A starter kit illustrating the use of Microsoft Power BI to create meaningful visualizations from an Ed-Fi ODS. Includes reports at the district, school, teacher, and student level for early warning indicators. This is release 2, utilizing the Analytics Middle Tier.
The Sample Education Data Analytics project is a project to illustrate how to use Power BI, a business intelligence (BI) toolset, to create meaningful visualizations from analysis of data contained in an Ed-Fi ODS. The result is a set of reports at the district, school, teacher, and student level for early warning indicators described in the Balfanz model.
The proof of concept was intended to explore a few key questions on behalf of the Ed-Fi community, and to generate data that can help community members shape their plans and investments. Those questions were:
What are the capabilities of emerging commercial off the shelf (COTS) toolsets for business intelligence?
How can those COTS BI toolkits be applied to the Ed-Fi operational datastore and data in Ed-Fi format?
How can organizations effectively deploy COTS BI toolkits based on Ed-Fi at scale, including considering both security and ease-of-use? For this question, the POC pursued integration with the K–12 identity platform strategy of Microsoft.