Find the right data tools to meet your needs

The Massachusetts Education-to-Career Research and Data Hub can point you to a variety of tools with the data you need on enrollment, assessments, attendance, discipline, graduation rates, and more. Some tools featured below are easy to use and share. Others provide a great level of data but may require more advanced skills or support. 
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Explore your school or district

Are you looking for summary reports to discuss at district or school leadership team meetings? There are user-friendly reports available that require no data expertise.

Bring this tool to your next team meeting to explore trends in your school or district, including:
  • Multi-year trends
  • Enrollment and demographics
  • Attendance and absenteeism
  • MCAS scores and growth
  • Graduation and drop-out rates

Equity Lens

How is your school or district working to close the achievement gap? With the MCAS Data Explorer, you can quickly see and share trends in MCAS scores for various student populations, including by categories of race, ethnicity, low income, high needs, English learners, and students with disabilities.
For more advanced users, the District Analysis and Review Tool (DART) for Success After High School helps you compare indicators, performance, and post-secondary outcomes for students by race, ethnicity, and selected populations.

Compare your school or district to others

Wondering how your school aligns with others in your area? Looking for what works in similar schools? The District Analysis and Review Tools (DARTs) help you compare performance by school, student group, or over time.
Use the Trends-DART tab in Profiles to compare indicators on enrollment, attendance, assessments, and staffing over five years. Select a similar district to compare and break down by subgroup for further detail.
Animation showing how to use the DART Trends feature on Profiles
Examine selected indicators specific to English learners and programming, including enrollment and demographics, curriculum and assessment, English language proficiency, staffing, and federal grants. Compare up to 10 districts at once.
A screenshot of the graphs comparing enrollment in the DART Detail: Success After High School Online Dashboard

Select your target and comparison schools to explore high school participation, performance, programs of study, post-secondary education outcomes, and career development education. Choose the Student Group Comparison page to break down by gender, race, ethnicity, income, English learners, and students with disabilities.
Data presented in DARTs are available for download in the School and District Profiles Statewide Reports.

Analyze your own students' data

Edwin Analytics is a powerful data tool that provides authorized educators with access to classroom-level data spanning from early education to post-secondary education and the workforce.
For login credentials, reach out to the Edwin Analytics contact for your district. Then, sign in to Edwin to:
Compare student achievements at your school
  • Examine student outcomes by classroom, grade, student population, and more
  • Track what courses students are taking and how well they are doing
  • Examine MCAS scores by student population, grade, and classroom
Track the long-term progress of students in your classroom
  • Consider how students' grade 3 MCAS results relate to their early education experience
  • Explore students' attendance rates and transfer history
  • Track your ELs' performance on ACCESS tests over the years
  • Compare post-secondary outcomes of your high school graduates
Narrow down to specifics among student populations
  • Analyze the demographic data of students with IEPs and compare their test scores with those of general education students
  • Discover your students' views on engagement, bullying, safety, mental health, and more with the school climate data

Use Edwin to manage educator resources

Edwin allows you to create a summary report comparing student-to-teacher assignments by educator evaluation ratings and student populations.
  • Explore the classroom experience of teachers at your school, their in-field vs. out-of-field status, and work assignments.
  • Analyze teacher licensure rates, compare the number of teachers who passed the SEI course, SEI MTEL, or are ESL licensed, and view a list of those teachers assigned to teach specific courses.

Download and analyze large datasets

Search or browse by categories for datasets to export that span multiple years of data on early education, K-12, and college and career outcomes. Refer to our Getting Started page for tips on working with data.