Mapping education policies across the states
San Francisco, CA
The State of the States is an an interactive map application that compares components of individual states’ standards and assessment implementation efforts.
Together with the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) team, I took a look at their wide-ranging data sets, and brainstormed some interesting visualizations the team wanted to explore. The intial brainstorming sessions were fun: we spent time with pen and paper, sketching out rough ideas, and then took a deeper look at the data sets to see what patterns we might find in the data.
The State of the States map illustrates how different states approach education policies in several topic areas: English Language Arts and Math Standards, Science Standards, Assessment, ESEA Waivers (flexibility in adhering to some policy provisions), and Pre-K and Kindergarten assessment.