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Forum Annual Report 2003-04


National Cooperative Education Statistics System
National Forum on Education Statistics

Summary
2003-2004

Officers

Chairperson: Bethann Canada, Virginia Department of Education
Vice-Chair: Blair Loudat, North Clackamas Schools, OR
Past Chair: Raymond Yeagley, Rochester School Department, NH

Standing Committees

National Education Statistics Agenda Committee (NESAC)
Chair: Bill Smith, Sioux Falls School District, South Dakota
Vice-Chair: Brad James, Vermont Department of Education

Policies, Programs and Implementation (PPI)
Chair: Gerald Hottinger, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Vice-Chair: Nancy Resch, New Jersey Department of Education

Technology, Dissemination & Communication (TD&C)
Chair: Tom Purwin, Jersey City Public Schools, New Jersey
Vice-Chair: Madalyn Quinlan, Montana Office of Public Instruction

Publications

Financial Accounting for Local and State School Systems: 2003 Edition, November 2003
Members, Core Finance Data Task Force
Linda Champion, Chair, Administrator, Office of Funding and Financial Reporting, Florida Department of Education
James (Chris) Christman, Pittsburg State University
Matthew Cohen, Director, Policy Research and Analysis, Ohio Department of Education
Garnet Lavan Dukes, Bureau Chief, Education Information and Accountability Services, Florida Department of Education
Dori Nielson, Education Consultant, Missoula, Montana
Catherine Sielke, Associate Professor, University of Georgia, School of Leadership and Lifelong Learning
Consultant: Steven D. Honegger, Task Force Support, Senior Research Analyst, American Institutes for Research
Project Officer: Frank Johnson, National Center for Education Statistics

Forum Guide to Protecting the Privacy of Student Information: State and Local Education Agencies, March 2004
Members, Student Privacy Task Force
Dennis Powell, Chair, Illinois State Board of Education
Annette Barwick, Hillsboro County Florida School District
Patricia Gonzales, Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education
John Haigh, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
Jerry Hottinger, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Susan Meston, Muskegon Area ISD, Michigan
Nancy Resch, New Jersey Department of Education
Mary Schifferli, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
Leland Tack, Iowa Department of Education
Kathleen Wolan Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education
Consultant: Oona Cheung
Project Officer: Ghedam Bairu, National Center for Education Statistics

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Current Task Forces/Workgroup

Data Quality Task Force
Blair Loudat, Chair, North Clackamas Schools
Annette Barwick, Hillsborough County Public Schools
Bethann Canada, Virginia Department of Education
William Smith, Sioux Falls School District
Susan VanGorden, Lakota Local School District
Consultant: Andy Rogers, Education Statistics Services Institute
Project Officer: Ghedam Bairu, National Center for Education Statistics

Core Finance Data Task Force:
Linda Champion, Chair, Florida Department of Education
James Christman, Pittsburg State University
Matthew Cohen, Ohio Department of Education
Lavan Dukes, Florida Department of Education
Dori Nielson, Education Consultant
Catherine Sielke, University of Georgia
Consultant: Steven Honegger, American Institutes for Research
Project Officer: Frank Johnson, National Center for Education Statistics

Education Performance Indicators Task Force:
Steven King, Chair, Wyoming Department of Education
Lavan Dukes, Florida Department of Education
John Ferrara, Vermont Department of Education
Bobby Franklin, Louisiana Department of Education
Pam Homan, Sioux Falls School District
Sherrill Martinez, Kansas State Department of Education
Glenn McClain, Platte Valley School District, Weld RE-7
Deborah Newby, Council of Chief State School Officers
David Weinberger, Yonkers Public Schools
Lonnie Yingst, Great Falls Public Schools
Consultant: Tom Szuba, Education Research Consultant
Project Officer: Ghedam Bairu, National Center for Education Statistics

Exit Codes Task Force:
Wesley Bruce III, Chair, Indiana Department of Education
Roth Aymond, Louisiana Department of Education
Robert Curtin, Massachusetts Department of Education
Martha Haynes, Florida Department of Education
Steven King, Wyoming Department of Education
Bunny Mack, South Carolina Department of Education
Mary Pat Olsen, Minnesota Department of Education
Craig Neuenswander, Iola Public Schools, Iola, Kansas
Consultant: Tara McLarnon, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Project Officer: Lee Hoffman, National Center for Education Statistics

Virtual Education/Distance Learning Workgroup
Blair Loudat, Chair, North Clackamas Schools
Marilyn Grunewald, Franklin Central Supervisory Union, VT
Derrick Lindsay, Mississippi Department of Education
John Kennedy, Maine Department of Education
Steve Smith, Maine Department of Education
Connie Louie, State Education Technology Directors Association
Elizabeth Glowa, State Education Technology Directors Association
Mary Ann Wolf, Director of Leadership, Policy & Planning, SETDA
Consultant: Tom Szuba, Education Research Consultant
Project Officer: Ghedam Bairu, National Center for Education Statistics

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Special Task Order Awards 2004

Hawaii: Modification of Enterprise Data Model to Include Longitudinal, Student-Level Data
Kansas: Accessing Legacy Data through Modern Technology
Michigan: Electronic Data Collections Phase II
North Dakota: Develop and Implement Guidelines for Improving Data Use and Reporting Capacity
Vermont: Develop and Implement Guidelines for Improving Data Use and Reporting Capacity

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Additional Accomplishments

  • The Forum website was revised with a section on Forum Tools for members.
  • The Schools Interoperability Task Force (SIF) became an associate member of the Forum.
  • The Forum recognized the participation of local education agency representatives by sending individualized letters to their district or school board management.

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