Practices with Promise Success Story
Submitted By: Kathy Walker, Ventura County Adult Education Consortium
- Type of Practice: Data & Accountability
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There was a desire to have greater transparency regarding students served by CAEP member agencies, and to be able to provide wider access to the student reports that agencies use to measure their effectiveness and inform planning decisions. Moreover, there was also a need to be able to more easily rollup / disaggregate this data across agencies and program years, with greater regularity and accuracy.
To address this challenge, VCAEC created an interactive dashboard displaying common TOPSPro reports with the ability to drill down across agencies and program years. The dashboard is public and posted to the consortium's public website where any interested stakeholders may access it.
Improved transparency regarding member effectiveness and data reporting. Also, in developing the processes needed to maintain the dashboard, agencies have become more attuned to the nuances of data reporting, which has subsequently helped to inform conversations about data definitions, priorities, use, and data quality.