Use Case: Comparing High School Graduation Rates with Third-Grade Reading Proficiency in Ohio and Kentucky

The Facts Matter data portal is an online tool for data sharing in the Greater Cincinnati region. Community representatives and local leaders (such as the United Way of Greater Cincinnati) have determined what indicators best measure the well-being of the region. They use Facts Matter to display these shared measures and community-level outcomes.

Improving high school graduation rates is one of the region’s community impact goals. The screen shots below show several ways Facts Matter visualizes graduation rates and similar indicator data.

High-Low Comparisons of High School Graduation Rates and Third-Grade Reading Proficiency in Kentucky

Above is a comparison of high school graduation rates in Kentucky and third-grade reading proficiency scores (county level). Blue indicates high graduation rates and high third-grade reading proficiency scores; red indicates high graduation rates and low third-grade reading proficiency scores; light blue indicates low graduation rates and high third-grade reading proficiency scores; yellow indicates low graduation rates and low third-grade reading proficiency scores.

 

Side-by-Side Comparisons of High School Graduation Rates and Third-Grade Reading Proficiency in Ohio

Above is a comparison of third-grade reading proficiency scores (left) and high-school graduation rates in Ohio (district-level).

 

Ohio Third-Grade Reading Proficiency Scores by Building

Above is a building-level view of third-grade reading proficiency scores in Ohio. Darkest circles represent buildings with highest levels of reading proficiency.

 

Ohio Third-Grade Reading Proficiency Scores by District

Above is a district-level view of third-grade reading proficiency scores in Ohio. Darkest shading represent districts with highest levels of reading proficiency.

 

Kentucky Third-Grade Reading Proficiency Scores (Chart View)

Above are Kentucky third-grade reading proficiency scores (district-level) viewed by levels of proficiency.

 

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