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Data Dashboard

The Data Dashboard utilizes Nebraska data to address Nebraska’s individual student needs, measure progress, highlight trends, and refine action plans throughout the school year.

The Nebraska ADVISER Dashboard is a web-based view of student and staff data that provides educators with a quick and easy way to personalize instruction and make data driven decisions. The Nebrasak ADVISER Dashboard consolidates data from multiple systems which enables educators to efficiently analyze large amounts of information.

Nebraska ADVISER Dashboard Information
Early Adopter Interest Form

General Information

Ed-Fi Solution

  • The Data Dashboard is an optional tool for use by Nebraska public school districts

  • It will be designed to provide flixibility to upload information from different sources on different schedules to support local data analysis and research

Detailed information about the data dashboard solution is available from the following website:

Pilot Districts

Participation in the Nebraska dashboard pilot is an optional opportunity for Nebraska School Districts to apply data-driven decision making. Ten school districts have committed to participating in the pilot process, including:

  • Bancroft-Rosalie Community Schools
  • Fairbury Public Schools
  • Neligh-Oakdale Schools
  • Ponca Public Schools
  • South Sioux City Community Schools
  • Boone Central Schools
  • McCook Public Schools
  • Omaha Public Schools
  • Valentine Community Schools

The Plan of Work for piloting development and implementation of the Nebraska data dashboard will commence in three phases, each to proceed subsequently upon successful completion of the previous phase, between the months of September 2013 and December 2014.

Pilot Phases:

  1. Dashboard Readiness (September, 2013 – February, 2014)
    1. Define Partnership Structure
      1. Collaboration with local ESU
    2. Personnel Assignments
      1. Dashboard System Administrator
      2. Data Steward
    3. Pilot Engagement Meetings
      1. Participate in up to three pilot district engagement meetings designed to provide a forum for
        1. First Meeting – November, 2013
        2. Second Meeting – December, 2013
        3. Third Meeting – January, 2013
    4. Analyze Local Data Sources
      1. Map the data requirements for the dashboards - plus other collections optionally unified into the Ed-Fi standard - back to local source systems
        1. To facilitate this process, pilot districts will complete the Dashboard Readiness Assessment.
    5. Data Alignment to Ed-Fi Standard
    6. Identity Management Processes
      1. Identify current processes and roles
      2. Connect with ESUCC ID management solutions
    7. Determine Dashboard Goals and Metrics
    8. Develop Training and Implementation Plan
      1. Collaboration with Data Cadre efforts
      2. Partnerships via local ESU
      3. In-service opportunities
  2. Dashboard Development (February, 2014 – June, 2014)
    1. Work with NDE and relevant local/state contractor(s) for technical developments including:
      1. Integrate security with directory and source system for roles
      2. Development interface from source data system(s), using ETL or web services
      3. Test dashboards for data quality emanating from sources systems
  3. Dashboard Deployment (June, 2014 – December, 2014)
    1. Teacher and Administrator Training
      1. Data Cadre alignment
    2. Operational Classroom Use
      1. Feedback to NDE, partners, contactor(s)
    3. Knowledge Transfer

Contract Deliverables

Nebraska Dashboard

I Develop Initial Scope and Project Plan
I.c.i Project Plan and Scope Document
I.c.ii Project Plan
I.c.iii Payment Invoice and Payment Schedule

II Stakeholder Engagements

Workshop Materials and Presentations

Project Deliveral Acceptance Form
NE Stakeholder Findings
NE Pilot Districts - Feature Request Priorities Form


Stakeholder Summaries and Conclusions

Project Deliverable Acceptance Form
NDE State Stakeholder Sessions
NE Stake Holder Findings

III Customize metric Specifications and Wireframes
III.c.i Final Wirefram Mockups

IV Analyze Data Sources and Extend Ed-FI Schema as Required
IV.c.i Dashboard Data Mappings Ed-Fi v.Next
IV.c.ii Data Dictionary Ed-Fi v.Next
IV.c.iii Ed-Fi Extended XML Interchanges v.Next

V Develop ETL from Source(s) to Ed-Fi Database
V.c.i ETL Packages, Test Data, and Execution Scripts (Ed-FI 1.2)
V.c.ii Dev Dashboard (Test Data)

VI Customize Initial Dashboards for Specific Requirements
VI.c.i Dashboard Security Requirements and Identity Management Interfaces
VI.c.ii Customized Source Code (Ed-Fi 1.2)

V Develop ETL from Source(s) to Ed-Fi Database
V.c.iii ETL Packages, Test Data, and Execution Scripts - Final

VI Customize Initial Dashboards for Specific Requirements
VI.c.iii Customized Source Code - Final
VI.c.iv Metrics Database

VII Dashboard Integration (Phase I Pilots)
VII.c.i Dashboard Architecture Document
VII.c.ii Demo Dashboard (Anonymized Data)
VII.c.iii Production Dashboard for each Pilot District (Phase I)
VII Dashboard Integration (Phase II Pilots)
VII.c.v Production Dashboard for each Pilot District (Phase II)

X Accomplish Knowledge Transfer
X.d.i Knowledge Transfer Plan
X.d.ii Technical Training Materials
X.d.iii User Training Materials
X.d.iii User Training Sessions

VIII Pilot Dashboard with Select Districts
VIII.c.i Pilot and Statewide Rollout Plan
VIII.c.ii Pilot Summary Report

Accountability Data Extensions

XI Accountability Analysis
XI.c.i Universal Data Dictionary (Ed-Fi 1.2) with Proposed Accountability Extensions

XII Accountability Development
XII.c.i Universal Data Dictionary (Ed-Fi with Accountability Extensions
XII.c.ii Ed-Fi Extended XML Interchanges Schemas and Normalized Database Schema
XII.c.iii Data Mapping from Sources to Ed-Fi in Tabular Form
XII.c.iv Transactional ODS and Loaders to Support Accountability Extensions
XII.c.v Integration with SIS Vendors, to Support Loading of Accountability data Elements into the ODS, using XML or REST Interfaces

XIII Accountability Data Mart
XIII.c.i Design Document for the Data Mart
XIII.c.ii Data Mart Schema Scripts
XIII.c.iii ER/Studio Data Model


Development Accountability Data Mart & Production Accountability Data Mart

XIV Accountability Data Mart Pilot Testing
XIV.c.i Knowledge Transfer and Training for NDE Maintenance Staff
XIV.c.ii Pilot Summary Report

Data Warehouse

XV Ed-Fi Data Warehouse
XV.c.i Design Documentation for Schema and Metadata
XV.c.ii ETL Packages and Scripts to Support Loading the Data Warehoue from the Ed-Fi ODS
XV.c.iii Production Ed-FI Data Warehouse Supporting the Participating Pilot School Districts

XVI Data Warehouse Historical Data Load
XVI.c.i ETL Packages and Scripts to Load Historical Data from the Existing Data Warehoues into the Ed-Fi Data Warehouse
XVI.c.ii Successful Migration from the Existing Single Source NDE Data Warehouse into the Ed-Fi Data Warehouse

XVII Strategic Technological Sustainability Plan
XVII.c.i Technological Sustainability Business Case and Plan