Illuminations and Insights
We shine a light on our partners, the work we've done across the country, and insights from our team members.
Flexibility during COVID-19: What we can learn from California’s use of interim assessments in the 2020-21 school year
Many local education agencies (LEAs) in California administered an interim assessment instead of the state’s summative assessment in 2020-21. Using data from 47 LEAs, we compare participation and proficiency rates in 2020-21 with pre-COVID rates, as well as highlight the work of one school that excelled in supporting their students’ learning during COVID-19.
Using Shiny to enhance the interpretation and utility of educational data
Making data useful and engaging is one of the most important aspects of our work at EA. This blog discusses reactive data displays, called Shiny dashboards, and showcases several features that make Shinys helpful to education stakeholders and data analysts alike.