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NCES Winter Forum and 19th Annual Management Information Systems Conference, 2006 (MIS 2006): Let the Sun Shine on Your Data

Concurrent Session XII

Friday, February 24, 2006

XII-A Helping Educators Use Data Effectively (Part II)
  Irene Spero, Consortium for School Networking

See Session XI-A for description.

XII-C Alabama Demystifies AYP Calculations
  Patsy Eiland, Alabama Department of Education
Wade Lykkehoy, Data Recognition Corporation

Alabama experienced 487 appeals during year one of No Child Left Behind. Last year the Alabama Department of Education in partnership with Data Recognition Corporation implemented a secured website that provided drill-down on every calculation from participation rates to safe-harbor allowing school administrators to review formulas and calculations down to the detail student data. Additionally, local administrators were able to edit demographic information and provide match-back verification between demographic and assessment records prior to the Adequate Yearly Progress processing. As a result, Alabama experienced less than a dozen appeals in 2005 with only two resulting in changes.

XII-D The U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program: An Overview of the Estimates Production and School District Boundary Review Program (Part II)
  David Waddington, Craig Cruse, Patricia Ream, Ryan Short, and Ian Millett, U.S. Census Bureau

See Session XI-D for description.

XII-E Where's the Money Data? Finding and Using Finance-Related Data from the Common Core of Data
  Frank Johnson, National Center for Education Statistics
Jason Hill, Education Statistics Services Institute

This session will demonstrate methods for locating data files, data tables, reports, search tools, definitions, instructions, and documentation.

XII-F Schools Interoperability Framework: Survivor SIF—Reality Revelations
Laurie Collins, Schools Interoperability Framework Association
Dave Moravec, Integrity Technology Solutions

Bryan Campbell, Upper Dauphin School District, PA
Tracy Oliver, Naperville School District 203, IL
Craig Honour, Duval County Public Schools, FL
David Jasa, St. Lucie County Public Schools, FL
Ralph Starr, School District of Indian River County, FL

Like reality television, the Schools Interoperability Framework Association (SIFA) is hot. We are often asked, "What really is going on in the field?" Implementations can look very different while utilizing similar software applications, Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) agents, zone integration servers, and other tools.

This session will feature a panel presentation by multiple school districts from Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, and Illinois showing and discussing the SIF implementations that have taken place at the district level. This is a great place to bring questions you have to ask the districts that have successfully implemented SIF.