The Uplift Education system has 34 schools on 17 campuses, with just over 14,000 students. In this vast network of campuses, collaboration is key to student success.
Tableau Server serves as a front-end platform for teachers, principals, and leadership to interact with data from the Uplift Education data warehouse and Excel spreadsheets. Dashboards present unified profiles of students and teachers, displaying data about tests, grades, attendance, compliance, and more.
With all of this data at their fingertips, teachers can understand how to meet the needs of their students, and adapt as needed. With Tableau, Uplift Education can be proactive in their mission to “empower students to reach their highest potential.”
Furthering a mission with data
Tableau: Can you tell us a little bit about Uplift Education?
Thomas Hay, Director of Data Strategy: We're a network of 34 schools on 17 campuses with just over 14,000 students. And many of our students will be the first in their families to attend college.
Our goal is to really prepare students to get to and through college and to be able to contribute to their community and do great things.
Tableau: How is Tableau making an impact at Uplift Education?
Thomas: Tableau is helping us further our mission at Uplift Education by serving as really the front-end platform for our teachers, principals, and leadership to really interact with the vast sources of data that we have from many different data warehouses, Excel spreadsheets.
So Tableau helps us in the furthering of our mission by providing an interactive platform that we can aggregate the vast variety of data sources that we have into a central location.
31 of our schools are Title One schools, so that means that they have a high number of students from low-income families. So they can understand how students are progressing through the Uplift curriculum, where there might be opportunities for reteach because of potential misunderstanding
Tableau: What kind of dashboards are you viewing in Tableau? How does faculty access the data?
Thomas: So we connect Tableau to our data warehouse and we use Tableau Server and Tableau Desktop to display dashboards that are pulling together a unified profile of a student, unified profiles of teachers, showing information on tests, whether they're local, state, or nationally normed tests to show how students are progressing through our curriculum, to highlight students that may need additional support and help.
We also use it as a way for them to export data. So if they want to pull down data on a particular student or their classroom or their school, they're able to do that using the export features that are part of Tableau.