Data Tools

Ed Trust has developed a number of tools to help students, parents, educators, policymakers, and advocates more easily find and use key education data.

How well is your state serving its Black and Latino 3- and 4-year-olds?

Only 1 percent of Latino children and 4 percent of Black children are enrolled in high-quality state preschool programs. In 26 states where early childhood education enrollment is reported by race and ethnicity, not a single one truly provided high-quality and high-access for Black and Latino 3- and 4-year-olds.

How does your state stack up? Find out with our Early Childhood Education Equity Tool.

Ed Watch State Reports

Education Watch provide key state-level data on educational achievement and attainment for all groups of students. Where possible, it compare state performance on these important measures. Use Ed Watch to help identify your state’s successes and challenges and point to other states whose great work are models of best practice.

College Results Online

College Results Online (CRO) provides data on college graduation rates, net price, and other important information for nearly every four-year college or university in the country. This tool allows users to identify high-performing schools among similar institutions serving similar student demographics. If you’re considering colleges, this feature can help you pick one that has a good track record of success.

State of Funding Equity Data Tool

Inequities in funding are foundational to all sorts of other inequities in our schools. Yet as a nation, we continue to spend less on educating our low-income students and students of color — the very students who could benefit most from additional support in their schools.


Interactive P-12 Assignments Analysis Tool

The K-12 Assignments Analysis Tool includes assignments from a range of middle school grades and subjects and were collected from schools with different student demographics. Assignments fall within the low, mid and high range on our Literacy Assignments Analysis Framework. The Tool first notes how each assignment scores on the framework and then lists the details that support the scoring. In the second half of the annotation, we highlight particular key areas of the assignment that stood out for us and pose questions for you to consider.

State Academic Performance and Improvement Tool

The interactive State Academic Performance and Improvement Tool allows you to easily see how your state’s current academic performance and improvement over time compare with those of other states and the national average. The tool uses data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the only assessment with comparable results for all 50 states.

The Education Trust - West Tools

Ed Trust – West has developed a number of tools to help students, parents, educators, policymakers, and advocates in California more easily find and use key education data.

California District Report Cards Online

The California District Report Cards is a unique community-friendly web tool that provides grades and rankings for California’s largest unified districts on four indicators that reveal how well they are serving Latino, African-American, and low-income students.

CA District Report Cards

LCAP Watch

Every California school district, county office of education, and charter school must have a 3-year Local Control and Accountability Plan, or LCAP. How does your district plan to spend its state funding and serve all students? Do you have a plan to share? LCAP Watch is a repository for these plans and resources developed to help support districts and developing strong LCAPs.

LCAP Watch

California Financial Aid Tracker

With only half of California students applying, hundreds of millions of dollars in financial aid is potentially going untapped. Our California Financial Aid Tracker allows you to see how well California high schools and districts are doing in getting students to complete applications for college financial aid.

CA Financial Aid Tracker

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