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Concurrent Session 3 Presentations

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

3A Increasing Data Quality: Show and Tell from a Virtual Data Quality Community of Practice

Melissa Aro, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Ayaka Nukui, Idaho State Department of Education
Zena Rudo, State Support Network Data Quality CoP
Carla Howe, State Longitudinal Data System State Support Team

The road to increasing data quality is lengthy, but many SEAs have developed tangible tools, solutions, and strategies to make the path smoother and more efficient. In this session, you will hear about practices and processes from Wisconsin and Idaho that participated in the State Support Network's Data Quality Community of Practice (CoP). These states will share how they benefited from this CoP and the collaboration efforts with the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems program. Join to learn data-quality practices and processes and walk away with related artifacts that could help you on your own data quality journey.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

3B How South Dakota Tackled ESSA's Reporting and Data Requirements

Sara Kock, South Dakota Department of Education
Walli Tarzi, Otis Educational Systems, Inc.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires changes to what states collect and report to the public, especially on the accountability report card. South Dakota worked with Otis Educational Systems, Inc., to leverage the state's SLDS to create two versions of the report card: a public parent-friendly version and a private in-depth version for schools. During this session, participants will get to experience both versions. Presenters will share how the needs of parents and districts impacted the design, how the Department engaged districts on using the report card as a tool for continuous improvement, and important lessons learned.

Complexity: Entry Level

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3C Generate Governance Group (G3)

Erik Friend, Oklahoma State Department of Education
Dean Folkers, Nebraska Department of Education
Bill Huennekens, Center for Integration of IDEA Data

Join the Generate Governance Group (G3) to learn about the recent work to build a structure so that you can provide guidance and support for the evolution of Generate. G3 will release the recently completed charter, solicit nominations for un-filled Core Member positions, provide a summary on how the group works and discuss how interested participants can get involved. The G3 Leadership team will be available to answer questions and facilitate discussions. Further, G3 will provide updates on the Generate tool and attendees will experience a demonstration of the new functionality with Generate and hear about future development plans.

Complexity: Entry Level

3D Early Childhood Integrated Data System (ECIDS)

James Richardson, U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education
Carissa Zakers, U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education
Kamal Kumar, Otis Educational Systems

The US Virgin Island Department of Education (VIDE), through a grant from the USED, has been working on our ECIDS since 2015. This brought together various governmental agencies and programs and the sharing of data. The data was then integrated with the existing P-20 system, VIVIS (Virgin Islands Virtual Information System). Having this data together in one repository has allowed for greater transparency and analysis. The data was matched and loaded into VIVIS, where it allowed us to start analyzing the benefits of various programs to our children. Additionally, it gives agencies and programs the ability to see their data in new light, in a longitudinal setting to see the trends which affect them and our community.

Complexity: Intermediate Level

3E New Jersey's Evolvement of Educator Preparation Provider Performance Reports

Elizabeth Fernandez-Vina, New Jersey Department of Education
Kendra Carter, Public Consulting Group

The New Jersey Department of Education has worked with Educator Preparation Program Providers in New Jersey to develop reports connecting New Jersey public school teachers' performance and persistence data to the institutions where they completed certification coursework. This session will walk attendees through the evolution of these reports since 2014, including various enhancements introduced this year, and additional dashboarding developments to come.

Complexity: Entry Level

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3F A Building Based on Synergy

Dan Brungardt, Unified School District 204, Kansas

Unified School District 204, a small school district located on the edge of the Kansas City metro, recently built a technical building with the goal of technical education classes having the ability to combine skills to create a working environment similar to medium sized businesses. This building brings manufacturing, marketing, entrepreneurship, video production and other programs together in one space which allows for the programs to work on projects together.

Complexity: Entry Level

3G Forum Guide to Education Technology Decision-Making

Steve Smith, Cambridge Public Schools, Massachusetts
Jay Pennington, Iowa Department of Education

Education agencies strive to use technology efficiently and effectively to benefit students and improve educational systems. New technologies can help agency staff provide high-quality learning environments, streamline operations, and reduce reporting burdens. Moreover, advances in technology are continually providing new opportunities for system improvements. In this rapidly changing environment, the work necessary to implement new technologies can be a complex and challenging endeavor. Join us to discuss a new resource from the National Forum on Education Statistics that addresses the widespread use and integration of technology in education agencies and provides best practices to assist with technology decision making.

Complexity: Entry Level

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3H K12 and Higher Ed on Dual Enrollment

Brian Douglas, Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Caroline Martin, Tennessee Department of Education

Dual enrollment allows students to work toward both a high school diploma and a college degree simultaneously. Tennessee has a long-standing history of promoting these types of programs and provides resources for students to participate in them, like the dual enrollment grant. From the state's perspective, getting the full picture of the dual enrollment landscape can be challenging especially when looking at both public and private high schools.

This presentation will center on the how K12 and higher education have come together to identify DE participants by using P20 Connect, Tennessee's State Longitudinal Data System, and how differing definitions impact stakeholders.

Complexity: Entry Level

3J Leveraging CEDS for P20W SLDS Data Warehouse Design

Rick Thompson, South Carolina Department of Education
Mike McGroarty, Center for Educational Performance and Information at State of Michigan
Duane Brown, AEM Corporation
Kathy Gosa, AEM Corporation

Many states are considering or working on revamping their data system to take advantage of current tools and strategies. Since most SLDS's were initially developed over 10 years ago, significant advantages can be gained through modernization. This session focuses on advantages of using CEDS as a foundation for modernization work, and will kick-off the CEDS Data Warehouse Design Community of Practice. During the session you'll hear from a panel of states that have leveraged CEDS as part of their modernization efforts, as well as data system and CEDS experts. Come join us to find out how you can get involved.

Complexity: Entry Level

3K Collaboration, Crowd Sourcing: It Takes a Village to Select Curricular Materials

Judy Kowarsky, Maryland State Department of Education
Bob Swiggum, Georgia Department of Education
Morrall Thompson, Maryland State Department of Education

High-quality curricular materials ensure effective teaching and learning for students at all levels and abilities. Learn how collaborative programs in Maryland and Georgia inform selections of curricular materials in schools and districts.

Maryland is sharing the wealth of knowledge from teacher to teacher and district to district to inform the selection of vetted, unbiased and evidence-based materials. Collaborators exchange ratings and qualitative reviews regarding standards alignment, usability, equity, and achievement outcomes.

Georgia disseminates its curricular resources via a statewide longitudinal system to ensure every public school teacher in Georgia has easy access to high quality digital instructional resources. Through this same system, parent and student portals provide access to the identical instructional resources.

Complexity: Entry Level


  Room Location
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