Data Visualization Toolkit: Tools & Tips for Presenting Data Effectively

The purpose of the toolkit is to help state Part C and Part B staff effectively create and use engaging data displays. For each data visualization topic, the toolkit presents a comprehensive set of resources and information, including design principles, data considerations, accessibility tips, general how-to’s, examples, and sample tools. To use the toolkit, users click on one of the following topics: maps, interactive displays, dashboard, infographics, animation, color, charts, presentations, and data tables. DaSy and NCSI partnered to create the toolkit.

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Visualizing IDEA Data

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Now You See It: Seeing the Story in the Data

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