Indiana’s New Online Data Portal Takes User-Friendly Approach to Reporting School Data

Indiana’s New Online Data Portal Takes User-Friendly Approach to Reporting School Data

February 6, 2020

The Indiana Department of Education’s new data portal, INview “provides both general information about the state’s approximately 1,900 K-12 schools, along with data visualizations on performance metrics like attendance and academic achievement.” The tool was intentionally designed to present school data in a user-friendly manner in order to “fulfill transparency requirements set forth by” ESSA. Using a question-and-answer format, the portal showcases school data on demographics, performance, spending, suspension and expulsion rates, and more. The ultimate goal, according to the Indiana DOE, is to make school-level data more accessible.