This page contains content related to selected Conference Presentations given by RPEO staff.
Put It Up to Eleven:
Maximizing Student, Staff, and Parent Climate Surveys to Drive Organizational Change
Qualtrics X4 Summit
Ensuring that students, staff, and families experience a positive school and district climate is important to MMSD, so we survey these groups on this very topic every year. After two years of administration, we wanted to elevate the survey to make it more meaningful, more engaging, and even more fun, ideally resulting in more voices being heard. We did just that. We made changes and leveraged the benefits of Qualtrics to make it happen - and we want to share with you how we did it.
Presenters: Jill Brown, Bo McCready, and Beth Vaade
Debunking Urban Education Myths
We often harness the creative power of Tableau to advance arguments or supplement our regular reporting. In this presentation, we use Tableau to advance arguments to bust a few urban education myths related to MMSD: (1) that Madison is a wealthy, white community, (2) that to increase staff diversity, MMSD need only hire more teachers of color, (3) that state accountability systems account for differences in student populations, (4) that MMSD schools are in fine condition, and (5) that test score distribution patterns vary across demographic groups.
Presenters: Bo McCready and Beth Vaade
- Presentation at Tableau Conference 16
- Presentation to District Administration
Accompanying Interactive Visualization Links
- Student demographics have been constant over time
- Teachers and school leaders can't engage with massive datasets (other versions available at mmsd.org/climate)
- MMSD schools are in fine condition... or are falling apart
- State accountability systems account for differences in student populations
- Test score distribution patterns vary across demographic groups