Introducing the Benchmarking Dashboard

by | Jun 23, 2022 | Blog, Data Science, Emerging Technology, News, Uncategorised

We are excited to announce the launch of the new Benchmarking Dashboard.


Formerly known as the Dimensions Interpretation Tool, the new and improved interactive dashboard is perfect for benchmarking your survey results for core dimensions by comparing them to those from other evaluations based on work similar to yours.  It provides users access to the anonymised aggregate dataset, enabling them to see where their Toolkit evaluations sit within it.  You can compare your survey results to other Toolkit evaluations and filter them by a rich set of options to add context to the data you are collecting.

What has been updated?

The whole dashboard has been given a bit of a makeover to make it more user-friendly. The most important changes are explained below.

Major changes:

  • The name! Benchmarking Dashboard gives a more accurate description of what the tool is used for.
  • Richer data filters: you can now filter by the type of work which has been evaluated, rather than the type of NPO that did the evaluating. Explore the new filter panel to see the choice of what you can compare your results against.
  • Improved visualisations: the aggregate data for peers and public respondents are now displayed in boxplots which show the spread of results for each dimension and allow for easy comparison.

Minor changes:

  • Quantity of evaluations: the ‘n’ at the end of each boxplot tells you how many evaluation results are included in the charts.
  • Chart help button: this button explains what the charts are showing.


Why have we made these updates?

There are two main reasons:

1) We have been retrospectively tagging all the submitted evaluations in the Toolkit with appropriate metadata. It is this richer set of metadata means that we can now filter data by the type of work which has been evaluated.  Whereas previously available filters were: the region of the NPO, the funding band of the NPO and the artform of the NPO.  These new filters mean that when you are using the dashboard to benchmark, you can specifically benchmark against work that is similar to yours.  Furthermore, these work-specific filters mean that the dashboard can now be of greater benefit to a wider pool of Toolkit users, not just NPOs.*

2) The display is now much cleaner visually.  This makes it is easier to compare the different boxplot charts allowing you to get a quick sense of what your results mean, and you can view results from both peer reviewers and public respondents simultaneously.

Crucially, the Benchmarking Dashboard is a tool which can help you interpret the results that you are getting from your evaluations.  Access the Benchmarking Dashboard to start delving deeper into your data and establishing more insight.





*Remember to keep this dataset rich by adding properties to your evaluations and submitting your data!



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