Systems Thinking Informs Data Visualizations

Helping schools identify at-risk students and designing interventions is one of the most critical supports New Visions provides schools. The greater availability of real-time student data such as attendance rates, transit times, credit accumulation, marking period data, exit exam passage rates and other key indicators help make constant awareness systems possible.

Our stock and flow tools are grounded within a systems thinking framework and emphasize the interdependencies within our schools. The video below developed in collaboration with Andrew Garcia Phillips highlights these important linkages.

Our new website ( aggregates the two+ years of work we’ve been doing with LegibleData to marry applied systems thinking with powerful D3 visualizations.



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