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23rd Annual MIS Conference 2010

Demonstration Descriptions

Edustructures—Powering Longitudinal Data Systems With Standards-Based Interoperability
Gary Johnson, Greg Hill, and Barbara DelBove, Edustructures

    A key element of President Obama's education reform plan calls for integrated solutions that increase automation, support progress tracking, and enhance data quality in PK–20 education. Edustructures offers the most advanced SIF-enabled solutions for state level data management and integration— including the SIFWorks® Vertical Reporting Framework®, Student Locator Framework™, and eTranscript Framework®—solutions that provide the foundation for successful longitudinal data systems and allow states to do more with less. Edustructures will demonstrate the flexibility and functionality of its solution set, describe current statewide project successes, and help you define your state's vision for the
    future of data interoperability.

National Transcript Center—Linking PK–12 to Postsecondary and Workforce Data With Records and Transcript Exchange
Russell Buyse and Tish Dudley, National Transcript Center

    One of the major goals for state education agencies in establishing or enhancing their longitudinal data system is to create linkages between PK–12 longitudinal data (e.g., the data in a student's record, transcript, etc.) and data from other state agencies such as postsecondary and workforce data. Deploying a robust, secure electronic student record/transcript solution—powered by a data translation engine that supports a variety of data formats—is an essential ingredient in achieving statewide data linkages. Using the National Transcript Center (NTC), states have enabled bi-directional data flow between the state education agency and other data sources, greatly enhancing the capabilities of their longitudinal data system. NTC will demonstrate the unique capabilities and advantages of its solution, describe current statewide project successes, and consult with you to help define how an electronic student record/transcript solution will benefit your state's longitudinal efforts.

Infinite Campus—Got Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Money? Now What?
Joe Fox and Charlie Kratsch, Infinite Campus

    If your state received longitudinal data system grant funding, or if you are making plans to apply soon, the most important consideration of the project is how to collect statewide student data. Infinite Campus is the data collection system that South Dakota, Montana, Kentucky, Maine and the Bureau of Indian Education use in very different ways to collect accountability data. Stop by this demonstration for an overview of Infinite Campus and see how it is unlike any other data collection system and operational data store available on the market today.

The Children's Institute—Measuring Program Performance With Web-Based Technology—COMET
David Long, The Children's Institute

    The Children's Institute was established in 1957 as a not-for-profit research affiliate of the University of
    Rochester. The Institute introduced the Primary Mental Health Project (PMHP) in 1957 for the identification of children at risk for social and emotional problems. PMHP's assessment instruments were paper-based, spurring an effort in 2004 to convert instruments to a web-based format (COMET).

    COMET was introduced in 2008 and is currently used by over 300 schools in the United States and Canada. COMET has improved program outcomes by instantaneously providing assessment results to child care professionals charged with the social and emotional health of children.

ESP Solutions Group—Providing Education Agencies With Extraordinary Insight
Dr. Glynn D. Ligon, ESP Solutions Group

    ESP Solutions Group is solely focused on improving the quality of education data. Our team of education experts pioneered the concept of "data-driven decision making" (D3M) and now helps optimize the management of data within education agencies. We have advised school districts, all 52 state-level education agencies, and the U.S. Department of Education on the practice of K–12 school data management. We are nationally recognized experts in implementing the data and technology requirements of state accountability systems, No Child Left Behind, EDFacts, and schools interoperability framework. Our collective education expertise is represented in over 40 Optimal Reference Guide whitepapers free for download.

CPSI, Ltd.—Create a Dynamic Standards-Based Longitudinal Data System (LDS)
Aziz Elia, Michelle Elia, and Gay Sherman, CPSI, Ltd.

    In longitudinal data collection and analysis, better data mean better reporting and making better decisions. Gathering and collecting data in near real time with extensive data validation gives you confidence in the consistency of your data, while standardization is the key to data governance. The CPSI xDStudio Enterprise solution provides a standardized data model for reporting, ETL (Extraction, Transformation, and Load) functions, complete information access, operational and transactional data systems, LDS, and complete ad-hoc reporting tools. Why wait for reporting time? Address and resolve data inconsistencies in real time.

Docufide, Inc.—Education's Trusted Intermediary for P-20 Records Exchange Solutions
John O'Connell, Rachel Stamm, and John Reese, Docufide, Inc.

    Docufide is the nation's leading provider of educational records management services. Its flagship offering, Secure Transcript, manages the ordering, processing, analysis and secure delivery of student transcripts and supporting admissions documents for K–12 and postsecondary institutions nationwide. Docufide is uniquely capable of capturing transcripts out of any student system, mapping to available standards (PESC XML & TS 130 EDI), and delivering information in recipient-defined formats. In addition, Docufide's data capture, analysis and normalization capabilities allow for several derivative services, including statewide transcript repositories, 9–12 diploma auditing, course normalization to national standards, merit-based scholarship/aid eligibility analysis, and performance-based analysis and outreach services.

Hupp InformationTechnologies—Educator Credentialing System
Dean Hupp, Hupp Information Technologies

Claraview—Maximizing Enterprise Data Systems to Improve Student Achievement
Glenn Facey and David Grattan, Claraview

    Discover why education agencies rely on Claraview to design and implement longitudinal data systems to help drive overall student achievement. Claraview delivers a unique combination of data warehouse and decision support system capabilities, P-20 education industry knowledge, and a proven track record of providing robust and scalable data solutions to education agencies. Visit our booth to speak to an education expert and view a demo of our P–20 data solutions that have helped local, state, and federal agencies succeed in their education efforts. To learn more about how Claraview can help you accomplish your education data system goals, go here.

eScholar—Enabling Education Agencies to Enhance their P-20 Longitudinal Data Systems
Shawn Bay, Wolf Boehme, and Daysie Kratz, eScholar, LLC

    Collecting, cleansing, analyzing and publishing data has never been more important to educators, administrators, parents and students. Managing and improving data quality and timeliness is essential to these initiatives. eScholar can assist your organization in implementing a comprehensive P–20 longitudinal data system. Learn why the eScholar Complete Data Warehouse® system is the most widely deployed statewide data warehouse solution that collects and integrates comprehensive data across K–12, higher education/postsecondary, as well as career and technical education. See a demonstration of eScholar Uniq-ID®, the most widely-used student and staff identification application implemented statewide in nine states, nationally by U.S. Department of Education's Migrant Office, and globally by the U.S. Department of Defense Schools. Speak with our experts on education data management best practices, EDFacts, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

nFocus Software—Outcome Measurement Toolkit
Kelly Best, nFocus Software

    The TraxSolutions Outcome Measurement Toolkit provides a simple, intuitive tool for tracking and reporting outcomes. The web-based interface provides a simple, step-by-step guide to developing detailed logic models. Its user-friendly framework captures the inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes of programs and services. With its easy-to-use interface for data collection, automated reports and charts, it helps providers analyze the effectiveness and impact of programs by delivering high-level analysis reporting and detailed statistical data.

Certica Solutions—K-12 Data Certification Software
Sarah Bassett, Certica Solutions

    Certify™ software allows local education agencies to validate and monitor student, school and teacher data on a daily basis, at any time during the year, to: give districts a high level of confidence in their ability to report complete and accurate data to their state education agencies; be automatically notified when data violate state standards; provide a detailed inventory of data issues that need to be addressed in district administrative systems; and reduce the time that district and school personnel spend reviewing, reconciling and correcting data issues.

Deloitte Consulting LLP—K-20 Public Education Longitudinal Data System (LDS) Solution Framework
Rashmi Pathak, Deloitte Consulting LLP

    Deloitte has successfully implemented education data systems in five states as well as with the U.S. Department of Education. We will present and demonstrate our education data system point solutions and large-scale implementation capabilities. Based on the needs of our clients, we have developed custom point solutions and have successfully implemented Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) solutions for Early Childhood through Postsecondary.