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Concurrent Session IV Presentations

Thursday, July 26, 2018
9:00 am – 10:00 am

IV-A Title I Allocations

Carolyn Gann, Census Bureau
William Sonnenberg, National Center for Education Statistics
Max Hutchinson, U.S. Census Bureau

For over 50 years, Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has provided federal funding to low-income school districts. NCES partners with the U.S. Census Bureau to estimate child poverty within the most up-to-date school district boundaries. This presentation will describe the current allocation process, the model-based procedures used to create school district level poverty estimates, and the school district boundary update through the School District Review Program, which will run annually starting in August 2018.

Complexity: Entry Level

IVB GIS in Action: Powerful Tools for Visualizing Education Data

Stephen Gervais, San Bernardino City Unified School District, San Bernardino, California

Using California's chronic absenteeism dataset from a statewide perspective to the LEA level, this presentation will demonstrate how geographic information science (GIS) can be used to visualize and enhance our understanding of education data. Spatial methods will be used to identify statistical hotspots where significant clustering of student absenteeism occurs. Grouping methods will be used to identify significant factors among schools with high rates of chronic absenteeism and classify them. Geographically weighted regression will be used to model and predict chronic absenteeism at an LEA level. This presentation is suitable for anyone interested in visualizing education data using maps.

Complexity: Entry Level

IVC Data & Equity: What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us

Sarah Leibrandt, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Andy Corbin, Colorado Department of Education
Joseph Curtin, Utah System of Higher Education
Michael Vente, Colorado Department of Higher Education

Understanding how postsecondary programs affect earnings and employment stability is crucial for states deciding how best to meet the needs of the historically underserved. The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education recently launched an interstate taskforce of states dedicated to eliminating their equity gaps through targeted data analysis and policy and practice solutions. Panelists will discuss how their states have used data - and how they hope to use data in the future - to track disaggregated student outcomes. Audience members are invited to share their experiences regarding how data can be used to support the equity imperative.

Complexity: Entry Level

IVD SEAs and Researchers: Strengthening Partnerships to Overcome Privacy Obstacles

Julie Riordan, REL Northeast and Islands
Kerry Lawton, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Carl Frederick, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Carla Howe, AEM Corporation
Baron Rodriguez, AEM Corporation

For SEAs and researchers, the opportunity to collaborate and act as partners allows both parties to address common education concerns. Join this session to learn more about the resources available to set up a transparent research request process that encompasses appropriate data protections and how the Regional Educational Laboratories can use such resources to support research initiatives using state and local education data systems. Hear from representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as they share how they've developed and leveraged a transparent request process that has led to successful partnerships with researchers while protecting the privacy of education data.

Complexity: Entry Level

IVE Telling Engaging Stories with Data

Nikki Churchwell, U.S. Department of Education
Ivan Metzger, U.S. Department of Education
Jeffrey Thayne, Washington State Office of Financial Management

In this session, panelists will share their experiences engaging audiences with data stories. Often, when conducting, presenting, and publicizing longitudinal research and policy findings, we can "bury the lead" in pages of methods and analyses that while lending credibility to research does not always communicate research findings and implications in the most user-friendly way. State and Federal Panelists will discuss two approaches to using data to tell stories to unbury the lead, make research results accessible to a broader audience, and use webpage design to help users gain new insights into pressing policy questions.

Complexity: Entry Level

IVF Data Collection on School-Issued Devices: Consequences for Privacy and Equity

Tyler Park, Future of Privacy Forum
Amelia Vance, Future of Privacy Forum
Michael Hawes, U.S. Department of Education
Teddy Hartman, Enhancing Insights LLC

In an age where teens can be charged with child porn for sexting selfies or suspended for inflammatory social media posts, how much data should schools collect on school-issued devices? Monitoring can identify suicidal students, keep students on task, and protect devices, but also exacerbate inequities. Panelists will discuss these concerns.

Complexity: Entry Level

IVG Beyond Messaging: Interoperability in Action

Don Dailey, Michigan Data Hub - Kalamazoo RESA
Dean Folkers, Nebraska Department of Education
Troy Wheeler, Ed-Fi Alliance

Youve heard the hype, youve seen the marketing: Interoperability is the wave of the future and the future is NOW! Join us for a discussion of interoperability in action across several states. Hear their successes, challenges, and ongoing work to make interoperability a reality for students. Well talk about use cases, operationalizing the work, and plans for additional features and functionality. Youll hear firsthand the benefits being realized and the impact the hard work is having.

Complexity: Entry Level

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IVH Facility Information Management

Marilyn King, Bozeman School District #7

Well-maintained, safe facilities are a critical element of a high-quality educational environment. Both facility maintenance and the management of facility information require substantial commitment and expertise. The National Forum on Education Statistics developed the Forum Guide to Facility Information Management: A Resource for State and Local Education Agencies to help education agencies plan, design, build, use, and improve their facility information systems. Join us to discuss topics from the resource, including measures of school facility quality, related data elements, and best practices from state and local education agencies.

Complexity: Entry Level

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IVJ Psychological Interventions to Scale Increase High Stakes Test Results and Other Student Outcomes

Alvin Larson, Meriden Public Schools

Transitional grades into middle or high school can be pivotal in altering student self-perceptions. Students having difficulty in their new school may start to believe "I'm not capable," "No one cares," or "I don't belong." Such attributions aggravate their future success. This LEA implemented two psychological interventions at scale: one provided themed essays from former students on a problem they had and how it got better over time; another intervention mediated identified student beliefs that created barriers to SBAC motivation and success. Preliminary results indicate positive changes in SBAC achievement, classroom academics, student behavior and their sense of belonging to school.

Complexity: Entry Level

IVK Roadmap to Success

Jeni Spaulding, State of Michigan Talent Investment Agency

This presentation will introduce the Michigan Education and Career Pathfinder, a free online career planning and exploration tool. Through matching of administrative education and wage records, Pathfinder provides stakeholders with crucial outcome metrics for education programs, from employment and wages, to return on investment, for higher education programs at Michigan's public postsecondary institutions. Moreover, the tool links programs of study with related in-demand occupations and key labor market information. In addition to demonstrating the Pathfinder tool, this presentation will discuss how the tool was developed and shed light on how such tools are within the reach of any state.

Complexity: Entry Level

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  Room Location
A Palm Court Ballroom Lobby Level
B Senate Room 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
J New Hampshire Second Level
K New Jersey Second Level