Webinar: Pathways Data Dashboard Tutorial
Join us for a 30-minute tutorial on what the new Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Data Dashboard has to offer!
Participants will learn:
- What early childhood data measures are available in NC
- Which data are disaggregated by race/ethnicity, income, and more
- Which data are available at the county or school-district level
- How to navigate the new data dashboard
- How to access the raw data and/or print reports
The interactive, online dashboard of early childhood data measures that influence third-grade reading was released by NCECF, as part of the Pathways to Grade-Level Reading (Pathways) initiative. The Pathways Data Dashboard supports a statewide effort to improve the collection, analysis and use of early childhood data in NC for young children, birth to age eight. It can be used by state and local policymakers, government agencies, community service providers, child advocacy organizations, Smart Start partnerships, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading communities, and others to make data-informed decisions about investments in early childhood and changes to policies and practices that affect young children and their families.
The data are organized into three goal areas that research shows are critical for improving children’s early literacy:
- Children’s health and development
- Supported and supportive families and communities
- High-quality birth-through-age-eight learning environments, with regular attendance
The dashboard also shares detailed data on third grade reading scores in North Carolina, as well as data on the community conditions in which children live that influence child outcomes—such as family economic security, housing stability, environmental health, and safe and economically-viable neighborhoods.
The data measures in the dashboard were chosen by a team of 30 experts from North Carolina’s leading universities, research institutes, government agencies, businesses and think tanks. They translated the research behind what moves third-grade reading proficiency into a framework of measures that helps North Carolina’s leaders, teachers, providers and parents know how our children are doing on the pathway to early literacy. The Pathways Measures of Success Framework shares the research on the connections between the measures and third-grade reading proficiency.