LDOE increases transparency of education progress and finances with a new EPIC dashboard

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Louisiana Department of Education boosts its accountability and transparency through a new EPIC (Education Progress and Investment Charts) dashboard. The new tool gives citizens an easier way to view K-12 education progress and finances. Superintendent Cade Brumley says transparency remains the overall commitment.

“You can find information on how resources have been invested in those particular systems. Where are systems spending their money? And this is something we’ve heard from the community that they would like to see and so we’re proud to release this EPIC dashboard to the public.”

EPIC allows visitors to view data at the state or school system level ranging from ensuring students enter kindergarten ready to high school graduation. It also provides priority objectives and indicators and also investment summary of types of purchases made with pandemic relief funds. Brumley says it shines a light on educational outcomes statewide.

“We have made significant strides in terms of national rankings. We hope that this particular EPIC dashboard will be a tool that can be utilized in local communities.”

Louisiana ranks in the top 10 nationally for education freedom. As part of its Louisiana Comeback plan launched in 2021, the LDOE developed a website for visitors to view their school system’s academic recovery plan and how pandemic relief funds are being budgeted and spent. Brumley encourages Louisianans to visit and to understand how schools operate.

“It could be found on our website, Lousianabelieves.com, and the average member of the public can go in and take a look at what outcomes it like in school systems across the state and how they’re investing their resources.”

EPIC also gives visitors options to share feedback and download data.

 

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