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Academics, Demographics, Finances

Turning data into knowledge

Excellence in education is about students learning and financial stewardship. Whether you are looking at one school or many, Epicenter’s easy-to-understand dashboards allow you to measure and monitor performance.

Epicenter imports data from your submissions to provide key measures of a school’s — or a portfolio of schools’ — academic and financial performance. It also shows key information at a glance about the students you serve. Whether you’re looking at one school or many, you gain insight at a glance.

Advance Your Educational Mission

Measure student readiness for college, work and life

Overview

Epicenter’s academic scatterplot helps you immediately understand the academic performance of multiple schools at a glance.  Our scatterplot allows you to identify how each school is performing compared to other schools in your portfolio in the areas of math and reading. Customized target lines allow you to quickly see what proportion of schools are meeting your achievement goals.

Drill-down

Understand an individual school’s performance in various test subjects at different grade levels over a number of years. If the data are available, you’ll also see how students who have attended the school for several years are scoring. If you are a school leader or board member, you can use Epicenter to review your school’s achievement trends, strengths and weaknesses.

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Reading Achievement and Growth
Reading Actual to Target Scores
Math Achievement and Growth
Math Actual to Target Scores

Know Your Financial Health

Stay ahead of money problems

Overview

Epicenter’s pie charts allows you to quickly understand the financial health of your portfolio of schools using 5 key financial targets. Each chart shows how many schools are meeting, nearly meeting, or completely falling short of the target. You can select part of the pie chart and identify the corresponding schools in a list. Choosing a school on that list brings up the school’s individual financial metrics.

Drill-down

See an individual school’s various financial metrics charted in separate line graphs. The background of each graph is shaded white, pink or red; values in the pink or red regions could be cause for concern. Scanning all of the charts provides you with a good picture of a school’s short-term and long-term financial prospects.

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Understand your student population

Know your students to help them succeed

Overview

Epicenter’s demographics dashboards allow you to quickly understand the student population of your school portfolio. Within this dashboard, you’ll be able to examine the population of all your schools so you know how to best meet their needs and focus on their success. Use student demographics to understand the students that you serve and enrollment trends to optimize your program’s effectiveness and resource utilization.

Drill-down

Detailed information about the students you serve is now available at your fingertips. Understand where your students come from by seeing a breakdown of the school districts they live in. Identify the percentage and number of students who qualify for free- or reduced-priced lunch, are English language learners, or receive special education services. Track student enrollment trends across your portfolio or school by year, grade, and enrollment duration. Monitor enrollment to exercise good fiscal stewardship and make sure your financial projections are on track.

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What It Means for You

Clarity, direction and confidence

Multiple Schools:

  • Identify your best- and worst-performing schools.
  • Determine which schools are meeting their academic goals.
  • Identify schools that are good candidates for replication.

Single School:

  • Pinpoint your program’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develop well-grounded plans for improvement.
  • Proceed with confident that you understand the two fundamentals: your academic progress and your financial base.

 

“Epicenter gives us peace of mind and confidence. We know that all our reports are up-to-date and available for easy and fast retrieval. Epicenter helps our team stay focused on what really matters: teaching and learning.”

Sandra Stugelmeyer
Lafayette Charter School | Minnesota