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.

Explore how well your state's schools are serving Black & Latino students

Black and Latino students across the country experience inequitable access to advanced coursework opportunities. They are locked out of these opportunities early when they are denied access to gifted and talented programs in elementary school, and later in middle and high school, when they are not enrolled in eighth grade algebra and not given the chance to participate in Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and dual enrollment programs. As a result, these students are missing out on critical opportunities that can set them up for success in college and careers.

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.

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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.


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  • School Funding Guidebook

    This interactive workbook provides a structure to help your team better understand what is causing challenges related to School Funding and identify concrete n…

  • Teacher Quality and Diversity Guidebook

    This interactive workbook provides a structure to help your team better understand what is causing challenges related to Teaching Quality & Diversity and i…

  • Right Direction. Miles to Go.

    Over the past few years, Washington has experienced significant job growth — so much so that Washington had the fastest growing economy in 2018. During the sam…

  • Is Your State Prioritizing Teacher Diversity & Equity?

    Access to a racially and culturally diverse teacher workforce is beneficial for all P-12 students, particularly for students of color, who often thrive in clas…

  • Building Back for Equity: Guidance to Inform 2021 Early Childhood Grantmaking

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated longstanding systemic and structural inequities in early childhood, particularly for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and low-i…

  • “And they cared”: How to Create Better, Safer Learning Environments for Girls of Color

    All across the country, girls of color are excluded from school for subjective offenses like these, missing out on critical class time and opportunities to lea…

  • Resource Equity Diagnostic

    This comprehensive diagnostic is designed to help district leaders identify opportunities to improve equity and excellence by scoring your school system across…

  • The Education Combination

    Drawing on both research and the lived experiences of students, parents, and educators from across the country, this paper describes how the right combination …

  • SEAD Through a Race-Equity Lens

    Social, emotional, and academic development (SEAD), is a holistic approach to supporting students that is gaining momentum across the country.Existing research…

  • Inequities in Advanced Coursework

    Black and Latino students across the country experience inequitable access to advanced coursework opportunities. They are locked out of these opportunities ear…

  • 5 Things to Advance Equity in Access to and Success in Advanced Coursework

    Use data to identify the barriers that prevent students of color and students from low-income families from enrolling in advanced courses and take action S…

  • 5 Things to Advance Equity in Access to Strong and Diverse Educators

    Set – then meet – clear goals at the state and district level to increase access to strong and diverse educators Target resources to the districts and scho…

  • Young Learners, Missed Opportunities

    High-quality early childhood education (ECE) is important to the rapid development that happens in the first five years of a child’s life and has long-lasting …

  • If You Listen, We Will Stay

    A majority of the nation’s public school students are students of color, but less than 20% of teachers are teachers of color — and only 2% are Black men. While…

  • Webinar Series: School Improvement Under ESSA: What You Need to Know to Engage

    In the summer of 2018 The Education Trust hosted a series of webinars exploring evidence-based practices and policies that can drive improvement in struggling …

  • School Counselors Matter

    As part of a school support team, school counselors provide critical social-emotional and academic supports. Through a comprehensive school counseling program …

  • Motivation and Engagement in Student Assignments

    When students have the opportunity to attend classes that are engaging, creative, and relatable to their lives, they are more likely to succeed academically. U…

  • Checking In: Are Math Assignments Measuring Up?

    Nearly every state includes measures of college- and career-readiness in their accountability plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act, and the quality of cl…

  • Funding Gaps 2018

    School districts that serve large populations of students of color and students from low-income families receive far less funding than those serving White and …

  • Our Stories, Our Struggles, Our Strengths

    America is experiencing a diverse, cultural shift and the teacher workforce is lagging behind: While Latino students make up 25 percent of the U.S. student pop…