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Concurrent Session VII Presentations

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

VII–A Training for Common Core of Data (CCD) Nonfiscal Coordinators

Mark Glander, National Center for Education Statistics

This session will focus on issues of interest to state coordinators for the nonfiscal surveys in the Common Core of Data (CCD). The status of the National Center for Education Statistics' CCD releases and the Data Management System will be presented. Data-reporting issues will be discussed. This is also an opportunity for coordinators to raise issues of concern from their point of view.

Complexity: Advanced Level

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VII–B Data Privacy in Louisiana

Kim Nesmith, Louisiana Department of Education
Amelia Vance, Future of Privacy Forum
Karen Addesso, eScholar

Three years after the Louisiana Legislature passed a law that limited the Louisiana Department of Education's access to student information, how is the state managing to conduct its day-to-day business without access to student data? From assessments to school lunch programs, this policy has changed Louisiana's business practices, but it has also provided opportunity for innovation. A national context will be provided so that other states can identify commonality in laws and law implementation. This session will provide great insight for any chief privacy officer or other state agency staff seeking practical insight on innovating within the limitations of privacy legislation.

Complexity: Entry Level

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VII–C Leveraging Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDSs) to Support Local Education Agencies (LEAs) With the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC)

June Rhodes-Maginnis, Colorado Department of Education
Linda Smith, Kansas Department of Education
Karl Pond, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Janis Brown, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
Gabrielle Tapscott, Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) Partner Support Center, AEM Corporation
Kathy Gosa, AEM Corporation

For the 2015–16 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), several state education agencies (SEAs) volunteered to support their local education agencies (LEAs) in submitting data for the CRDC, a biennial survey required from LEAs and administered by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Because of overlap between statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS) data and data required for CRDC, SEAs used OCR-provided tools to assist their LEAs. Attend this session to hear from states about the support they provided, benefits from their use of SLDS data, process changes, and challenges of the partnership. OCR staff will describe changes planned for future collections and invite input from participants about how to get more SEAs involved.

Complexity: Entry Level

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VII–D Making Data Work for You: Building Capacity to Use Early Childhood Data

Anita Larson and Avisia Whiteman, Minnesota Department of Education
Kate Grannemann, ECDataWorks, AEM Corporation
Missy Coffey, Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS), ECDataWorks, AEM Corporation

This session will focus on the progress of two statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS) states working with ECDataWorks to develop analytic tools to use integrated early childhood data. The presenters will discuss how an understanding of capacity building can inform the development and implementation of these tools. Through facilitated discussion, participants and presenters will examine barriers and solutions to using data for program and policy decisions and discuss how to develop the capacity to use data. Participants will come away with strategies for discussions with colleagues on how to use data more effectively and efficiently.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

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VII–E Local Education Agency (LEA)-Level Homeless Education Release

Amie Didlo, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
Sarah Newman, U.S. Department of Education

To promote transparency, data use, and data quality, as well as to spotlight the growing numbers and educational needs of students experiencing homelessness, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) now releases a privacy-protected data file on homeless student enrollment at the local education agency (LEA) level. The LEA-level data provide a method for longitudinal analysis and evaluation, and utilize a unique privacy protection methodology to prevent unintentionally disclosing student personally identifiable information (PII). By releasing this level of data, ED seeks to further support states and LEAs in developing and updating annual workplans that include baseline measures and annual goals.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

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VII–F Addressing Teacher Shortages Through Analysis and Engagement

Robert Reichardt, Augenblick, Palaich and Associates
Kerri White, South Central Comprehensive Center at the University of Oklahoma

The South Central Comprehensive Center at the University of Oklahoma is working with multiple states to address teacher shortages through stakeholder engagement informed by analysis of states' administrative teacher data. This session will help other states develop similar processes by describing analytical techniques, engagement materials, and lessons learned. Administrative data are analyzed to describe regional teacher labor markets and create shortage predictor models. The stakeholder engagement process promotes strategic communication and uses analysis results to support decisionmakers in creating state and local strategies to address teacher shortages. Partners include the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Central and the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

VII–G Teachers' Data Use Practice: Findings From a Professional Development Program to Enhance Teachers' Instructional Use of Data

Divya Varier and Lisa Abrams, Virginia Commonwealth University

This presentation will examine findings from a year-long professional development program designed to support elementary and middle school teachers' instructional use of assessment data. Mixed methods analyses from pre-post teacher surveys, observations, teacher reflections, and focus group interviews detail the complexities in teachers' data use practice for nine grade-level teacher teams, including the role of accountability, school capacity for data use, content area, and the nature/quality of assessments. Findings illustrate implications for designing effective interventions to support instructional use of data. The research undertaking is a researcher-practitioner (university-district) partnership supported by the Institution of Education Sciences (IES).

Complexity: Intermediate Level

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VII–H Improving Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B Data Quality: Connecting Metadata With Business Rules

Carol Seay, Georgia Department of Education
Danielle Crain and Lindsay Wise, IDEA Data Center

Representatives of the IDEA Data Center (IDC) and Georgia's Part B Data Manager will discuss methods for reviewing Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) data and how to ensure that metadata entered into the IDEA State Supplemental Survey (SSS-IDEA) align with EDFacts file submissions. IDC will introduce the SSS-IDEA Crosswalk and how it clarifies connections among SSS-IDEA questions, the related EDFacts file specifications, any directly applicable EDFacts business rules, and comments that may be included in the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Data Quality Reports. The Part B Data Manager from Georgia will share the methods used in Georgia for checking to ensure data validity and the communication and relationship with the EDFacts Coordinator throughout the data submission cycle.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

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VII–I Industry Certification Data Exchange Project: Results and Lessons Learned

John Haigh, Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
Catherine Imperatore, Association for Career and Technical Education

This presentation will share findings, lessons learned, and recommendations from the recently concluded pilot programs coordinated by the Certification Data Exchange Project, which aimed to learn more about who is getting industry certifications, the academic credentials those individuals also earn, and their employment and earnings outcomes. Pilot participants tested variations on a model for matching state education and workforce data with industry certification data from CompTIA and other certifiers. In addition, presenters will discuss the potential of a clearinghouse to streamline industry certification data exchange.

Complexity: Entry Level

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VII–J Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Grants for Analyzing Your State or District Data

Allen Ruby, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education

This session will identify the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) funding opportunities that support the analysis of state and district administrative data, such as state longitudinal data systems. The specific grant programs will be identified, and examples of ongoing funded projects will be described. Tips for writing a grant application will be provided. The presenter will comment on the appropriate grant program for your research idea and will provide contact information for the appropriate IES program officer who can discuss your research idea with you.

Complexity: Entry Level

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