• Data Visualization

In a spring 2016 class taught by SJMC professor Christopher Wells, I used the software Tableau for a data visualization project. The project is shown here in abbreviated form, as a Tableau Story with seven different figures. Several of the figures are interactive.

For this project, I evaluated trends in academic achievement gaps between black and white students by state, using 8th grade mathematics scores on standardized tests administered by the National Center for Education Statistics for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as “the nation’s report card.” Sufficient data for comparing black and white students for the period 1990 to 2015 were available for 37 states.

To view the figures in a logical order, start by selecting the first (leftmost) grey box at the top of the Tableau chart and advance to the next box/figure with the arrow or scroll-bar.

Header photo credit: Sebastian Sikora via Flickr/Creative Commons.

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