Ohio Arts Education Data Dashboard Demo

Hello, everyone. Welcome to the Arts
Education Data Project Interactive Dashboard for Ohio. Here, you will find a
series of data visualizations to provide greater insight into the findings from
the Ohio Arts Education Data Project. This project is based on the belief that
all Ohio students deserve high-quality arts education that will help develop important skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive workforce. Ohio’s laws pertaining to public education include the fine arts as part
of the prescribed curriculum and a one-credit graduation requirement, with the fine arts being defined as music, visual art, dance, and drama and theatre. Ohio is proud to be among the first few states in the nation to provide an
online arts education data system available to the public. And with that, we’ll turn our attention over to exploring the Ohio dashboard. Using the dashboard, you can review school level, district, county, and statewide data. The interactive, color-coded dashboard displays arts access and enrollment data
for Ohio’s pre-k through 12 schools as reported annually via the state’s
Education Management Information System. Data from ensuing school years will be
added annually, allowing the process to show the status of arts education over time. Demographic data is from the National Center for Education Statistics. One important note on the data presented in the dashboard is that ‘access’ refers
to arts courses being offered by a school while ‘enrollment’ refers to actual
student participation in those arts courses. As you can see at the top of
your webpage, data dashboards consist of five main search tabs. The first dashboard
brings you to the ‘Welcome’ tab, which is the default view. This page provides a state overview searchable by county, district, school type, and locale, such as city versus suburb or town versus rural. Through this view, one can see total
student enrollment, total students enrolled in arts courses
as a numeral and as a percentage, and total students who have no access to
arts courses. One may also view the number of students who have access to
arts courses, which can also be seen according to demographic measures of the percent of students receiving free and reduced-price lunch, a standard indicator of economic level, and according to school types, such as elementary, middle, and high school. This page also shows total student enrollment in each of the
four major arts disciplines of visual arts, music, theatre, and dance, as well as the breakout of specific courses offered in each of those disciplines. In general, during dashboard searches you will see a series of filters. You may select ‘county’ and ‘district’ to review the data. Traditional and charter school and
locale codes may also be selected to change the data visualization. To start over, you may choose the ‘reset ‘arrow at the bottom of the page or change the filters to ‘all.’ You may choose any combination of
filters to use. Due to data limitations, some information may not show based on filter combinations. We recommend you start slowly by selecting a county and exploring the view. Then you can begin selecting additional filters. Use the tabs at the top of the screen to navigate to other interactive views. The ‘state overview’ tab shows the percentage of student arts participation, or
enrollment, by county, district, and school building for each of the four major arts disciplines. it is also searchable by individual
county. For instance, we can click ‘Scioto County; to determine arts participation
by discipline at the district and at the school level. Next up, the ‘Discipline Dashboard’ tab. The ‘Discipline Dashboard’ tab allows identification of the number of schools, the number of arts educators, the student-to-arts-educator ratio, male and female student enrollment numbers, and specific arts courses enrollment numbers for each of the four major arts disciplines. Again, this is all searchable
by state, county, district, and school building. Then moving on to the next tab. The next tab is the ‘District School
Detail Dashboard,’ and this provides numerical details of student enrollment in each arts discipline, in each specific course, and also at each grade level. This is also searchable by state, county, district, and school building, and is presented numerically as well as graphically. Finally, the ‘Year Over Year
Dashboard’ tab offers a view of the percent change in enrollment in each of
the four major arts disciplines for each school building, comparing the most recent school year available with the previous school year. So, for example, if we click on ‘Scioto County’ again, we can see that there is an uptick in arts
enrollment across multiple districts in the county in school year 16-17 as compared to the previous year. Here, individually archived school year data from years past will also be searchable once at least four complete four years
of data are included in the database. So, these dashboards will be continually
updated with new datasets as they become available. And with that, we’ve covered
all five of the data dashboard tabs, and we welcome you to begin exploring the dashboard for yourself! Thank you!

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