Miami-Dade County Public Schools Renews Contract for Geovisual Analytics

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has renewed their annual contract with GuideK12after a successful year using its geovisual analytics solution. This web-based technology allows M-DCPS administrators the ability to instantly explore and analyze district data in real time to improve and streamline district planning.

“We used GuideK12 this past school year throughout our attendance boundary committee processes," said Charlene Burks, Administrative Director of the Federal & State Compliance Office at M-DCPS. "With GuideK12 at our fingertips, it was quick and easy to run various “what if” scenarios and deliver that information immediately to all stakeholders involved. In the past, this could have taken a staff member two days or more to complete, with GuideK12 it took just minutes.”

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) turned to GuideK12 to visualize student data on an interactive map, as an aid to planning and decision making. GuideK12 aggregates disparate data sets and visualizes the information to allow analysis on a range of needs such as language, economic, academic, building capacity, special services and more.

“Boundary planning was the first application that caught our attention because of GuideK12’s ability to immediately show the impact of a boundary plan or change. Since diving deeper in to the tool over the past school year, we have expanded its application to so many more areas across our district,” said Debbie Karcher, Chief Information Officer of M-DCPS.

“With GuideK12, we can plot interest in magnet programs, determine demand and target new program creation based on the needs and wants of our students and their parents. It has proven to be an invaluable tool in making students aware of the offerings here at M-DCPS and that they no longer need to look outside the district to find a program they want or need, which is a huge help in the planning of our budgets.” Karcher added.