New book covering the missing elements critical to success in building data capacity in education agencies. Authored by 3 data analysts with expertise in public education agencies.
New guide to help communities review and change the police budget in their city or county. Provides practical steps to quickly translate budget jargon into real world information.
New co-authored resource critiquing data and narratives used to justify increased police spending, problems with crime stats and studies, and evidence-based strategies to stop violence.
Podcast from the national radio show Reveal featuring analysis from Civilytics on prison gerrymandering in Wisconsin, which distorts communities' political representation because of residential segregation and disparities in incarceration.
New report combining data from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report and the U.S. Department of Education to examine how common campus police departments are, how many people they employ, and what kind of arrests they make.
Readings on data analysis, data science, and artificial intelligence. Intended to spark new ideas and prompt critical thinking about organizations' data system design.
Article examines English Language Learner reclassification policies using a regression discontinuity framework to show that being reclassified as fully English proficient has positive effects for students' educational outcomes.
Describes the Wisconsin Dropout Early Warning System (DEWS), a predictive model of student dropout risk for students in grades 6-9. Explains how DEWS' publicly available software modules can be applied to new data and outcomes.
Delivery of State-provided Predictive Analytics to Schools: Wisconsin’s DEWS and the Proposed EWIMS Dashboard
Situates the Wisconsin Dropout Early Warning System in the context of national models of predictive analytic systems in education, including a focus on the Early Warning Implementation Monitoring System (EWIMS).
Examines the degree of democratic control communities exercise over school boards through elections, combining election results for Wisconsin school districts with administrative records on local conditions.