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Concurrent Session I Presentations


Tuesday, July 12, 2016
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm


I–A: EDFacts Metadata and Process System (EMAPS) Assessment Metadata Survey Session

David Lee, National Center for Education Statistics
Meredith Miceli and Sarah Newman, U.S. Department of Education
Audrey Rudick, AEM Corporation

    The U.S. Department of Education (ED) requires states to complete an Assessment Metadata Survey. ED provides targeted training on and communicates with multiple state offices about this survey. In SY 2014–15, 21 states had discrepancies between survey responses and assessment data. These discrepancies impacted the quality of state data submissions and, in some cases, led to data being suppressed in files published by ED. In this session, we will provide examples of past metadata issues and walk through ways to correct and align metadata with data. The target audience for this session is EDFacts coordinators, assessment directors, and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) data managers.

    Complexity: Intermediate Level

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I–B: Research Opportunities Created by the Overlap Sample of National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) With the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09)—Results and Discussion

William Tirre, National Center for Education Statistics
Markus Broer and George Bohrnstedt, American Institutes for Research

    The High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) is a nationally representative study of ninth graders that follows students’ trajectories from high school into postsecondary education and the workforce (until age 30). A National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)-HSLS overlap sample at Grade 12 (N=3, 471 mathematics; 717 reading) provided additional context for understanding students’ NAEP performance that enables researchers to investigate the association of NAEP performance with postsecondary outcomes. This presentation will (1) share highlights from four research efforts using the NAEP-HSLS overlap sample, and (2) discuss the potential for future research that the overlap sample will create with additional postsecondary HSLS data collection.

    Complexity: Intermediate Level

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I–C: Make Data Work for Students: Opportunities in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Brennan McMahon Parton, Data Quality Campaign
Laura Hansen, Metro Nashville Public Schools (TN)

    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is an opportunity to use data in new ways, particularly to be transparent with families and communities. Reporting such information as postsecondary enrollment and chronic absence provides more robust indicators of school success. These new data requirements present opportunities for states and districts but also potential challenges. States will need to be mindful of how they work with districts to ensure useful, quality data without collections being overly burdensome. Hear from the Data Quality Campaign and a leading district chief information officer about opportunities and considerations in the new law.

    Complexity: Entry Level

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I–D: Pennsylvania’s Evolutions on EDFacts Submissions Today: On Time, Accurate, Automated With One Tool

Joseph Cowan, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Russ Redgate, eScholar LLC

    This session will address the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) journey on collecting data from local education agencies in the first place and how EDFacts reporting is automated by using new processes implemented in recent years to make PDE’s statewide longitudinal data system project successful. PDE will discuss the progress it has made with its statewide data collections using a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) and standards-aligned solution and the agency’s evolution of EDFacts reporting.

    Complexity: Entry Level

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I–E: Onward Ho!—Michigan Is Blazing the Trail Forward With Success Rates for Community Colleges and Universities

Fawn Dunbar, Carol Jones, and Jesse Knapp, Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI)

    Information about Michigan’s project to establish success rates for public colleges and universities will be shared. This includes information about the adjusted cohort rate and a comprehensive rate—neither of which is being calculated by anyone else in the country. Presenters will also provide information on the testing process used for the workgroup and lessons learned as a result. Presenters will share feedback results and future use of the rates for budgeting.

    Complexity: Entry Level

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I–F: What Data Parents Want: Using a Data Dashboard in Missouri

Ellen Mandinach, WestEd
Edith Gummer, Kauffman Foundation
Jeff Falter, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

    This panel will discuss the results from a study that asked parents to describe the data and information they want and need in order to make educational decisions about their children. The study focused on the design and use of a data dashboard that was populated by data from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The dashboard is intended to provide a wealth of education data to many different stakeholder groups. Parents are one such important group that is often left out of data discussions. Their perspectives on data for decisionmaking are untapped voices.

    Complexity: Entry Level

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I–G: Supporting Blended Learning and the New App Eco-system Using Data Systems

Jay Pennington, Iowa Department of Education
Alex Jackl, Bardic Systems

    We live in a new world in which blended learning pedagogies (e.g., project-based learning, personalized learning, flipped classroom, virtual classrooms, etc.) are taking education by storm. At the same time, teachers are directly downloading educational apps and content and using those in their lessons—sometimes circumventing the state and district controls entirely. What is the role of the state, the district, and legislation in this new world? How do we manage the complex data eco-system in this rapidly changing environment? As we start to personalize learning and launch one-to-one projects, we need to understand that it is far more complex than just buying some Chromebooks. In this session, we will explore these topics and discuss some approaches to resolving some of these complexities.

    Complexity: Intermediate Level


I–H: Forum Guide to Elementary/Secondary Virtual Education Data

Laurel Krsek, San Ramon Valley Unified School District (CA)
Sarah Grady and Mark Glander, National Center for Education Statistics

    The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is developing new measures of virtual education for its survey and administrative collections. A pivotal influence on this process is the Forum Guide to Elementary/Secondary Virtual Education Data (NFES 2016-095). This session will present highlights from the guide and some practical experiences from Forum members with measuring virtual education in their agencies. Additionally, NCES wants to hear from you about your experiences with data about virtual education within your states and districts! This session, moderated by NCES, will open a discussion with state and local education agencies in attendance about the opportunities and challenges in collecting data about virtual education.

    Complexity: Entry Level

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A Palm Court Ballroom Lobby Level
B State Ballroom Lobby Level
C East Ballroom Lobby Level
D Chinese Ballroom Lobby Level
E Georgia Second Level
F Virginia Second Level
G Chinese Ballroom Second Level
H Pennsylvania Second Level