Performance dashboards for montoring our schools may become a must-have for school districts in the future. I know that, where I live, each district's school budget vote is of great concern. What is the impact of the always fluctuating budget on student and school performance? An enterprise dashboard may be the perfect solution for teasing out the subtleties of this issue.
Here is a performance dashboard screenshot from pearsonschoolsystems.com, a provider of student information systems. They have put their reports and KPIs in pleasing dashboard layouts.
This performance dashboard allows the review that the district, school and student levels. This home page of the dashboard has a left navigation panel to traverse those levels and a favorite links tree control. On the right side, we have KPI charts. As you can see from the dashboard navigation, there are reports, queries, favorites, maintenance and proficiency profiles.
Homework: If you need a glimpse of how to apply performance measurement to schools and students, take a look at the book, Measuring School Performance And Efficiency. You should also scan this list of books on school performance.
So what or who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the design of enterprise dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books (or even screenshots of real business dashboards) and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots online, he was amazed to find how popular it has become. If you have a nice screenshot of a digital dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, please send an email to info _at_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy's favorite books.