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Concurrent Session VII Presentations

Thursday, July 26, 2018
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

VII–A A Tactical Approach to Addressing Student Data Privacy Issues

Steve Smith, Cambridge Public Schools
Allen Miedema, Northshore School District
Laura Hansen, Metro Nashville Public Schools
Charlotte Ellis, Maine Department of Education

The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) is providing tactical tools to LEAs and SEAs across the U.S. With SDPC Alliances forming in close to 1/2 of the states the consortium is impacting over 3,000 districts and 14 million students. Come learn how the SDPC is assisting LEAs and SEAs with practical tools addressing application vetting, contract management, and privacy program development. Whether your state already has an alliance or not, come join us for an update on current projects and a lively conversation about privacy best practices.

Complexity:Intermediate Level

VII–B So You Think You Know FERPA?

Ross Lemke, U.S. Department of Education
Frank Miller, U.S. Department of Education

Have you worked with student data for a while? Do you have this privacy stuff down? Come join the Privacy Technical Assistance Center and the Office of the Chief Privacy Officer to delve into some advanced scenarios based on recent guidance and real cases received by PTAC, or bring your own questions for us to answer. You know how much we love saying "It Depends."

Complexity: Intermediate Level

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VII–C Are the Data Available? Leveraging CEDS Tools to Examine CTE Course Taking in Four States

Becky Kelleman, Marzano Research
R. Marc Brodersen, Marzano Research
Dean Folkers, Nebraska Department of Education
Stacy Smith, Kansas State Department of Education

Presenters will highlight the work of the REL Central College and Career Readiness Research Alliance that is focused on examining educational and workforce outcomes associated with Career and Technical Education (CTE) course-taking. REL Central is partnering with four states to identify requisite data and use Common Education Data Standard (CEDS) tools to develop CTE data-dictionaries to support the development of research plans to study these relationships. REL Central will outline the processes the partners are taking and state agencies will share their challenges with studying CTE course-taking and how the partnership is supporting them to address their research questions.

Complexity: Entry Level

VII–D Data Dissemination and Use

Lindsay Wise, IDEA Data Center
Fred Edora, IDEA Data Center

The IDEA Data Center will introduce two powerful data dissemination and use tools, the Interactive Public Reporting Engine and Part B Indicator Data Display Wizard. Presenters will demonstrate the tools and discuss how states can use them to go beyond meeting compliance reporting requirements to making data accessible to the public and usable for multiple purposes. Presenters will guide participants through an interactive discussion on how states can use the tools to engage stakeholders in conversations about data and make informed decisions as part of a larger systems approach to improving outcomes for children and youth with disabilities.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

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VII–E Setting Expectations in IEP Development and Usage

Larry Fruth II, A4L Community
Jim McGlynn, PCG US
Rob Curtin, Massachussetts Department of Education

IEPs are critical for learners and the practitioners who provide their learning opportunities including parents—and it is the law. Three years ago, the Access 4 Learning (A4L) community undertook the challenge to gather experts in IEP development and usage and link them to IEP application vendors to create a standardized IEP that could address some IEP challenges. The Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) project then utilized this work adding IEP information to their data model. In the end, creating an effective IEP takes time, effort and patience. Technology tools on the market today should support this critical, yet complicated process. Come see how this work can be used to support learning for all!

Complexity: Intermediate Level

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VII–F Integrated Data: How New Information Sparks Collaboration

Anita Larson, Minnesota Department of Education

Statewide early childhood integrated data systems produce information that has never been available before. In some cases, this new information is prompting organic, outcome-driven collaborative work that improves outreach and creates efficiencies, resulting in better public services to families and children. Minnesota will share early collaboration successes emerging in the first two years of its ECIDS.

Complexity: Entry Level

VII–G State Data Centers: The Census Bureau's Premier Local Partners

Gregg Bell, University of Alabama

In addition to the Decennial Census, the U.S. Census Bureau collects and maintains data on a wide array of topics. State Data Centers, in association with the Census Bureau, serve the information needs of the nation by disseminating demographic and economic data to academic institutions, businesses, and private citizens. In addition to the lead agency in every state, a nationwide network of 1,400 affiliates assists in this mission. This session will discuss the many census products available and the services offered by State Data Centers to help you make the most of the U.S. Census Bureau's vast data offerings.

Complexity: Entry Level

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VII–H Design Principles to Visualize Data for the Future of Education

Mark Murray, Arlington ISD
Andrea Hartman, eScholar LLC

Would you like your state or local education agency to actually use and share the data collected through your various systems? Attend this session to see how the Arlington Independent School District, one of the largest school districts in Texas, is creating and deploying user-friendly and visually engaging data dashboards for administrators and for their teachers. This session will go over data design principles and how to incorporate them into your dashboards.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

VII–J Visualizing the Future of Education Through Data

Scott Secamiglio, Kentucky Center for Statistics

Data visualization can be used to present complex analysis in ways that are informative, easy to understand, but require an understanding of best practice and potential obstacles. This presentation will discuss how the Kentucky Center for Statistics solved the four common problems: How do you get stakeholders to engage in dynamic reporting? What are the most common problems encountered? How have visualization best practices changed over time? How do you maintain privacy and security of your data?

Complexity: Entry Level

VII–K Exploring Data to Determine Student Performance Returns on Investment in Professional Development

Rick Gaisford, Utah State Board of Education
Megan Harney, MIDAS Education
Patrick Leonard, MIDAS Education

Utah is an early innovator in ensuring high-quality professional development statewide. The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) uses MIDAS Education to facilitate PD application, review, approval, delivery, and analytics. With more than 55,000 sessions in the past year, USBE is applying MIDAS's Multi-Dimensional Data Explorer (MDDE) to analyze the returns on student performance with regard to investments in professional development.
MDDE allows for consumption of data from any source, enabling summative and formative analysis of student performance and costs, including pre-service programs, career experiences, and professional development. USBE helps districts measure ROI on their largest expense - people.

Complexity: Intermediate Level


  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