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WSCUC Launches Interactive Key Indicators Dashboard (KID)
August 29, 2021 - WSCUC
Reinforcing its leadership in promoting in student success outcomes and commitment to transparency, WSCUC today opened public access to data on its accredited institutions via an interactive data visualization tool that presents trend and comparative information in a clear, easy to use format.
Key Indicators Dashboard (KID) displays information from federal data sets to present multiple years of metrics, trend data, and comparisons based on both national and WSCUC averages. KID provides integrated, accessible data on institution size and context, student completion, student finances, institution finances, and post-graduation outcomes. For example, users can easily view an institution’s median student debt levels and trends, and then see how they compare to WSCUC-accredited institutions and the national average in graph format.
KID was developed through a WSCUC initiative called “Better Conversations, Better Data,” funded by Lumina Foundation, to support evidence-based practices in accreditation. A central focus within KID is on disaggregated data to promote understanding of whether institutions are successfully serving students of color and underrepresented populations, and whether they are narrowing gaps in student outcomes by race/ethnicity, gender, financial need, and other factors.Access KID