Thursday, April 23, 2009

High Noon at the Data Corral

KDE spokeswoman Lisa Gross sent out a little guidance this morning for data munchers everywhere.

The KDE Web site has a lot of data on a variety of items related to P-12 education, and it's often difficult to maneuver around the site to find those data sets.

A new page on the site serves as a corral of sorts for the various spreadsheets and other data collections this agency provides. It's called the Data Center, and it can be accessed from the homepage ( The link is on the left side of the main page.

The Data Center provides links to information about enrollment, personnel, test scores, finance and more. It’s a way to quickly find commonly requested items without having to click through multiple layers or take your chances with a search.

Another page on the KDE site recently has been updated and may be helpful. It's the proof of Progress page, where you can find information about Kentucky's achievements in P-12 education. Proof of Progress also can be accessed from the main homepage by clicking on the link on the left side.

And, don't forget to check out the Kentucky Education Facts page for lots of information about the state's P-12 education system.

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