Choice Solutions, Inc.
Jennifer Lally and Zach Tussing
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
with state and local agencies, Choice Solutions brings a holistic approach to moving and delivering
education information and services to the proper stakeholders. With a portfolio of trusted and quality
solutions, Choice Solutions has the privilege of serving many government organizations including 15 state
departments of education and numerous school districts, regional education centers, and privately run
education 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.
Student mobility in schools presents a challenge for online learning, since vendors are unable to keep up
with rapidly changing student roster data. Students wait days to get accounts. Teachers think that online
learning products "don't work." Districts spend months implementing methods to exchange enrollment
data with their vendors. Clever helps 3,000 schools and districts sync student accounts between their
student information systems and their online learning providers. Set-up takes less than five minutes and
is non-technical. Clever uses bank-level security and is Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
compliant. Best of all, districts are not charged directly for this service.
Aziz Elia, Michelle Elia, and Gay Sherman
CPSI's xDStudio delivers a highly scalable, extensible statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS) solution
that provides automated real-time data collections and reporting. We provide continuous data validation
and error reporting along with longitudinal data analysis processes to give all your stakeholders up-to-date
quality data that are always available for review, analysis, and reporting. You can easily expand the
system to include a larger set of data pulled from additional data sources. The XML generator allows your
organization to use any pre-defined data standard, including Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF),
Shared Learning Collaborative (SLC), 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.
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Philip Benowitz and Alan Hartwig
Deloitte Consulting provides a variety of education data system related services, including systems
integration, custom development, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software implementation, change
management, and training.
Shawn Bay, Wolf Boehme, and Nisa Torres
Personalized education starts at eScholar. As the leading innovator in providing data and technology
solutions in education, eScholar creates products that provide clean, integrated data; drive effectiveness;
and improve education results. eScholar myTrack™ allows teachers, parents, and students to create and
manage various individual goals, including but not limited to, academic, behavior, career, and college-readiness
goals. eScholar myTrack also recommends pathways with specific, data-based strategies to
help individuals reach success. Other award-winning products and services, such as eScholar Complete
Data Warehouse®, eScholar Uniq-ID®, eScholar Interstate ID eXchange™, and eScholar U™, continue to
drive state-of-the-art application of longitudinal data to improve education. Stop by for a demonstration
of eScholar myTrack and learn how eScholar can support personalized education in your organization.
eScholar provides comprehensive solutions that are relied on statewide by 13 state education agencies,
supporting nearly 5,000 districts with more than 20 million early childhood through postsecondary
ESP Solutions Group
Joshua Goodman, Steve 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 P–20 data
management. ESP Solutions Group is comprised of 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.
Hupp Information Technologies
Dean Hupp, Mike Penny, and Michelle Hupp
Hupp Information Technologies is an education solutions company specializing in teacher certification/
licensure, child nutrition, school accreditation, school report cards, and school staffing and salary systems.
Come by for a demonstration of our various software solutions.
Infinite Campus provides a statewide data collection solution that connects to and collects data from local
district student information systems. Infinite Campus delivers a proven, comprehensive state solution
including unique student and staff IDs, district-to-district data transfers, and teacher-student data linkage
that ensures on-time, on-budget implementations. Our five statewide initiatives give us unique insights
into the complexities and subtleties of planning and managing this important project.
Gary Johnson, Diane Weaver, and Todd Perry
Pearson is the industry leader in educational technology solutions, offering schools and districts access
to an unparalleled suite of technologies that address the challenges of achievement, reporting, growth,
system integration, and scalability. Pearson helps educators connect the dots between data, content, and
achievement, thus enabling true personalized learning and measurable student performance.
Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC)
Jennifer Kim and Michael Sessa
Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC) envisions national and international interoperability
within the education domain, supported by a trustworthy, interconnected network called EdUnify.
EdUnify is built by and between communities of interest in which data flows seamlessly from one system
to another and throughout the entire ecosystem when and where needed without compatibility barriers
but in a safe, secure, reliable, and efficient manner.
ProActive School Inc.
Don Gauger, Ralph Winnicker, and Jerry Ulan
Six Sigma quality processes help you manage dirty data. Most of us are impacted daily by the "garbage in;
garbage out" phenomena in data management and usage. There are proven techniques that can be used
to manage the "clean up" of critical data for decisionmakers, such as administrators, teachers, and other
education participants. This demonstration provides a blueprint for process improvement and effective
ways to measure performance using Six Sigma related to data quality.
Rob Harper, Shannon Lasater, Scott MacConnell, and Missi Poynter
SAS provides solutions to the K–12 market, including curriculum resources, schooling-effectiveness
technologies, and administrative solutions. Using SAS, administrators can consolidate, report, and analyze
data to make proactive, data-driven decisions and determine probable future outcomes. Using a single
accurate picture of information drives reliable answers to serious questions and demonstrates success and
effectiveness of programs—not just at the end of the year but throughout the entire school year.
U.S. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Michael Hawes, U.S. Department of Education
Baron Rodriguez and Halima Odom, AEM Corporation
The Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has a variety of new publications, training videos, and
reference materials. Join us as we navigate PTAC's new website and latest publications. PTAC will also
provide a preview of upcoming publications, trainings, and events for 2013.