NYSED seeks input on Parent Dashboard

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is building a website called the ESSA Parent Dashboard as a way to help parents and guardians become more informed about and involved with their children’s education.

The dashboard is expected to have information about school performance and other school-level data that parents and the general public may be interested in.

NYSED is encouraging parents, guardians and community members across the state to answer this eight-question survey to provide feedback on elements they’d like included in the dashboard.

You can access the survey at this link: http://www.nysed.gov/ZkS

According to NYSED, several additional considerations will guide the development of the Parent Dashboard, including:

  • input from parents and other stakeholders;
  • design features that meet the needs of parents;
  • content that is both informative and useful to parents and the public; and
  • opportunities for ongoing feedback to refresh content and to make continuous improvements.

The Parent Dashboard is scheduled for initial release in May 2019, with a final release in winter/spring 2020.