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Concurrent Session VI Presentations

Thursday, July 26, 2018
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

VIA New for 2018! Privacy & Security Guidance from ED

Michael Hawes, U.S. Department of Education
Baron Rodriguez, U.S. Department of Education

The Privacy Office and PTAC have been hard at work answering your toughest questions and issues! We are excited to highlight several new updates on guidance sent to the field in the areas of targeted advertising from vendors, use and restrictions of appropriate use of online educational services or applications by schools, implications of contracted testing companies asking "voluntary" survey questions of students and video surveillance at schools. Join us for an interactive conversation regarding these topics and more!

Complexity: Intermediate Level

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VIB Building Knowledge for Today and Tomorrow: The Power of Research Partnerships

Rachel Anderson, Data Quality Campaign
Jonathan Attridge, Tennessee Department of Education

When policymakers and researchers work together to answer questions about education, students and schools do better. Research partnerships can power the effective data use and analysis that drive real education improvements for students. Join the Tennessee Department of Education and the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) to learn how states can build effective research partnerships to answer their most pressing policy and practice questions, and turn those answers into actions. Participants will receive new DQC recommendations and resources on the power and possibilities of education research.

Complexity: Entry Level

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VIC Forum Guide to Personalized Learning

Dean Folkers, Nebraska Department of Education

The National Forum on Education Statistics is developing a new resource to help education agency staff learn more about personalized learning data. Join us to discuss the new resource, which includes case studies from districts and states that have implemented personalized learning. This presentation will also discuss practices used by state and local education agencies to collect data for personalized learning; use those data to meet personalized learning goals; and support the relationships, resources, and systems needed for effective personalized learning.

Complexity: Entry Level

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VID Help Ensure Effective Data Governance and Management: Use the Updated DaSy Toolkit!

Sharon Walsh, Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy)
Meredith Miceli, Office of Special Education Programs of OSERS
Haidee Bernstein, Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy)

Come discuss and peruse the DaSy Toolkit! Developed for IDEA but applicable for a broad array of programs. A representative of the U.S. Department of Education will discuss current federal data governance and management activities. The federally funded Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSy) staff will then provide an overview and demonstration emphasizing the two newest sections of the toolkit - Electronic Communications and Data Partnerships. All 10 toolkit topics offer an overview, consideration questions, and a fillable Microsoft Word template to assist state program staff with creating or enhancing their data governance policies and procedures.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

VIE Fast, Free, and Flexible: An On-Ramp for Accessing and Exploring NCES Geographic Data

Doug Geverdt, National Center for Education Statistics
Andrea Conver, Sanametrix

This session will introduce a new platform for accessing and exploring geographic data developed by the NCES Education Demographic and Geographic Estimates (EDGE) program. Come learn about new datasets, web services, and free mapping tools to help you understand the spatial context of education and share your findings with others. This presentation will offer guidance for GIS users and help non-GIS users wow their friends and colleagues with newfound spatial wizardry freely available and easily accessible from a browser.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

VIF State Sustainability Planning to Maintain and Support the SLDS

Kara Arzamendia, Minnesota Department of Education
Robin Clausen, Montana Office of Public Instruction
Kara Mernaugh, Illinois State Board of Education
Kathy Gosa, AEM Corporation

Grants are a great way to expand the capabilities and feature of your SLDS, and to add capacity and find new ways to engage stakeholders. However, these grant projects must be supported and maintained past the grant in order to remain relevant and realize return on the investments made. During this session you will hear from three 2015 SLDS grantees regarding the strategies their states are using to address SLDS sustainability, including how they are formalizing the work, leveraging it for state and agency priorities, communicating the value and vision of the system, and engaging stakeholders in the process.

Complexity: Entry Level

VIG TNAtlas: Navigating Educator Preparation Data Access and Use to Support Continuous Improvement in Tennessee

Hugh Potter, Tennessee Department of Education
Shaye Olmstead, Tennessee Department of Education

Presenters will share how Tennessee is connecting educator talent and educator preparation data systems to support educator preparation provider (EPP) and program approval and accountability. Presenters will also demo the Annual Reports on Educator Preparation, which include an accountability-focused performance report that informs state-approval of educator preparation providers and their programs, alongside a data insights tool that supports EPPs' use of data to discover areas of strength as well as opportunities for continuous improvement. Both SEA and EPPs are able to explore provider-level data that can be disaggregated by clusters, specialty area programs leading to licensure, clinical practice type, and program type.

Complexity: Entry Level

VIH Worried About School Level Per-Pupil Expenditure Reporting? Learn from the "Overachievers"

Katie Hagan, Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University
Bill Hurwitch, SLDS State Support Team
Amy Rowell, Georgia Department of Education
Robert O'Donnell, Massachusetts Department of Education

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes a requirement that every state annually report school-level per-pupil expenditures. States technically have an additional year before they have to report the data, but a handful of state education agencies plan to report 2017-18 data on school and district report cards this year. This session will feature a panel of such "overachieving" states. Regardless of experience, all have learned a tremendous amount in the process of preparing their data reports and visualizations. The panelists will share steps they took to get to the point of reporting and lessons they learned along the way. The session will be hosted and moderated by SLDS State Support Team and the Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University.

Complexity: Entry Level

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VIJ Integrating Early Childhood Data Systems to Power Integrated Data Use and Visualizations: Examples from Michigan

Lauren Paluta, Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information
Michael McGroarty, Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information

Michigan has expanded its integration and use of early childhood data under the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grant program. In this session, Michigan will showcase its new suite of early childhood reports and work backwards to share steps taken to build the early childhood integrated data system behind the visualizations. Visualizations include three reports linking early childhood participation to K-3 student outcomes. Lessons learned will be shared along with a preview of future steps planned to sustain and expand upon the foundation laid under RTT-ELC.

Complexity: Entry Level

VIK The Development of an Early Warning Indicator Data Dashboard: The Clark County Story

Ellen Mandinach, WestEd/REL West
Jason Snipes, REL West
Dirk Florence, Clark County School District

This presentation will describe the collaboration between REL West and the Clark County School District to develop an Early Warning Indicator data dashboard to provide data to school administrators to examine metrics that may indicate that students are off-track to graduate. It will describe the underlying research, demonstrate the EWI dashboard, and discuss how administrators and data teams are embracing the dashboard to help keep student on-track to graduate. The presentation will describe how the indicators were derived and what data are being made to CCSD staff to help them make informed decisions about their most challenged students.

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