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Concurrent Session X Presentations

Thursday, August 3, 2017
9:00 am – 10:00 am

X–A Why a Child Is Left Behind? The Effect of Residency-Based Enrollment on Involuntary Transience and Academic Achievements

Galit Eizman, Harvard University

This presentation will examine the consequences of residency-based enrollment to public schools on students' involuntary transience and academic achievements. Prior research has long shown the damaging influence of frequent transience on current and future academic achievements. Moreover, as more states use longitudinal data under the Every Student Succeeds Act, student mobility is identified in the data as a key indicator to academic achievements. At the same time, the statistics show a steady increase in the number of students transferred into or out of the districts' public schools during the school year. Not much research has been done regarding one of the main causes for involuntary transience: the state's type of enrollment system. National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) data are used in this presentation to explore the correlation between states' type of enrollment system and involuntary transience, while controlling for other relevant variables such as parents' education and income. To further explore causality, the transformation of 13 states from residency-based enrollment systems to voucher systems serves as an IV. The preliminary results show significant support of the research hypothesis.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

X–B Roster Enabling for Thousands—xPress Roster

Larry Fruth, A4L Community
Joe Fitzgerald, Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (NY)
Jason Wrage, OVRTR
Mark Schneiderman, West Corporation

Tired of all of those wonderful application program interfaces (APIs) marketplace providers want you to utilize to move data between applications? Learn how a standardized roster method utilizing a collection of flattened Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) data objects and standard service paths enables the easy conveyance of roster information between systems. Its usage on the ground and for thousands of rostering applications today will also be discussed!

Complexity: Intermediate Level

X–C Meeting Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Financial Reporting Requirements: Concepts to Practice

David Blowman, Delaware Department of Education
Dean Folkers, Nebraska Department of Education
Katie Hagan, Edunomics/Georgetown University
Patrick Bush, Collaborative Systems and Services, LLC

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes a requirement that every state annually report school-level per-pupil expenditures. States differ dramatically in their existing capacity to meet this requirement, but all must cross the same finish line by the end of the 2018–2019 school year. This session will provide a brief overview of the requirement and feature a panel of representatives from states actively working towards meeting the requirement, though varying in their approaches. The session will be hosted and moderated by Collaborative Systems and Services and the Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University.

Complexity: Entry Level

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X–D Reporting Access to Early Learning Programs and Services: A Discussion on State and Federal Reporting

Liz Fening, National Center for Education Statistics
Missy Coffey, Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) and ECDataWorks, AEM Corporation

This session will interactively engage participants in a conversation about the collection, integration, and use of early learning program and service access data. Through facilitated discussion, participants and presenters will analyze barriers and solutions to reporting access of early learning at the state and federal policy levels to inform policy decisions and discuss how to develop capacity to use data to report on access to programs and services. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the way various states are looking to report data on early learning access to programs and services.

Complexity: Entry Level

X–E Using State-Level Data to Inform College and Career Progression

Kate Akers, Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics
Melissa Beard, Washington State Education Research and Data Center
Andy Mehl, Idaho State Board of Education
Hans L'Orange, HPLorange Education Consulting, LLC

States continue to see the value in linking or aligning data across multiple education and workforce sectors, and several states have made significant progress in using these data to help both policymakers create effective systems and students as they progress through their education and careers. This session will highlight the successful efforts in four different states from the perspectives of higher education and workforce agencies. Each state is different, but we are certain you will come away with new ideas to better utilize your state's multiple data resources.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

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X–F Building the Tools for Our Districts' Success— Wyoming's “Learn Everywhere” Vision

Leslie Zimmerschied, Wyoming Department of Education
Steve Setzer, Kimono

Since the early part of this century, the Wyoming Department of Education has been building on a vision of a changing and complex data system that enables its districts to make use of the latest technology without the integration headaches and security risks. The presenters will share the state's latest innovations, from moving hosting centers and infrastructure to the cloud, to publishing data in the newest standards, to securing and automating the provisioning process for the Google suite, to supporting concurrent enrollment in their statewide Learning Management System (LMS) rollout.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

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X–G Providing Statewide Opt-In Assessment Services

Brent Engelman and John Shake, Illinois State Board of Education

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is expanding its instructional support for districts through two new assessment services. With these additional opt-in services, Illinois districts will have access to a formative assessment tool and the ability to upload local assessments. In addition, the state reporting and data analytic system, Ed360TM, will provide teachers with a real-time classroom assessment dashboard and administrators with a local assessment dashboard. This presentation will address Illinois' assessment data integration solution; explain the opt-in process, including data privacy and data-sharing issues; and demonstrate the real-time capture of classroom assessment data using a mobile device.

Complexity: Entry Level

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X–H The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Pipeline: Bridging High School Coursetaking to College Major and Degree Completion

Vivien Chen, Washington Education Research and Data Center

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) coursetaking plays a crucial role in predicting college students' STEM degree completion. Using Washington State's statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS)/P20W data, Washington's Education Research and Data Center conducted a comprehensive analysis of the STEM pipeline through high school and into college. This session will include a detailed coursetaking profile, focusing primarily on how high school STEM coursetaking is associated with college STEM major momentum and persistence, as well as STEM degree completion. Data quality and availability will also be discussed.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

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X–I Sustainable Cross-Sector Reporting Systems—The All-Important Last Mile

Anita Huang, Hawaii P–20 Partnerships for Education
Tim Norris, Washington Education Research and Data Center
John Watson and Mary Kay Patton, Institute for Evidence-Based Change

While statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDSs) have been built to integrate and store P–20 data in central/federated databases, cross-sector reporting is the critical output of these systems. Producing a robust, sustainable solution that improves access and supports data needs of stakeholders is a challenge. Hawaii and Washington's analytical reporting systems are well underway. The presenters will review the design approaches that pull together each student's cross-sector history and summarize that information into data structures that can be leveraged for a wide variety of metrics. The presenters will also discuss the technology employed and the efforts to ensure system sustainability; they will also provide an update on development with some output examples.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

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X–J Herding Cats: As If It Were That Easy! Standards in a Nonstandard World

Jay Pennington, Iowa Department of Education
Brian Townsend, Vermont Agency of Digital Services
Alex Jackl, Bardic Systems

We are constantly torn between standards purists who think standards solve everything and standards cynics who believe they just don't work and should be proprietary. Any of us who has constructed data systems knows that neither is the truth. Standards only get you halfway there and proprietary solutions have limitations. The presenters will look at three use cases: how Iowa has implemented standards, how Vermont is implementing standards, and how multiple standards bodies are working TOGETHER on the credential/competency problem (e.g., P20W Education Standards Council [PESC], Integrated Management System [IMS], Common Education Data Standards [CEDS], HR Open Standards, etc.). The presenters will limit the talking and get to conversation as quickly as possible.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

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  Room Location
A Palm Court Ballroom Lobby Level
B State Ballroom Lobby Level
C East Ballroom Lobby Level
D Chinese Ballroom Lobby Level
E Virginia Second Level
F South Carolina Second Level
G Rhode Island Second Level
H Pennsylvania Second Level
I Massachusetts Second Level
J New York Second Level