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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.

Clever, Inc.

Matt Pasternack

    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.

CPSI, Ltd.

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.

eScholar LLC

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 students. www.escholar.com

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 P20 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

Joe Fox

    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.

Pearson

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.

SAS

Rob Harper, Shannon Lasater, Scott MacConnell, and Missi Poynter

    SAS provides solutions to the K12 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.

 

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