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Demonstration Descriptions

AIS Network

Laurie Head

Are your school report cards in need of a face lift? Want to add some interactive graphics to those boring tables of numbers? Need to bring your web-published data into compliance with state and federal accessibility standards and be ready for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)? Want a vendor-hosted solution while retaining control of your data-publishing and suppression rules? Stop by AIS Network’s table in the demonstration area to learn how we helped the Commonwealth of Virginia and how we can help you. Our services are available to all public entities on a Virginia state contract.

Certica Solutions

Sarah Bassett and Erin Alberts

High-Quality Data Collection: Certify™ is the education data quality solution that enables state education agencies to comprehensively validate local education agency (LEA) data submissions and automatically distribute user-friendly scorecards to LEA and school-based staff. More than 250 education organizations— including Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, and four New York Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)—use Certify to guarantee measurably high-quality state data submissions. The Certify demonstration will show examples of data quality scorecards, of the LEA- and school-user interface, and of state reporting data validation libraries. Learn more about the total-quality-management approach to improving education data.

Common Education Data Standards (CEDS)

Nancy Copa, Andrea Hall, and Jim Campbell

Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) is a National Center for Education Statistics initiative to help states collect, manage, and use their data. This demonstration will showcase the various ways that CEDS can help state and local education agencies ease their data burdens. This demonstration will provide conference attendees an opportunity to learn more about the CEDS standards, data model, Align, and Connect and to speak with a CEDS team member.

eMetric, LLC

Dixie Knight and Lauren Chiuminatto

Data Interaction is a dynamic reporting platform for transforming assessment data into actionable information. This innovative platform provides a robust suite of data analysis capabilities to help educators discover trends, patterns, and areas of strengths and weaknesses. Extensive and intuitive analysis tools such as interactive disaggregation capabilities, calculations, and advanced functions for univariate and bivariate analyses allow users to view and interact with data to produce customized, actionable reports. Data Interaction has been chosen repeatedly by numerous states and test publishers across the country. Visit our booth to learn more.

ESP Solutions Group

Glynn Ligon, Steve King, and Joshua Goodman

ESP Solutions Group, Inc., (ESP) is solely focused on improving the quality of education data. Our team of education experts originally pioneered the concept of “data-driven decisionmaking” (D3M) and now partners to optimize the management of data within state agencies. We have advised school districts, all 52 state education agencies, and the U.S. Department of Education on the practice of P20W data management. ESP is comprised of nationally recognized experts in implementing the data and technology requirements of state accountability systems, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Ed-Fi, the Education Data Exchange Network (EDEN/EDFacts), and the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF), as well as the National Education Data Model (NEDM) and the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS). ESP’s collective expertise is represented in our Optimal Reference Guides (downloads are available at http:// To learn more, please visit us at

Future of Privacy Forum

Amelia Vance, Trevor Schmitt, and Carolina Alonso

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) produces numerous free resources—such as the education privacy resource center website, FERPA_Sherpa, and the education guide to de-identification—to assist state education agencies (SEAs), local education agencies, vendors, and other stakeholders with all aspects of student privacy and data governance. FPF will provide copies of our resources to attendees, allow them to sign up for our free monthly working group for SEA privacy leaders, and answer student privacy questions.

Hupp Information Technologies, Inc.

Dean Hupp

Hupp Information Technologies, Inc., is the national leader in the management of state-level certification for educators. Our newest version of the HIT-LS certification software completely automates all facets of the teacher licensure process, including individual evaluations. Come visit us and see how your office can become more streamlined and reduce overhead, while at the same time becoming more productive and responsive to your educators.

Infinite Campus

Ashton Faires

Infinite Campus is the most trusted name in K–12 student information, supporting over 7.8 million students in 45 states. Seven state education agencies use us for their complete statewide, real-time, K–12 data collection and management today. Visit our booth to learn more.


Gary Johnson and Steve Setzer

Kimono is a cloud-based, interoperability platform for states and districts that improves the accuracy, accessibility, and privacy of student information. Our standards-agnostic platform utilizes the preferred data standard and integration method for each application in one seamless solution. Visit our booth to learn more.

Mathematica Policy Research

Alexandra Resch, Steve Glazerman, and Alma Vigil

Mathematica Policy Research will demonstrate web-based tools designed to assist state and local agencies in conducting a range of data analyses:

National Center for Education Statistics

Tom Snyder, Joel McFarland, and Cris de Brey

This demonstration will describe the range of products available from the National Center for Education Statistics, including datasets, publications, and web tools as well as other products and services. The demonstration will provide product examples on all levels of education, from preprimary through graduate-level education.

RTI International

Roger Studley

RTI International will demonstrate Evaluation Engine, an online tool that enables quasi-experimental impact evaluation of K–12 education programs. Evaluation Engine automates the application of propensity-score matching to statewide longitudinal data system data, making possible rapid, low-cost, reliable measurement of program impact. Data remain secure and confidential. Authorized users can perform analyses in minutes or hours, rather than in the weeks or months it typically takes to obtain, transform, and analyze data. RTI International—a nonprofit research institute that provides a variety of education services—developed Evaluation Engine in collaboration with the Gates Foundation and University of Michigan researchers.

Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) State Support Team

Baron Rodriguez, Kathy Gosa, and Carla Howe

The Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Grant Program’s State Support Team offers a wide and growing range of support to state education agencies in the design, development, and use of longitudinal data systems. Our goal is to provide both grantees and nongrantees with resources, peer-to-peer opportunities, and technical assistance to help achieve a successful grant. Stop by to see what services we offer and meet some of our team!

The Center for the Integration of IDEA Data (CIID) (AEM Corporation)

Bill Huennekens and Anna Mark

The Center for the Integration of IDEA Data (CIID) is engaged with states to support the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) data integration and automate EDFacts reporting through it’s free tool, Generate, based on Common Education Data Standards (CEDS). CIID is currently working with five states to implement the tool, with conversations underway with an additional 14 states to prepare for future Generate implementations. With such high interest in the Generate tool, conference participants will have a chance to learn more about the benefits of data integration, how they can utilize Generate through intensive CIID technical assistance, and the CIID Data Integration Toolkit used to guide this work.