Case Study: Using Mosaic to Track and Reduce Chronic Absence at Novato Unified School District

Meet Stefanie:

Stefanie Parnell is the assistant principal at Hamilton Meadow Park School in the Novato Unified School District, which sits just thirty minutes north of San Francisco. Recently, Parnell has been using data to better understand chronic absence trends at her school and improve student attendance.

Data and Attendance at her District:

NUSD has recently adopted a district-wide push to improve attendance. Previously, it used a single, average attendance rate that was reported to schools monthly out of their SIS. Much to Parnell’s delight, Hamilton is now one of several NUSD schools piloting Mosaic District Progress Monitoring for more actionable data access, along with the district’s central office.

Stefanie’s “Aha!” Moment:

With access to interactive, intuitive dashboards, Stefanie had an “Aha!” moment that changed Hamilton Meadow’s attendance strategy. Read about what she discovered about her students and what she changed as a result in the full case study, Using Mosaic to Track and Reduce Chronic Absence at Novato Unified School District.

 

See below for a tour of the reports NUSD used:

District Profile
Dashboard designed for superintendents and their leadership team.

  • Visualizes leading indicators to monitor progress toward NUSD’s goals, including attendance, assessments, suspensions, course failures, and many more.
  • Compares performance across schools, grade levels, and student subgroups to understand trends over time and invest in efforts that will drive the highest priority outcomes.

(Note: At Schoolzilla we take both data visualization and data privacy very seriously. For these reasons we are displaying real Schoolzilla reports with 100% fake data.)


School Profile 
Dashboard designed for school leaders and principals.

  • Provides school leaders with actionable data from multiple sources all in one place.
  • Equips leaders with the data they need to implement timely intervention and deploy resources strategically to address areas of need.


Our Schools
Dashboard designed for superintendents and their leadership team.

  • Enables administrators to review individual school progress against key goals at a glance.
  • The list can be sorted and filtered by performance and attributes like school level for easy analysis at your fingertips.
  • Very similar to Our Students, a dashboard that shows school leaders, principals, and teachers see their students’ data.

 

Read the full story in the downloadable case study, Using Mosaic to Track and Reduce Chronic Absence at Novato Unified School District.