The Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta serves over 45,000 students and nearly 5,000 staff. In education, data is crucial to gauging student success and keeping standards high. Chief Information Officer, Raju Varanasi, shares how Tableau allows principals all over Australia to dive into their data. With Tableau Desktop, they can benchmark comprehension against nearby schools and track student progress. Also, principals have permissions to add local data sets to Tableau Server, enriching insights and establishing a single source of truth.
Investing in student learning
Tableau: What is the value of data in the education sector? Raju Varanasi, Chief Information Officer: We exist for students' learning. And we want to see that whatever we invest both time, effort, resources, facilities, give utmost value to the students' learning. Data in education, as in many other industries and sectors, is very valuable to inform the efficacy, the effectiveness, and the overall improvement that can happen. And it can also give opportunity to correct or intervene, as we say in education, in time so that the students get the best and achieve their utmost potential. Tableau: What were some of the challenges before Tableau? Raju: In the past, probably because of the lack of tools or lack of other opportunities, we could not triangulate the true value of data