The New York State Education Department (NYSED or the Department) has developed a Parent Dashboard to increase transparency and make information about school performance and other school-level data easier for parents and the public to access. The Parent Dashboard is now available in addition to the New York State School Report Card on the Department’s public data site. The Parent Dashboard offers information on all public schools including charter schools.
The Parent Dashboard is part of New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, which emphasizes equity in education for all students and expands measures of school accountability and student success. In making the dashboard publicly accessible, NYSED aims to provide a resource that is truly valuable and will serve as a model for other states.
In 2019, NYSED gathered feedback from parents and stakeholders to guide the work of developing the Parent Dashboard. This year, NYSED is gathering additional feedback from parents and stakeholders to further guide enhancements to the Parent Dashboard. Parents and all other community stakeholders to explore the Parent Dashboard and provide feedback via an online feedback survey available in 17 languages. NYSED will use this feedback to identify the data most useful to parents and the public to make ongoing improvements to the website.