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Effective Practices Conferences

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The Effective Practices Conferences, including the STATS-DC Conferences, and the SLDS P-20 Best Practice Conferences, provide venues for state and district staff to share effective practices and lessons learned, and engage with colleagues from across state lines as well as representatives from the federal government and national non-profit organizations. These events play a key role in helping staff build relationships and cultivate a community around P-20 education data system design, development, implementation, and use.

For more information about Effective Practices Conferences, please contact: Kristen King, Program Officer

Past Conferences


The National Center for Education Statistics sponsors the NCES STATS-DC Data Conference each summer in the Washington, DC metro area. This conference is held in conjunction with the Summer Forum Meeting, offering participants an excellent opportunity for information sharing about the best new approaches to handling public education data; updates on federal and national activities affecting data collection and reporting; and professional networking.

SLDS P-20 Best Practices

The Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program (SLDS) hosts an annual SLDS P-20 Best Practices Conference in the Washington, DC metro area. The meeting serves as a forum for dialogue, collaboration, and the sharing of best practices among representatives from the states, DC, and territories. This page contains links to all of the individual past SLDS P-20 Best Practices Conference pages, which include session presentations and supporting materials.

Management Information Systems (MIS)

The MIS Conferences provide three concentrated days of information about best practices, innovative ideas, current issues, and practical how-to advice about management information systems for K12 education. Please see below for links to individual pages for all past MIS conferences, which contain agendas, presentations, demonstration descriptions, speaker biographies, and more.