Data Tools

Research-driven data and insights are at the core of our mission to expand equity and educational opportunities for California students and families. We’ve developed a number of data tools to help students, families, advocates, and other key stakeholders navigate our research and learn more about how Ed Trust–West uses datasets to guide our advocacy efforts for a more equitable and just education system in California. We track and study a number of education-related data and statistics, from California’s P-16 framework to digital divide maps and beyond.

Developing robust policy recommendations based on well-researched issues across a broad spectrum of issues in education is critical to advancing equity and bettering educational outcomes for students now and in the future.

The Digital Divide in K-12 Schools

This tool helps paint a picture of digital access across the state. Use this tool to zoom in on the needs of their community, evaluate the extent of digital divide, and build the case for resources in the hardest hit districts.

The Digital Divide in Higher Education

This tool helps paints a picture of digital access for college students across the state. Use this map to advocate for resources to ensure that every student has access to technology and connectivity to effectively engage with their learning.

Data Equity Walk Toolkit

This toolkit allows users to create their own Data Equity Walk, a 45-90 minute activity for any size audience – high school and college students, teachers, district leaders, community members, or others – to engage with education data and discuss equity issues.