What exactly is an "overchosen" school?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words – here is some eye-candy: http://lottery.cb-pta.com/test/visualize.html

I wish I could embed it here in WordPress, but I have not figured out how to do that (yet). This is just a taste of what I am doing with Kindergarten Lottery data I have received via FOIA from the school district. Personally, I think this graphically (and dramatically) demonstrates how some schools are “overchosen”. The charts are somewhat interactive so please mouse-over to see more information.

Please keep in mind this is merely an appetizer; I intend to have real charts driven from real data in the very near future.

PS – if you try to explore this website a bit, please keep in mind that I recently changed hosts and am in the midst of updating from the old, text- and tech-heavy format to the newer, lighter format. But, hey, I’ll entertain questions about the old stuff as well. 🙂

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2 Responses to “What exactly is an "overchosen" school?”

  1. charlesdschultz Says:

    Here is a PDF I sent to Unit 4 Administration about the data we get from Alves. Essentially, it is a mess. At least, the data I finally receive each year I request it. I am hoping to clean it up and put some polish on it, some professional zing! 🙂 I mean, we pay this guy to do the Lottery process, why shouldn’t we demand better output?

  2. The Dilemma of Controlled Choice – community dialog requested « A citizen’s blog about Champaign Unit 4 Says:

    […] 1 January 2012 – Brief exploration of what “overchosen” means […]


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