Battelle for Kids
Supported by funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Battelle for Kids will make its web-based solution to capture accurate teacher-student data linkage available to all states and school districts. This is a critical first step in using student performance data for measuring teacher effectiveness.
Choice Solutions, Inc.
Brennain Delaney, Zach Tussing, and Srinivas Kallakurchi
Choice Solutions is an end-to-end global Enterprise IT Service and Solutions provider with a proud tradition of helping educational entities build better citizens for tomorrow. Founded with a vision of partnering state and local agencies, Choice Solutions offers a holistic approach to moving and delivering education information and services to the proper stakeholders. With a portfolio of trusted and quality solutions, Choice has the privilege of serving many government organizations, including 14 state departments of education and numerous districts, regional education centers, and privately run agencies. By taking a partner-centric approach with customers and strategic business partners, the Choice Team is able to bring the wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion that is essential to drive innovation and success in today's rapidly evolving education technology market.
Gay Sherman, Aziz Elia, and Michelle Elia
CPSI's xDStudio delivers a highly scalable, extensible statewide longitudinal data system solution that provides automated real-time data collections and reporting. CPSI, Ltd., provides continuous data validation and error reporting along with longitudinal data analysis processes to give stakeholders up-to-date quality data that is always available for review, analysis, and reporting. The system can be easily expanded to include a larger set of data pulled from additional data sources. The XML generator allows the use of any pre-defined data standard, including School Interoperability Framework (SIF), SLI, Ed-Fi, National Education Data Model (NEDM), Common Education Data Standards (CEDS), Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC), or a combination of standards for various purposes.
CSDC Systems Inc.
Lisa Gauvin, Dean Mallory, and Duane Lietch
CSDC Systems Inc. demonstrates the Race to the Top (RTTT) grants management/performance monitoring solution developed for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Grantium solution G3™ is designed to automate the application, award, and monitoring requirements for RTTT school districts. This implementation allows the Massachusetts team to focus on strategic objectives and less time on operational demands. In the spirit of the RTTT program, Massachusetts is pleased to share the design and G3™ configuration solution with other RTTT states so they too may leverage their work, reducing costs and speeding implementation.
Philip Benowitz, David Butter, and Alan Hartwig
Deloitte has successfully implemented education data systems in six states as well as with the U.S. Department of Education. Deloitte presents and demonstrates its education data system point solutions and large-scale implementation capabilities. Working with clients and partners, it delivers technology, security, change management, and organizational development services to help clients implement the data systems that enable bold reform. Deloitte discusses how it can support education reform initiatives.
Shawn Bay, Wolf Boehme, and Daysie Kratz
eScholar—Building Futures One Goal at a Time. As the leading innovator in providing data and technology solutions to drive education, eScholar products provide clean, integrated data that can be used to drive effective innovations to promote and improve individual student achievement to systemically improve education. eScholar is introducing a new application, eScholar myTrack™, that harnesses the power of comprehensive longitudinal data to inform educational goals and to measure progress. A demonstration of the new product and how eScholar can support personalized education is offered. eScholar provides comprehensive solutions that are relied on statewide by 13 state education agencies, supporting 4,800 districts with more than 18 million early childhood through postsecondary students. www.escholar.com
ESP Solutions Group
Joshua Goodman, Steven King, Glynn Ligon, and Barbara Clements
ESP Solutions Group is solely focused on improving the quality of education data. Its team of education experts pioneered the concept of "data-driven decisionmaking" (D3M) and now partners to optimize the management of data within education agencies. ESP Solutions Group has advised school districts, all 52 state education agencies, and the U.S. Department of Education on the practice of K–12 school data management. They are nationally recognized experts in implementing the data and technology requirements of state accountability systems, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), EDEN/EDFacts, Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF), and the National Education Data Model (NEDM). Its collective expertise is represented in the Optimal Reference Guides (downloads are available at www.espsg.com/resources. php). To learn more, visit www.espsolutionsgroup.com.
Charlie Fitzpatrick, George Dailey, and Tom Baker
Education data vary tremendously between locations. Why? Geographic information system (GIS) software allows mapping and analysis of data comparing relevant factors. Online GIS allows users to easily view, post, save, and share maps. Use ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Online to explore, analyze, customize, and share data, helping viewers discover and understand patterns and relationships.
Hupp Information Technologies
Dean Hupp, Jill Roberts, and Michelle Hupp
Hupp Information Technologies demonstrates its Education Solutions, such as HIT-LS (Licensure System), HIT-Accred (School Accreditation System), and HIT-CAS (Cost Accounting System). Solutions are used in hundreds of state and local education agencies and can help with your education-related needs.
Joe Fox and Kim Schroeder
Infinite Campus Statewide Data Collection is accomplished through the Infinite Campus State Edition (ICSE) system that connects to and collects data from existing student information systems (SIS) as well as Infinite Campus and third-party systems, located at districts across the state for use by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). ICSE delivers proven, comprehensive ED functionality including unique student and staff IDs, district-to-district data transfers, and teacher-student data linkage while ensuring on-time, on-budget implementations. As the only vendor that has successfully implemented five statewide system initiatives, Infinite Campus has unique insights into the complexities and subtleties of planning and managing this important project.
Mizuni offers an unmatched PK–20 Enterprise Information Management Solution to meet states' rapidly evolving information needs. The Mizuni Solution is the ultimate tool to support student achievement through the collection, linkage, and real-time delivery of accurate, high value data from sources spanning the PK–20 spectrum, while offering rich functionality directly out of the box. Mizuni's State Solution allows for extensive customization to meet the requirements of the state education agencies and their many stakeholders. (Cancelled)
Jessica Bleak, Gary Johnson, Barbara Delbove, and Ric Ferrentino
State education agencies need longitudinal data systems that enable interagency linking, automate processes, increase data accuracy, and reduce cost. These interoperability solutions need to work with existing data systems and be scalable for future expansion. With over a dozen state deployments, Pearson has completed more standards-based implementations than any other provider, demonstrating an unquestioned commitment to education. Learn more about our Common Education Data Standards, Schools Interoperability Framework, Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council, and other standardsbased solutions—i.e., Pearson's secure electronic student record/transcript solution and our instructional improvement solutions—to help create a successful Lifelong Data Continuum (PK–20–W).
Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC)
Through open and transparent community participation, Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC) enables cost-effective connectivity between data systems to accelerate performance and service, to simplify data access and research, and to improve data quality along the education lifecycle.
In this era of increased informational requirements challenged by tighter budgets, the ability to collect, analyze, report, and share information in an efficient and cost-effective manner is tantamount to a successful educational policy. Often, the belief is that one must sacrifice specialization in technology systems, settling for standardization. That is, fitting policy to technology instead of making technology fit policy. At PTD Technology, we challenge that notion by providing customized, high-quality information collection, analysis, and sharing systems for less than or equivalent to costs of "COTS" systems.
Wes Avett, Scott MacConnell, and Acton Archie
SAS helps state education agencies track student progress and trends longitudinally from data such as attendance, test scores, and demographics. SAS enables states to merge vast amounts of student data from the disconnected levels of education—culminating in the development of a data-rich, state-specific longitudinal data system that integrates relevant data about a student's education from preschool through graduate school or workforce entry. The SAS demo showcases how states can integrate data, improve data quality, and manage metadata; use analytics to identify current and future trends for better decision making; and equip decisionmakers with secure self-service reporting.