Student Performance Dashboard Metrics

Sharing best practices around a set of predictive metrics and creating visual depictions of these metrics that resonate with educators.


The metric collection included in the Ed-Fi dashboards were selected through a rigorous screening process based on relevancy, usefulness, and impact.

Step 1
Best Practice Review

Review and analyze metrics utilized by "best of breed" districts across the nation

Step 2
Research Key Indicators

Understand what metrics are key indicators of student success based on research

Step 3
Stakeholder Feedback

Conduct interviews with classroom, campus, and district leaders to determine metric’s relevancy

Step 4
Metric Inclusion

Include metric in its final form in the dashboards used by educators

Guiding Principles

Effective use of metrics for monitoring student performance and outcomes can help teachers and administrators ensure students have every opportunity to stay on track to graduate. Guiding principles that drive the dashboard content and design include:

  • Metrics are grounded in research
  • Metrics represent leading indicators of student performance
  • Data is presented through a user-interface that is intuitive and user-friendly for educators
  • Insightful analysis of data guides early intervention for students in need

Metric Categories

Dashboard metrics can be categorized in a number of ways:

  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Student
  • Classroom
  • Campus
  • District

By the Type or Category of Metric Content

  • Information/Background: basic information about a student, campus or district including demographics, program participation, and other student profile information
  • Attendance and Discipline: Students are present and ready to learn
  • Standardized Tests: Students are meeting the standard level of achievement on standardized assessments
  • Other Assessments: Students are making adequate progress and growth across formative and summative assessments
  • Advanced Academics: Students are working to their full potential in advanced courses
  • Graduation and Promotion: Students are ready for promotions and graduation
  • College Readiness: Students are college and career ready
  • Postsecondary Success: Students are successful in a postsecondary setting
  • Staff: Teachers are highly qualified and effective
  • Operations: Schools are effective and well run

The collection of metrics is organized by category of metric. The content has been organized into chapters and subchapters which provide an overview of the metric content. Within each subchapter are links to more detailed technical information which serve as a guide for metric implementation. Detailed technical information is available at the entity level (student and campus) and includes the metric value definition, how metric data elements map to the Data Model, business rules, user interface notes and related implementation considerations.