Chapter 8 Data Tool

Report
State Data Tool
Science & Engineering Indicators
Robin Pentola
December 4, 2012
Presented at:
2012 FCSM Statistical Policy Seminar
Collaborating to Achieve Innovation and Efficiencies:
Advances and Opportunities
National Science Foundation
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics
www.nsf.gov/statistics/
Science and Engineering Indicators
Congressionally mandated, biennial publication
containing data on the U.S. and international
science and engineering enterprise.
700+ printed pages
8 chapters
appendix tables available online
State Data Tool
Grew out of Chapter 8 of Science and
Engineering Indicators
Designed to present information about various
aspects of state S&T infrastructure
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S&T education
Employed workforce
Financial R&D inputs
R&D outputs
S&T in the economy
• Large amount of data gathered at state level
• 2012: 58 indicators
• Print format restricted amount of data available to users
• By expanding the online presentation, able to include trend data for 20
years.
State Indicators in the data tool
Elementary and secondary education
8-1 Fourth grade mathematics performance
8-2 Fourth grade mathematics proficiency
8-3 Fourth grade science performance
8-4 Fourth grade science proficiency
8-5 Eighth grade mathematics performance
8-6 Eighth grade mathematics proficiency
8-7 Eighth grade science performance
8-8 Eighth grade science proficiency
8-9 Public school teacher salaries
8-10 Elementary and secondary public school current expenditures as share of gross
domestic product
8-11 Current expenditures per pupil for elementary and secondary public schools
8-12 Percentage of public high school students taking Advanced Placement Exams
8-13 Percentage of public high school students scoring 3 or higher on at least one
Advanced Placement Exam
8-14 Percentage of public high school students scoring 3 or higher on Advanced
Placement Calculus AB Exam
8-15 High school graduates among individuals 25–44 years old
State Data Tool
• Was selected for inclusion in the SCOPE (Statistical Community of
Practice and Engagement) Data Enclave project
• a proof of concept exercise documenting the consolidation of
public facing web tools from statistical agencies into a shared
cloud environment
• Worked with NSF IT security to ensure no vulnerabilities caused
by providing database structure and code to outside organization.
• Exported our database and code set for inclusion in the project
Possible additions
• Ability to switch between current and constant dollars
• Ability to group states by EPSCoR (Experimental
Program to Stimulate Competitive Research)
• Micro-maps presentation
• Ability to show standard errors or confidence bounds
• API for access to underlying data
• Development of a mobile app (challenge.gov)
Technology
Highcharts:
• a charting library written in pure JavaScript, offering intuitive,
interactive charts to your web site or web application.
• Highcharts currently supports line, spline, area, area spline,
column, bar, pie, scatter, angular gauges, area range, area spline
range, column range and polar chart types.
Highslide JS:
• an image, media and gallery viewer written in JavaScript. No
plugins like Flash or Java required.
• Lots of configuration options and scalability without compromising
on simplicity.
• If the user has disabled JavaScript or is using an old browser, the
browser redirects directly to the image itself or to a given HTML
page.
URLs
Science and Engineering Indicators 2012:
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind12/
State Data Tool:
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind12/c8/interactive/
Acknowledgements
Without the following, there would be no State Data Tool
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Jock Black, NCSES Mathematical Statistician
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Jeri Mulrow, Program Director, ITSP/NCSES
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NCSES Web support contract staff
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NCSES data collection contract staff, Taratec
o Paula Dunnigan, Cheikhou Athie, Jill Cape
*Special thanks to Lynda Carlson & Rolf Lehming
Contact Information
Robin Pentola
National Science Foundation
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics
4201 Wilson Blvd, Suite 965
Arlington, VA 22205
[email protected]
703-292-4662

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