New web site started working around 9 AM
Data on the 2010 performance of Kentucky’s public school system is starting to flow from the Kentucky Department of Education, and the link to the promised new data collection web site activated somewhere between 7:45 and 9 AM Eastern.
Apparently, the new ‘site’ is really a single web page portal that allows quicker and easier access to existing areas of the Kentucky Department of Education’s massive web site where the actual data has always been assembled for things like NCLB scores and college readiness rates. Still, it is a nice improvement in user friendliness, and hats off to the KDE technical staff for this update.
As a note about this new portal, only the section headings are actually links, at least at this time. You won’t go anywhere if you click on the individual subjects listed under the section headings. However, once you click the section heading, a new page opens where you can access the individual data listed in that section.
Also, several newspaper sites, like those operated by the Lexington Herald-Leader and the Louisville Courier Journal, have an extensive number of articles up already. It is obvious they received access to the data several days ago. But, there is a ton of information in the new reports, and there will be plenty of work for all for some time in analyzing all of this material.
I know I’ll be analyzing and writing about this material for some time yet to come.
And, if you are into the numbers, the new portal is a good place to get an overview of what is available.