Improve That Graph

I’ve set up a special page for this, but I’ll likely share my ideas through a post – at least at first.

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 – 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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