina system’s new Educator Quality Dashboard provides public access to the university’s research and trend data on the performance of North Carolina’s public school educators.

Built with SAS data visualization software, the interactive online tool enables citizens to analyze and display data on the UNC system’s efforts to prepare more and higher-quality teachers and school leaders for the state’s public schools.

Creating an Educator Quality Dashboard for educational institutions, policymakers and the public was a key recommendation of the UNC Board of Governors Subcommittee on Teacher and School Leader Quality. The result is a way to monitor, track and assess the performance of the UNC system and its 15 nationally accredited teacher education programs. The dashboard uses SAS Visual Analytics to display multiple years of data collected for the university’s educator quality research efforts.

Next page: What users can do with the dashboard data