Aspect Software, Inc.
John Luddy and Joel Lathrop, Aspect Software, Inc.
Aspect Software is a nationally managed Microsoft Systems Integrator with a strong education
practice serving both K–12 and higher education customers. Aspect’s practice areas include: Unified
Communications, Portals & Analytics, Websites & Mobile, and Dynamics CRM. Stop by for a demonstration
and meet our education team!
Jennifer Lally and Zachary Tussing, Choice Solutions
Choice Solutions is a leading education consulting and solutions provider with its industry-leading identity
and data-management platform, edFusion. Founded in 2001 with a vision of partnering with state and
local agencies, Choice Solutions brings a holistic approach to moving and delivering education information
and services to proper stakeholders. With a portfolio of proven, quality solutions, Choice Solutions has
the privilege of serving many government organizations, including 17 state departments of education and
numerous school districts, regional education centers, and privately run education agencies. By taking a
partner-centric approach with customers, the Choice team helps education entities deliver on their vision
of integrated content and data environments.
Gay Sherman, Michelle Elia, and Dennis Wallace, CPSI, Ltd.
CPSI’s xDStudio delivers a highly scalable, extensible statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS) solution
that provides automated real-time data collections and reporting. We provide continuous data validation
and error reporting along with longitudinal data analysis processes to give all your stakeholders up-todate
quality data that are always available for review, analysis, and reporting. You can easily expand the
system to include a larger set of data pulled from additional data sources. The XML generator allows your
organization to use any data standard, including Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF), inBloom, Ed-
Fi, National Education Data Model (NEDM), Common Education Data Standards (CEDS), P20W Education
Standards Council (PESC), or a combination of standards for various purposes.
Shawn Bay, Wolf Boehme, and Nisa Torres, eScholar LLC
eScholar®—Personalized Education Starts at eScholar. As the leading innovator in providing data and
technology solutions in education, eScholar products provide clean, integrated data that are used to drive
effectiveness and improve individual student achievement. Stop by our table to see a demonstration of
eScholar myTrack®, eScholar’s newest solution that allows teachers, parents, and students to create and
manage individual, data-based goals, and learn more about other eScholar solutions, including eScholar
Complete Data Warehouse®, Uniq-ID®, and Interstate ID eXchange™. eScholar provides comprehensive
solutions that are relied on by 13 state agencies, supporting nearly 5,000 districts with over 20 million
students, from early childhood through postsecondary. www.escholar.com
ESP Solutions Group
Joshua Goodman, Glynn Ligon, Steve King, and Barbara Clements, ESP Solutions Group
ESP Solutions Group is solely focused on improving the quality of education data. Its team of education
experts pioneered the concept of “data-driven decisionmaking” (D3M) and now partners to optimize the
management of data within state agencies. ESP Solutions Group has advised school districts, all 52 state
education agencies, and the U.S. Department of Education on the practice of P–20W data management.
ESP Solutions Group is comprised of nationally recognized experts in implementing the data and technology
requirements of state accountability systems, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), EDEN/EDFacts, and the Schools
Interoperability Framework (SIF), as well as both the National Education Data Model (NEDM) and the
Common Education Data Standards (CEDS). ESP’s collective expertise is represented in their Optimal
Reference Guides (downloads are available at www.espsg.com/ resources.php). To learn more, visit www.
Joe Fox, Infinite Campus
Infinite Campus provides a statewide data collection solution that connects to and collects data from local
district student information systems. Infinite Campus delivers a proven, comprehensive state solution that
includes unique student and staff IDs, district-to-district data transfers, and teacher-student data linkage.
Our five statewide initiatives give us unique insights into the complexities and subtleties of planning and
managing this important project.
National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (nSPARC)
Kara Templeton, nSPARC
Big data solutions for education, workforce, and economic development. The National Strategic Planning
and Analysis Research Center (nSPARC) can help make your organization competitive in a world of everchanging
policies and programs. nSPARC offers a wide array of expertise, including on-demand software
services, data warehousing, partnership development, and data-driven decisionmaking. Our brand
of strategic planning is ideal for addressing complex policy and research questions and meeting the
information needs of your organization. The nSPARC team will be happy to show you how big data can
P20W Education Standards Council (PESC)
Jennifer Kim and Michael Sessa, PESC
P20W Education Standards Council (PESC) is the only voluntary, consensus-based data standards-setting
body in education. Participation in PESC satisfies federal requirements for agencies; and with national and
international membership, PESC looks to ensure that all data initiatives are working toward interoperability.
Todd Perry, Gary Johnson, Diane Weaver, and Phil Conley, Pearson
Pearson is the industry leader in educational technology solutions, offering schools and districts access
to an unparalleled suite of technologies that address the challenges of achievement, reporting, growth,
system integration, and scalability. Pearson helps educators connect the dots between data, content, and
achievement, thus enabling true personalized learning and measurable student performance.
Janet Corral, SparkWorks
This demonstration will show attendees how to integrate evidence-based approaches to feedback and
assessment to build their own competency-based, adaptive learning system for use within their own
courses and classrooms. Learn to build engaging content that requires only one publishing step to be
compatible with online and mobile learning experiences for your learners.