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Concurrent Session XI Presentations

Thursday, February 14, 2013
4:15 – 5:15

XI-B Update on the Midwest Education Information Consortium (MEIC) Interstate ID Exchange Project

Kathy Gosa, Kansas State Department of Education
Tom Ogle, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Jay Pennington, Iowa Department of Education

The state education agencies of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska in collaboration with eScholar have been working together to build a foundation for data exchange among their states. The eScholar Interstate ID eXchange project will enable state administrators to locate students

XI-C Effective Project Planning and Managing Change: How States Handle Unexpected Changes

Robin Taylor, SLDS State Support Team
Christina McDougall, Washington State Education Research and Data Center
Matthew Brownlee, District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Tom Olson, South Carolina Department of Education

Washington, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia will share relevant tips, strategies used, and the lessons they learned when faced with unexpected challenges to their original plan for statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS) development and improvement. who may have continued school in a different state. This capability will aid these state education agencies in identifying false drop-outs and more accurately report key education metrics. The panel presenters in this session will discuss their progress, the technologies being used, and the challenges they encountered for their state.

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Effective Project Planning and Managing Change: How States Handle Unexpected Changes
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XI-D Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) Supporting Assessment Systems Development

Larry Fruth, SIF Association
Jill Abbott, Abbott Advisor Group
Rob Abel, IMS Global Learning Consortium

The Race to the Top Assessment (RTTA) Grant Program presents some grand challenges for assessment systems. One of the critical components when building comprehensive assessment systems involves the various technical considerations and the advantages of utilizing open technical standards. The SIF Association and IMS Global Learning Consortium communities, in partnership with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers consortia, have joined forces to develop a standards-based technical solution in support of the RTTA Grant Program for deployment in states and schools. This session will explore the capacity of this technical solution to inform the continually maturing Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) and the ways in which CEDS suggestions for Assessment Interoperability Framework (AIF) will be considered in all AIF deliverables.

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Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) Supporting Assessment Systems Development
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XI-E Using Early Childhood Data From a Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS): Moving Beyond Collection

Missy Cochenour, AEM Corporation
Albert Wat, National Governors Association

This session will address how states are using early childhood data from a statewide longitudinal data system to inform decisions at the state and local levels and discuss the future from a national perspective about what can be done.

XI-F School Accountability Data Integration in Practice

Trev Swarm and Alan Moore, Laramie County School District #1 (Wyoming)

This presentation will explore the integration of a district-wide focus on school accountability with an existing data warehouse platform. An overview of the accountability program will be followed by discussion of the integration and automation of its critical standardized test score metrics into the district data warehouse. Growth and status-based metrics will be the primary focus. Demonstrations of reports and self-service tools built around that platform will also be given.

XI-G Improving the SEA-LEA Data Relationship, Data Quality, Data Governance, and Support for Data Use

John Kraman, Oklahoma State Department of Education
Nancy Smith, DataSmith Solutions

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) and DataSmith Solutions surveyed all 530 districts in the state about the “Data Pipeline,” which encompasses the technology, people, and processes required to move data from the classroom to the state and back again. Come hear about the findings from this survey and how the OSDE will remain engaged with districts to develop and implement the solutions to the most pressing data pipeline challenges.

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XI-H What’s New With the NCES School District Demographics (SDDS) and Web Mapping Tools

Tai Phan, National Center for Education Statistics
Adrienne Allegretti and Michael Lippmann, Blue Raster

Come see the new features NCES is adding to its School District Demographics System (SDDS) website! This session will present an overview of the latest features and data enhancements (five-year American Community Survey [ACS] and Census Profile Data Percentages) for the SDDS Interactive Map Viewer, including digitized school boundary files and locale code assignments. The presenters will share the future vision of SDDS and how we are adapting to modern ways of consuming data with mobile devices.

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What’s New With the NCES School District Demographics (SDDS) and Web Mapping Tools
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XI-I Effective Teaching—A New Hampshire Model for Educator Evaluations

Irene Koffink and Michael Schwartz, New Hampshire Department of Education

A New Hampshire Task Force for Effective Teaching was created and charged with designing a New Hampshire approach to educator evaluation. New Hampshire now has a model for educator evaluations that includes student outcome measures. With funding provided by the statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS) grant, New Hampshire is operating a statewide model system. Two primary components of this effort include 1) a statewide system that enables administrators to run student outcome reports, including student growth measures as well as student and parent surveys and other student learning objectives outcomes; and 2) an Educator Information System that enables administrators to track and manage the evaluation process—from tracking which educators are due for an evaluation to tracking the status of evaluation steps, including recording of classroom observations. New Hampshire is building upon a statewide data reporting package called PeformancePLUS and a statewide Educator Information System developed by Hupp Technologies. This session will give you an opportunity to learn more about New Hampshire’s efforts, challenges, and successes.

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