Data Visualization: K-12's Next Killer App?

In conjunction with the Visual Information Systems Center at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Pennsylvania Department of Education are utilizing data visualization software commonly used in medical and intelligence environments to pinpoint key data about district students. The project is called VIPER, and director Ken Sochats explains that data can be searched individually or collectively for commonalities such as GPA, aptitude, attendance, and more.

Matt Villano, former editor for CRN, is a California-based freelance writer.