The basic idea is to present student performance data in a dashboard so that a teacher can rapidly and effectively monitor the performance of students to help them improve their math skills.
Links to the data are provided on the blog post here and contain behavior, aptitude, and achievement information for students in a single high school mathematics class.
I wish I had some spare time to devote to this exercise.
The winner of the competition will get their dashboard included in Stephen’s Second Edition of Information Dashboard Design, due out in 2013.
Bootnote: Stephen has also just released the Second Edition of his first book: Show Me the Numbers, available now.