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Laurie Head, Bethann Canada, and Jay Atkinson
Award-winning web developer AIS Network will demonstrate the Virginia School Quality Profiles, an interactive state school report card tool developed for the Virginia Department of Education. Virginia's state school report card has won five national awards and one regional award and has been recognized by the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Kathryn Grady and Bryan Bleil
Data Integration & Application Interoperability: Data Connect(TM) is the interoperability platform based on the Ed-Fi(R) operational data store (ODS) and API. Designed to be turnkey and fully managed, Data Connect enables "democratization" of scalable data architecture: local education agencies are now able to take advantage of standards-based data integration and application interoperability without costly, lengthy implementations and the need for IT resources to update, support and maintain the integrated data environment. Learn how districts are adopting Ed-Fi and Data Connect to enable consolidated, centralized, district-wide data architecture with cost-effective data integration and extensive opportunities for data reporting and analytics.
Common Education Data Standards (CEDS)/ Center for the Integration of IDEA Data (CIID)
Nancy Copa (CEDS) and Travis Peterson (CIID)
This demonstration will focus on the work the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) and the Center for the Integration of IDEA Data (CIID) are working with states to document data governance, to integrate their IDEA data into an SLDS, and to use the data for policy making and reporting requirements. Our table will provide information on the overall goals of CEDS and CIID and how we are developing and implementing our software tool, Generate, to help states both integrate their data and help automate EDFacts reporting. We will share resources that explain how working with CEDS and CIID can help with the data challenges you are facing today. Stop by the booth to learn more about how CIID and #CEDSCanHelp you.
Michelle Elia and Aziz Elia
The OneUser Data Privacy system from CPSI offers all of the tools you need to control, secure, and implement data privacy policies used by all students, teachers, and other staff. With OneUser Data Privacy, districts are given the power to enable teachers and parents controlling access to their own child's data. Advanced privacy and security controls allow your district to easily roll out incoming state and federal policies quickly and easily with no programming required. The OneUser solution from CPSI offers districts a complete set of tools for data collection, data standardization, and data distribution using the OneUser App OnBoarder.
Will Goldschmidt, Dan Boersma, and Craig Gilmore
DBDriven and OWINN will demonstrate the Nevada P-20 to Workforce Research Data System (NPWR), a statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS) solution. NPWR is an end-to-end SLDS solutions that provides a researcher portal, agency governance, automated business workflows, and public and private reports. NPWR securely matches and identifies record level data among partner agencies.
A fully auditable solution which easily expands to include additional state agencies, the NPWR solution represents a best-in-class example of an SLDS solution designed by the end user and supported through an interstate partnership with Virginia. The demonstration will provide an overview of system functionality.
School leaders struggle providing instructional feedback to guide teachers. Students often struggle with academic growth because of climate and culture obstacles. Formal teacher evaluations require a clear understanding of the metrics being used to evaluate, and improvement relies on the ability to identify school or district-wide improvement needs. Finally, schools must be able to collect and analyze data, such as student behavior incidents or response to intervention referrals, to target improvement. If any of these items seem relevant to your school(s), learn how to collect and analyze this information in a format that is easy for teachers and administrators.
Caroline Kazmierski, Andie Iverson, and Maureen Wentworth
The Ed-Fi Alliance is a community of educators, technologists, and thought leaders shaping the future of education technology through the ecosystem of Ed-Fi Technologies. At this year's conference the Ed-Fi Alliance will highlight the benefits of interoperability and guide participants through a detailed strategic plan for achieving full interoperability using the Ed-Fi Data Standard. At our interactive demonstration table, conference attendees will learn what to plan for when designing an IT architecture that supports seamless data exchange, how to work with ed-tech vendors towards interoperability, how to build support and get others on board, and be able to ask unlimited questions!
Mishan Ho-Rezvani and Elissa Seto
eScholar is the nation's leading innovator in education data solutions to support personalized education. We serve over 20 million students and set the standard for education data management services.
ESP Solutions Group
Glynn Ligon, Jim Rife, 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 decision-making"(D3M). We collaborate with our project 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:// www.espsolutionsgroup.com/library/). To learn more, please visit us at www.espsolutionsgroup.com.
Future of Privacy Forum
Amelia Vance, Sara Collins, Erika Ross, and Tyler Park
The Future of Privacy Forum is a non-profit focused on consumer privacy issues, including education privacy. We primarily equip and convene key stakeholders to find actionable solutions to the privacy concerns raised by the speed of technological development. Among other projects, FPF maintains FERPA_Sherpa, a website compiling education privacy resources with sections for parents, schools, ed tech, and other stakeholders. FPF will provide free student privacy educational materials at our demonstration table and an opportunity to sign up to take part in our free monthly student privacy webinars for states and districts.
Hupp Information Technologies
Dean Hupp and Michelle Hupp
Hupp Information Technologies, Inc. is the national leader in Teacher Certification automation for state agencies. The new HIT-LS Version 3.5 has been released and incorporates many new features that will help increase office productivity, reduce backlogs, and improve customer service. We look forward to seeing you for a demonstration at our booth.
Infinite Campus State Edition
Mary Beth Coyne
Infinite Campus State Edition (ICSE) is a time-tested, commercial off-the-shelf statewide data collection system. For more than 15 years, the Infinite Campus statewide data collection system has provided a dependable way to aggregate data from districts using Infinite Campus District Edition (ICDE), or other legacy student information systems (SIS), and put it to work, informing policy decisions and ensuring accountability. Infinite Campus currently has seven ICSE customers, each with its own unique deployment of Campus tools, or combination of district-level systems. Hawaii, Nevada, South Dakota, Montana, Kentucky, Maine and the Bureau of Indian Education all enjoy the benefits of true integration with Infinite Campus.
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.
Mathematica Policy Research/Ed Impact Lab
Steven Glazerman and Ignacio Martinez
The Educator Impact Laboratory at Mathematica Policy Research develops predictive analytics tools to help school leaders make data-driven decisions. At this table we will demonstrate the PARCC Predictor, a tool for predicting students' end of year performance based on data coming in throughout the school year. We will also demonstrate other tools developed by Mathematica Policy Research, such as the Rapid Cycle Evaluation Ed Tech Coach.
Rick Gaisford, Megan Harney, and Patrick Leonard
MIDAS Education has developed a Multi-Dimensional Data Explorer (MDDE) that can consume data from any source and allows non-technical, non-data-scientists to easily access, analyze, and visualize real-time data. This revolutionary tool facilitates the analysis of virtually any educational metrics.
End users can explore trends in student achievement by any important subgroup, including demographics, health, family engagement, socioeconomic, and other factors. Student performance can be quantified in myriad ways, including formative and summative measures. End users can further connect these trends to investments in staffing, professional development, and curriculum— enabling true analysis of returns on investment.
NCES Info Booth
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 pre-primary through graduate-level education.
NCES Demo Booth
Come to the NCES Demo Booth to meet NCES staff in charge of key NCES products. Our expert staff will guide you through our web tools and tell you about new surveys going out into the field. Bring your questions and join the conversation! The topics and staff will change throughout the conference so be sure to check the schedule and visit more than once!
National Forum on Education Statistics
Rachel Kruse, Ghedam Bairu, and Susan Williams
The National Forum on Education Statistics developed School Courses for the Exchange of Data (SCED) to meet the need among schools, districts, and states for common and comparable course codes. This demonstration will showcase the numerous resources available to assist state and local education agencies with SCED implementation and use, such as SCED Finder, the Forum Guide to SCED, and SCED videos. What are the parts of the SCED Identifier? What are the benefits of using SCED codes? How can SEA and LEA request a new SCED code? Stop by for an opportunity to meet with state and local education agency representatives who developed SCED to answer any questions you have on SCED.
Optimal Solutions Group
Brian Cramer, Rahul Rathi, and Rukayat Akinbiyi
The analysis and reporting of survey questionnaire data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) have increased in recent years, as indicated by the Student Experiences section on the Nations Report Cards, NCES's soon to be released NAEP Survey Questionnaire reports, and the products circulated by NAEP stakeholders focusing on contextual data. Survey questionnaire data help to contextualize students' performance on NAEP and can provide actionable data to policymakers, school leaders, and teachers for improving educational outcomes. In addition to NAEP survey questionnaire data, the analysis of key state education policies and NAEP student performance can be useful for contextualizing the NAEP results, especially at the state level. For example, looking at the relationships between the type of end-of-year state assessments used by states, the mode used for administering these assessments, and/or states' standards/curricula adopted can provide insights into state trends and comparisons across states on NAEP. To make these comparisons easy and allow users to discover interesting stories, (1) different sources of data need to be linked and harmonized and (2) data need to be presented in a format that allows for customizable, interactive, and engaging reports. This presentation will discuss a tool being developed that will house both NAEP performance data and data on key education policies. This demonstration will highlight some of the data in the tool, the kinds of analyses that can be performed, and the types of visualizations that can be created to make important comparisons and identify interesting relationships between NAEP performance and state education policies.
Jennifer Kim, Michael Sessa, and Ken Sauer
PESC leads the establishment and adoption of open data standards across the education community by serving as an open standards-development and open standards-setting body producing PESC Approved Standards.
PESC Members believe that fostering open, transparent collaboration across educational communities to solve common, industry-shared problems brings much needed clarity and coherence to the education ecosystem.
Public Consulting Group
Jim McGlynn, Jennifer Meller, and David Fitzgerald
States and large school districts are exploring new ways to transform the volumes of data they collect into more meaningful, interactive, narrative-driven "data stories". Focusing initially on special education topics, such as "Least Restrictive Environment," come learn how some states and local education agencies are shifting away from reports and dashboards, and towards new tools to help drive public understanding and more meaningful stakeholder engagement around school performance and how communities can rally together to help support improvement.
Megan Cox, Donna Spiker, Wei-Bing Chen
Pay For Success (PFS), an innovative financing mechanism being used to expand early childhood and other programs. This demonstration will provide an overview of PFS and how the types of administrative and child-level data contained in state education data systems can be used to establish that an evidence-based intervention results in positive student outcomes. These data are essential in evaluating PFS projects once implemented. Presenters will highlight findings and corresponding data sources from a PFS feasibility study that used state level-data to determine whether expanding an evidence-based intervention in one state-funded preschool program was feasible and cost-effective.
SLDS State Support Team/ECDataWorks
Baron Rodriguez (SLDS) and Missy Coffey (ECDataWorks)
The State Support Team (SST), an initiative of the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Grant Program, is a group of experienced state data systems experts whose objective is to help all states and territories develop, manage, use, and sustain their SLDS. Common areas of SST assistance include data governance, stakeholder engagement, project management, sustainability, and data use. The SST also provides assistance in transparency, collaboration and linkage of data across state and local agencies, vendor management, system design, strategic planning, and implementation of research agendas. SST support is free and available to all states and territories.
ECDataWorks works with states to conceptualize, develop, and implement analytic tools that facilitate the organization, delivery, and strategic use of early childhood data. They offer a range of support and are using lessons learned to leverage work across states and support national conversations about the use of early childhood data. With many states working to build ECIDS and focusing their goals on effective data use, conference participants will benefit from the opportunity to learn more about the work states have done through this project. Live demos of the tools that Minnesota and Utah have developed will be shown at the demonstration table.
Ann Willemssen, Patrick Cook, and Doug Austin
UPD is an education management consulting firm focused on the technology and use of data to make decisions and implement initiatives. Our senior staff would like to talk with you one-on-one about a challenge you are facing in your organization's data use culture, Ed-Fi implementation, systems interoperability, data governance work, and continuous improvement processes. As part of our demonstration, we will help you identify some ideas and potential resolutions specific to your challenges and assist you in developing next steps to move forward to a solution.