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Concurrent Session 2 Presentations

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

2-A Interoperability and Data Privacy: They Can Co-Exist!

Larry Fruth II, Access 4 Learning Community
Allen Miedema, Northshore School District, Washington
Steve Setzer, Kimono

Many feel that data interoperability and data privacy are competing against each other while they deliver in their roles as student data stewards. Actually, the proper mixture between interoperability and privacy are critical in the goal we all have of getting the right information to the right person at the right time safely and securely. This session will dive into that balance and challenge participants to help identify issues both need to address.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

2B State Interoperability Partnerships: Putting Our Needs Before Marketplace Needs

Jay Pennington, Iowa Department of Education
Danielle Norton, Massachusetts Department of Education
Alex Jackl, Bardic Systems

States are working together, and supported by A4L, to build interoperability solutions across standards and constituencies. This states-driven community is committed to being resources for each other and any state interested in building interoperability networks in their states, and regions. Come see how your state can be a part of this growing group working on the tactical work of interoperability within state agencies.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

2C Dos and Don'ts for Providing Evidence to Drive Education

Russell Altersitz, Logan Township School District
Danielle Altersitz, Kingsway Regional School District, New Jersey

We will present basic rules to follow that will enhance how you capture and store consistent data which can be shared with your collaborators such as Superintendents, Administrators, Teachers and data entry staff. When data is consistent it is trusted. When there is consistency the end users can collaborate to help teachers and administrators to affect classroom instruction, identify patterns, and evaluate program efficacy. Trustworthy data stimulates communication among the collaborators. This communication is the lever that moves the data into the realm of Providing Evidence to Drive Education.

Complexity: Entry Level

2D Growth Data: It's a Walk in the Park

Jennifer Reinhart, Lancaster Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, Pennsylvania
Candice Felton, Lancaster Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, Pennsylvania

Join us for a stroll through "Growth Data Park"! Our stroll begins as student data is entered into a student information system. From there we'll explore the benefits of submitting quality data to your state information management system. In the middle of our stroll we'll encounter students, teachers, and leaders who are impacted by the data. You'll learn ways they can analyze growth data to support the discovery of root causes, create meaningful action plans, and ultimately increase the likelihood of achievement.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

2E Harnessing the Power of Teacher Prep Data

Nancy Smith, Ed-Fi Alliance
Mark Olofson, Texas Education Agency
Rosh Dhanawade, INsite/Indiana University
Cari Reddick, UPD Consulting

Teachers play a critical role in the lives of students, but what do we know about the educator prep programs that produce those teachers? In this session, we will introduce the Ed-Fi Teacher Preparation Data Model (TPDM) and explore how it can help educator prep programs, LEAs, and SEAs centralize and share data to get a full picture of teacher preparation. You will hear from SEA and university representatives to understand how the TPDM can support and enhance state reporting and continuous improvement efforts, and you will see a demo of Teacher Prep Program Dashboards.

Complexity: Entry Level

2F Research Practice Partnerships in Career and Technical Education: Multi-State Partnership with CTEx Lab

Jonathon Attridge, Tennessee Department of Education

Over the last decade Career and Technical Education (CTE) enrollment has grown to the point where CTE accounts for a larger share of students' high school experience than any other subject except for English and math. The 2018 reauthorization of the Perkins Act (Perkins V) has drawn renewed attention to financing and regulation of CTE in secondary and post-secondary institutions. Three states, Tennessee, Massachusetts, and Michigan, have engaged in research-practice partnerships with leading academic researchers to develop a multi-state CTEx lab to evaluate independent policy developments at the state level as well as new initiatives arising from Perkins V. This session will focus on the broader goals and initial results of this partnership and explore how Tennessee has leveraged this partnership at the SEA level.

Complexity: Entry Level

2G Forum Guide to Personalized Learning Data

Dean Folkers, National Forum on Education Statistics

The National Forum on Education Statistics' new resource on personalized learning data is intended to help education agencies as they consider whether and how to expand their use of personalized learning. Join us to discuss the new resource, which includes an overview of the topic and best practices drawn from the experiences of state and local education agencies. The presentation will focus on how data are used in different locations depending on their approach to personalized learning. It will also include examples from the case studies featured in the resource.

Complexity: Entry Level

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2H Common Education Data Standards - How Will the Next 10 Years Build Upon the First 10 Years

Ross Santy, National Center for Education Statistics

Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) grew from meetings of key education partners in the fall of 2009. After gathering input during meetings of stakeholders groups and through public comments the first version of CEDS was released in the fall of 2010. Since that time CEDS has evolved from 161 K-12 elements to over 1,500 elements covering K-12, postsecondary, early learning, adult education, career and technical education, and workforce data. CEDS has also developed from a set of definitions and relationships to incorporate an open source data model, adaptable, multi-purpose integrated data store and data warehouse. This panel session will look at the forces behind that evolution for the standard over its first 10 years, discuss whats next and look into where CEDS is going beyond 2019. Come hear from a broad set of panelists who have been with CEDS over the past 10 years including education agencies, standards bodies, non-profits and the federal team supporting the work since the beginning.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

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2J Utilizing Partnerships and Technology to Create Actionable Career and Education Journeys

Matt Gee, BrightHive
Alli Phillips, PAIRIN
Julia Pirnack, College In Colorado
Michael Vente, Colorado Department of Higher Education

Learn how Colorado designed a ground-breaking web service that will help individuals from middle schoolers through adults chart a journey to success from wherever they are today. Philanthropists, experts in data trusts and application development, and state agencies worked together to envision a system that connects career seekers to services and resources across the state, based on needs, desires and stage of life. We will discuss how this partnership was constructed, the impact of data-driven technology in candidate placement and specific examples of types of programs that use elevated solutions for job placement of students and adults in underserved populations.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

2K Collecting and Managing Displaced Student Data

Jan Petro, Colorado Department of Education
Whitcomb Johnstone, Irving Independent School District, Texas

In the aftermath of a crisis, education agencies need accurate and timely data to track displaced student movement, inform placement decisions, deliver appropriate services, and allocate disaster relief funding. The National Forum on Education Statistics is developing a new resource that will focus on collecting, managing, and reporting data about students who have temporarily or permanently enrolled in another school, district, or state because of a crisis. Join us to learn more about this forthcoming resource, which features best practices that education agencies can adopt before, during, and after a crisis.

Complexity: Entry Level

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A Columbia C Ballroom Level
B Columbia Foyer Ballroom Level
C Concord Ballroom Level
D Lexington Ballroom Level
E Regency B Ballroom Level
F Regency C Ballroom Level
G Regency D Ballroom Level
H Congressional A Lobby Level
J Congressional B Lobby Level
K Congressional C/D Lobby Level