The Department of Education released version 2.0 of ED Data Express, a public portal that releases K-12 education data to the public, according to the agency.
“By providing parents and educators with more robust and interactive ways to explore education data, we are supporting their ability to understand, evaluate and improve how we educate our children,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said.
The upgrade includes new data visualization tools, enhanced documentation and social networking options for users to the site that was originally launched in August 2010.
According to the agency, version 2.0 of ED Data Express offers a new visual layout and provides the public with more dynamic tools to interact with data:
- A mapping feature that allows users to view the data displayed on a map of the United States;
- A trend line tool, which displays a data element graphed across multiple school years;
- A conditional analysis tool, which allows users to view one data element based on conditions set by another data element.