I worked on several data dashboards while at Edmentum. The first was for a well-used product called Study-Island. The initial Study Island teacher experience was loaded with "short-cut" links and text. It was difficult to navigate. Study Island is a powerhouse of data reporting and tracking, but teachers needed a better way to capture and visually digest the data they were receiving from their students in-app work. Rather than running cumbersome and long reports we gathered feedback from educators to surface the right kinds of data. The results were a long-term increase in usage and logins to Study Island and teachers clamoring for more.
Study Island Sensei gives a quick look at how students are doing on a high-level while allowing teachers to drill into each student-card for additional details or to seek class-level information by the drawer at the top. Colorful metrics relate back to how teachers see their classrooms - color coded and highly organized!