Fix That Graph

Fix That Graph – Sources of Revenue

Here’s the scenario.  A local school district has just released its proposed budget for the upcoming two-year period.  Within the 157 page budget document are two pie charts – one for revenues and one for expenditures.  The graphic on the left is the actual pie chart for revenues. Take a look at the graph and …

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Fix That Graph – Grade Distribution in 8th Grade English

Today’s graph features data related to grade distributions for 8th grade English.  School improvement teams sometimes show grade distributions as a tool to show improvement in a content area.  Sometimes a community wants to see the distribution of grades to determine if there is grade inflation.  Sometimes college staff looks at distribution of grades for …

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Fix That Graph: Proficiency Scores on a State Test

Each year, at the end of “testing season”, folks all over the country scramble to prepare charts and graphs for school board presentations.  Today’s post is an example of a graph that is used to share results from a state test. Download the pdf file to read how I suggest the graph be improved.

Fix That Graph: Tax Revenues by Source

The scenario is a City Council or a School Board presentation.  You get to talk about the budget – and one thing you’ve decided to include is an overview of tax revenues by source.   The data has been designed – but does it meet the mark? Download the pdf of Deb’s analysis in this newest …

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Fix That Graph – Student Enrollment

It’s your turn.  You get to make the enrollment graph for the next meeting of the School Board.  Yippeee! Here’s what you’ve come up with.  Ugh!  You’re just not satisified.  But don’t worry. There’s a fix.  Just download the pdf below and you’ll have it in your squeaky-clean,  germ-free hands.Fix That Graph, 02

Fix That Graph: Real and Personal Property

I sometimes just shake my head when I see the visuals that are used in city and school district presentations.  The good news is that just about any data graphic can be improved and I’ve got ideas about how to do that.  This is the first in a series of posts to encourage the use …

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