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The 2011 NCES Data Conference was designed for education researchers, policymakers, and data system managers from all levels of government who want to share innovations in the design and implementation of education data collections and information systems and to provide insight and comment on technical and policy issues related to the collection, maintenance, and use of education data.

This two-and-a-half-day conference offered opportunities for professional networking, updates on federal and national activities affecting data collection and reporting, and information about the best new approaches in collecting, reporting, and using education statistics. The Data Conference offered more than 100 presentations and demonstrations conducted by practitioners from K12 information systems. Topic areas included data collection, management, and/or data privacy; data dissemination; data linking beyond K12; data standards and quality; data usage; and school finance research, as well as information about changes in how the U.S. Department of Education collects and uses data.

This conference was intended to provide an opportunity for state and local educators, members of associations and government agencies, and others to share information about developments and issues in the collection, reporting, and use of education data. The information and opinions expressed in this conference do not necessarily represent the policy or views of the U.S. Department of Education or the National Center for Education Statistics.

Conference Information

July 27 - 29, 2011
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center
7400 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, Maryland 20814