Tennessee Department of Education Industry (TDOE) - Turning educators into master (data) storytellers.


The Tennessee Dept. of Education (TDOE) wanted to get data into the hands of school and school district administrators. There was a large amount of diverse data (different files, formats, etc.) that wasn’t displayed in a consistent way to support strategic planning or comparisons.  If one district was struggling with math ACT scores and another with math teacher retention, there was no easy way to put these issues side-by-side.

TDOE discovered the School Improvement Planning (SIP) product powered by Juicebox and leaned on the Juice and team to help with the design and flow of their performance dashboards to maximize usability. The data was transformed from many columns and rows into intuitive, easy-to-read data stories that could be explored from top to bottom. In addition, each school’s individual story gets benchmarked to the state’s overall average and their peers with the help of the Eldarian team.. Districts are now able to see best practices at work in the data, and use data in their strategic planning -- something that wasn’t possible before SIP.

“Several school superintendent have told us Juicebox allows them to understand the data and conduct the strategic planning they’ve been asked to do but have never been able to do.  Juicebox has been far better than we imagined.”   Nate Schwartz

Chief research and strategy officer for

Tennessee Department of Education

School Improvement Planning (SIP) powered by Juicebox

The SIP solution has created a new level of data engagement by school and district administrators.  Not only are districts reading, understanding and discussing their data as stories, but strategic planning is now at a place it hadn’t been previously.