Thursday, December 01, 2005

School Performance Mapping

School Performance Mapping

This is a great example of the interface between Google maps and school accountability.

This visual may have stronger impact on real estate sales then on improved student performance.

In particular, look at the sea of red in LA...Yikes...They have their work cut out for them.

Anyone readin this from a Cali school on the map? What do you think?

Here's the info found on their website:

School Performance Maps provides a "bird's eye view" of public school performance, based on test scores, currently with coverage of California and looking to expand to other states in the future.

Performance Data

School performance data is from the California Department of Education, Academic Performance Index. The 1-10 numbers represent the statewide rank of the school, from lowest to highest. On this site, the ranking is the rounded average of the rankings from the last 3 years of API base reports. Schools must have a valid API state rank in at least 2 of the last 3 years to be ranked here.

Geographic Data

Locations of most schools are from latitude and longitude information ("geocodes") included in the California School Directory data file. Other school addresses were geocoded using, Google Maps, and Yahoo Maps. Accuracy of locations varies. Where multiple schools have the same address, some of the marker locations are adjusted slightly to reduce overlapping. You may need to zoom the map in to see markers that could be hidden behind others. Proximity of a residential address does not indicate inclusion in a school's attendance area; contact the local school district for attendance eligibility information.


The information displayed on this site and software incorporated in this site are provided for your use with no warranty of any kind. No personal information is collected on this site.


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