IFF’s new online map and tools show need for quality schools in Indianapolis July 1, 2016

To help parents and other education stakeholders understand and evaluate how schools in their neighborhood are performing over time, IFF has made new online tools available to the public.

The performance dashboard shows how individual schools in a particular city perform each year and lets viewers filter results by multiple factors, including school type, charter authorizer, and whether it’s within or close to a high-need area. The priority map toolranks areas according to need and allows viewers to filter schools by rating and school type.

Using these tools, IFF also recently introduced new data that improves and expands on a previous Indianapolis study to guide decisions about ensuring every child in the city can attend a quality school. The study, commissioned by the Walton Family Foundation, found nearly 59,000 children in Indianapolis lack access to high-performing schools and identifies the greatest-need areas.

This work fits with IFF’s overall education strategy to bring more quality schools to areas that need them most across the Midwest.

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