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Concurrent Session IX Presentations

Thursday, July 26, 2018
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

IXA Ed-Fi to CEDS-- Plug and Play

Duane Brown, Common Education Data Standards
Dean Folkers, Nebraska Department of Education
Dede Conner, Kentucky Department of Education
Maureen Wentworth, Ed-Fi Alliance

Nebraska and Kentucky are piloting two resources through the end of this year that will enable SEAs who utilize Ed-Fi to move data from source systems into a Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) data store. Both states are implementing the free CIID Generate tool, which is built on CEDS and is automating EDFacts reporting. One resource moves data from an Ed-Fi ODS into Generate and the other will move data directly from a Student Information System into CEDS via the Ed-Fi API. Come hear about these projects and the resources that will be available in the Ed-Fi Exchange next summer.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

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IXB Helping Teachers Make Effective Use of Dashboards and Reports to Inform Instruction: Three States' Approaches

Julie Patton, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Kristen Reynolds, Texas Education Agency
Debbie Stirling, Illinois State Board of Education

How do you ensure that the time and effort spent developing dashboards and reports for teachers results in better decisions and improved instruction? Join us for a facilitated panel discussion in which Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas describe the staffing, tools, training, and other strategies we are using to help ensure that educators have the knowledge, skills, and support they need to effectively use data from the SLDS to inform their instruction. We will discuss what has worked well in the past, what we're still working on, and lessons learned from other states. Following the panel, we'll open up the discussion to participants.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

IXC How Missouri is Using Data to Feed Children: From Process to Implementation and Early Successes

Erin Center, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Juan Guerrero, eScholar LLC

Learn about how Missouri overcame the challenges faced with identifying students that are eligible for free meals. Participants will learn from Missouri's approach and early success using an identity matching solution to improve their Direct Certification process with data sets such as; SNAP, TANF, and Foster Care.

Complexity: Entry Level

IXD Training for State Coordinators of the Nonfiscal Common Core of Data Collection: Part II

Mark Glander, National Center for Education Statistics
Beth Sinclair, AEM Corporation

This session will focus on the mechanics of reporting CCD data through EDFacts and the Data Management System (DMS). The session will include a live demonstration of the DMS system, updates on recent system enhancements, and usage tips from the CCD team. There will be time at the end of the session for coordinators to ask questions and provide feedback.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

IXE Identity: Let's Secure and Operationalize That!

Shannon Kerlick, Ed-Fi Alliance
Billy Buchanan, Fayette County Schools (KY)

Does improving interoperability of student data systems conflict with student privacy concerns? How will state and district agencies work together to provide student mobility or single sign on? How does an agency share the right data with the right party at the right time?

The CEDS-aligned Ed-Fi Unifying Data Model (UDM) and API specification were designed to capture the depth and breadth of student, staff, and contextual data, and much more, in a secure and manageable operational system. This session will explore best practices for deploying identity and access management capabilities in concert with an Ed-Fi ODS/API. Participants will leave with the benefits and tradeoffs from implementations in the field and how to plan for secure and accountable interoperability in student data systems.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

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IXF Demo of the NCES CTE Statistics Website: A New Way to Organize and Find Information

Lisa Hudson, National Center for Education Statistics

NCES has developed a website to provide national statistics (and some limited state statistics) on Career and Technical Education (CTE). In this interactive demonstration, NCES staff will ask participants to help test the usability of the CTE Statistics website. Participants will be asked to locate statistical information about CTE on the website, using either their own questions or questions supplied by NCES, to evaluate the site's ease of use; and to evaluate the value of the different types of information provided on the site.

Complexity: Entry Level

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IXG SmartTeach: An Online Formative Assessment Application as Classroom Level Data System for Wisconsin Teachers

Kim Reniero, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Lauren Zellmer, WisconsinDepartment of Public Instruction

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has promoted formative assessment practices as well as the collection and use of formative assessment data to the forefront of teaching and learning. The SLDS grant funded the creation of the SmartTeach application, an online tool used by classroom teachers to collect and track classroom and student-level formative assessment data. Learn how this application was imagined, created, and finally, disseminated via a pilot throughout the state. Get a sneak preview of the enhancements and features that have been added per teachers recommendations to make classroom level data collection and analysis even easier.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

IXH State Data Partnerships: Leveraging Relationships, Common Goals, and Data Standards to Maximize Limited Resources

Robert Curtin, Massachussetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Brian Townsend, Vermont Agency of Digital Services
Jay Pennington, Iowa Department of Education
Alexander Jackl, Bardic Systems, Inc.

One of the challenges facing all states is how to do more with less and how to future proof their education technology and data eco-systems. There is no easy answer to this, but one way is the "State Data Partnership". It is a team of states and their partners that are committed to using standards like NCES' Common Education Data Standards (CEDS), Access4Learning's SIF, and the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) to work together and leverage the work they collectively as a community have done and are doing. SIF states will lead a panel discussion and brief presentation to discuss our path forward and extend an invitation for other states to join the work. Iowa, Massachusetts, and Vermont are all using SIF, which is the US's most widely used K-12 data interoperability standard.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

IXJ What Does it Take to be Generate Ready?

Fred Edora, Center for the Integration of IDEA Data (CIID)
Deborah Donovan, Mississippi Department of Education

Are you looking for a way to streamline your EDFacts reporting? Have you considered Generate, but don't know where to start and what it would require? Join this session to hear from a state who is in the process of implementing Generate. They'll share their perspective on the effort that is needed to prepare technically as well the governance, organizational, and stakeholder considerations to plan for. Staff from the Center for Integration of IDEA Data will facilitate the session and respond to questions.

Complexity: Entry Level

IXK Impact of Pre-Kindergarten Programs on Student Performance in Early Schooling in the State of Mississippi

Yan Li, Mississippi Department of Education
John Kraman, Mississippi Department of Education
Domenico "Mimmo" Parisi, Mississippi State University

In Mississippi, MDE and NSPARC are collaborating through the SLDS program to leverage research that expands stakeholder understanding of educational practices, and helps continually refine, improve, and mature educational programs. Mississippi is using Kindergarten Readiness data from four Pre-K cohorts to study the effectiveness of Early Learning Collaboratives (ELCs) and other Pre-K programs in a pooled cross-sectional analysis. This phase-two study expands upon the findings of the phase-one study that measured ELC's initial impact on Kindergarten Readiness in 2015-16. Phase three will explore longitudinally the influence of ELCs on the Kindergarten Readiness and Third Grade Literacy of all available cohorts.

Complexity: Intermediate 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