Indiana Launches Modernized Data Portal to Fulfill ESSA Accountability Requirements

Indiana Launches Modernized Data Portal to Fulfill ESSA Accountability Requirements

January 31, 2020

Last week, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) formally launched INview, a “new innovative school information and data portal,” which was “designed to fulfill federal accountability requirements for transparency under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).” The portal gives parents, community members, and the general public a “robust view of districts and schools for both state and federal accountability measures, while sharing the performance and progress of Indiana schools.” It includes data that was once unavailable in the previous information portal, Compass, including “student-level spending for every Indiana public school, school environment data (including suspensions and expulsions), school-specific teaching level experience and demographics, and state and national awards and recognitions received.” The system also enables parents and others to compare districts and schools statewide more easily and efficiently.