Collaborative Dashboard Demonstration: Powering the Ed-Fi Teacher Prep Extensions
Learn about the TPP Collaborative Dashboard that was developed to power the TPDM to provide users with information to make decisions for program improvement. View a Demonstration of the Dashboard, and learn how the Dashboards are being implemented across TPPs, and how how it will be used by various roles.
Speakers: Ana Quintana, Anne-Marie Hoxie, Sarah Beal, Cari Reddick
Ed-Fi Dashboards: Highlighting ESSA & Growth Model
Speakers:Kimiko Rife, Ray Girdler
Ed-Fi Partner Program: What's In It For You
Attendees will learn about the benefits of joining the Ed-Fi Partner Program, the structure and investment required, and how to use the program to grow market share.
Speakers: Sean Casey, Cesare Tise
Empowering Teachers and Families with Data: Voices from the Field
Proactive, two-way communication is the best way to create an environment in which people trust, value, and use data to help students excel. Hear what parents and teachers have to say about data and learn tips for effectively communicating with teachers and families about data. This session will share the Data Quality Campaigns findings from our original opinion research, including focus groups and public polling with teachers and parents. Find out how these critical education stakeholders feel about data, where they find data, and what they do with data. Then, learn communications strategies for talking to parents, teachers, and others about their information needs; telling stories about how your data policies and practices affect real classrooms, students, and families in your community; identifying the best people to talk about data and making sure they are equipped with clear, consistent messaging for a productive conversation; and talking to parents and the public about key topics including why data matters.
Speakers: Elizabeth Dabney
"Long Tail" of Data Solutions and Discussion
We will review actionable approaches and solutions and gather ideas for the future in working with valuable education data outside of the essential certified SIS and assessment API-ready products.
Speakers: Jason Hoekstra
Presentation: Long Tail - Ed-Fi 2018 Summit - Main Session - Room 410.pptx
Leveraging Ed-Fi: Implementation Successes in Wisconsin and Michigan
Speakers: Kurt Kiefer, Don Dailey, Kevin Bullard
Student Information Systems and Ed-Fi
Come join an open discussion on the successes, best practices and current pain points in Student Information System usage of Ed-Fi data exchange standards. The discussion will lead with the experience of student information systems (SIS) in developing Ed-Fi-based exchanges and solicit audience perspectives on needs and directions for ongoing improvement of the Ed-Fi standards and technology to continue to address priority community use cases.
Speakers: Eric Jansson, Doug Quinton, Jon Berry, Tim Casey, David Grossman
Supporting the 360 Degree View of Student Progress
The Ed-Fi Alliance is equipping educators with the context and information they need, unlike ever before. Join Ed-Fi CEO Troy Wheeler and Jeff Averick, Certica’s co-founder and chief product officer as they explore how the Ed-Fi Community is working to support the whole child view and to present a 360 degree view of student progress, equipping educators with the most useful, real-time and comprehensive information.
Speakers: Jeff Averick, Troy Wheeler
YES Prep's Data Journey -- From Needs Assessment to Next-Generation Reporting
YES Prep, a charter school system that is known for its success in steering students to and through college, recently went through a comprehensive Ed-Fi conversion. This presentation will take attendees through YES Prep's case study, starting with its data needs identification and the Ed-Fi implementation itself, through to its partnership with Spotlight, which will bring innovative forms of "mass personalized" data-communication to students, parents, and educators.
Speakers: Mike Fee, Chris Darville
Certica's Roadmap for Ed-Fi Data Quality
This session will explore how integrating data from multiple applications and data systems creates a mandate for rigorous data quality validation to ensure referential integrity, completeness, uniqueness, validity and timeliness of data. Certica Solutions has provided a proven SaaS data quality solution and best practices to school districts since 2006. Certica has now embarked on a plan to integrate the Certify data quality solution with Ed-Fi to provide data quality validation in source systems and in the Ed-Fi ODS, to ensure that data which is integrated and analyzed is of the highest quality; and that source data quality issues and cross-system data collisions do not compromise successful Ed-Fi implementation.
Speakers: Jeff Averick
Collect, Analyze, and Implement Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Data
Attendees will learn the research behind, and impact of social-emotional learning (SEL) while exploring trends from the CORE Districts and Panorama Education's national dataset, including demographic trends, validity, benchmarks, district case studies—and strategies for integrating SEL assessment data alongside other data sources.
Speakers: Samuel Moulton, Ph.D., Jack McDermott, Noah Bookman
Ed-Fi Community’s Technology Incubator: Sponsored Standards
The accelerating growth of the Ed-Fi community has spawned a number of efforts to expand the scope of the Ed-Fi standards and technology into new data domains. As a community, we need to support these newer efforts but also differentiate them from core data domains and core standards, that are field-proven and ready for integration at scale. In 2017, beginning with the Teacher Preparation Data Model (TPDM) the Alliance has introduced programmatic support for incubating such projects. This session will describe progress to date and open questions for the future.
Speakers: Eric Jansson
The Ed-Fi Alliance has enjoyed a period of success and broad adoption across the nation among a wide range of education agencies and vendors. As a result, the Alliance is positioned to take the governance of its data and technology assets to a more sustainable and engaging level. A well defined and formal governance structure is a key component to achieving the long-term success and sustainability of the Ed-Fi Alliance. In 2017 the Alliance began a project to create a new governance structure with a more deeply connected community engagement. At the 2018 Technical Congress, two Work Groups were launched to begin testing this new structure: an Assessment Work Group and a Finance Work Group. A Governance Advisory Team (GAT) was also formed shortly after the Summit to act as the central hub of the governance process. This session will explore the progress to date and lessons learned with these structures. It will also cover the newly formed Work Groups in the governance structure. Participants will learn how they might engage in the governance process in the future.
Speakers: Rick Rozzelle, Nancy Wilson, Chris Moffatt
Moving Vendors Along the Path to Ed-Fi Support
Are you a vendor who hasn’t yet committed to integrating with the API? Are you with a local or state agency (LEA, SEA, CMO) who’s been struggling with getting your vendors to embrace Ed-Fi? Join a discussion for how all of us in the Ed-Fi Community can work together to help accelerate adoption across the entire K-12 education technology sector. Bryan Bleil, Certica’s Ed-Fi Ambassador, will share tips and strategies for engaging with vendors, and lead a discussion with two vendor representatives: Doug Quinton from Powerschool, which was the first SIS to commit to the Ed-Fi API; and Scott Knuckles from Aeries, which is the most recent SIS vendor to move to the Ed-Fi standard. And if you’re a vendor, come find out what’s in it for you!
Speakers: Bryan Bleil, Scott Knuckles, Doug Quinton
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Reaching Small & Rural Districts: Lessons from the Hoosier State
Small rural districts constitute a major portion of the public elementary and secondary sector of education. Nearly half of the 15,000 regular public school districts in America are rural, and the majority of these are small. In the state of Indiana more than three fourths of the districts are small and/or rural (339 out of 392 have enrollments under 5000 students and 225 out of 392 have enrollments under 1600 students). Students in small and rural districts represent more than half of the one million Hoosier students in K-12 education. Any solution that intends to meet the needs of K-12 education in Indiana must include small and rural districts.INSITE (Indiana Student Information to Empower) is implementing a multi-tenant iteration of Ed-Fi in the Indiana University Data Center. In order to ensure that INSITE reaches districts that have limited technology staff and sparse data analysis resources, we have a five part strategy to effectively and appropriately engage small and rural districts in support of implementing Ed-Fi. 1)Partner with the Indiana Department of Education; 2)Facilitate vendor development of APIs that meet the Ed-Fi standard; 3)Present at SIS user group, Service Center, and regional events; 4)Connect with them personally and individually via the INSITE Consortium; 5)Develop online training resources that are available on demand.
State Leadership for Interoperability: Leveraging Data for Academic Excellence
What is the best future state for teaching and learning if educators can leverage interoperable data? Why is State Leadership for Interoperability important/necessary? How will states get from their current level of interoperability to that best future state?
The Nuts, Bolts, and Wish I would Have Knowns of your Ed-Fi Implementation
Participants will learn about best practices for planning an Ed-Fi implementation, including crucial decisions and considerations for structure and governance.
View from Beyond the Edge: Ed-Fi in Tulsa Public Schools
Speakers: Stephen Fedore, Ana Quintana, Katharine Watson
Assessment: The Next Frontier
In late 2017 and into 2018 the Ed-Fi community has made a strong and broad push into driving adoption of the exchange of assessment data. Efforts in that area have included the definition and refinement of assessment API standards, the publication of an assessment certification, the chartering of an Assessment Work Group, and the support for field work via Ed-Fi technical artifacts. This work has driven broad awareness and sparked vendor integration projects via secure API. Attend this session to learn about these efforts and about what’s next for them.
Speakers: Eric Jansson, Silvia Brunet-Jones
Ed-Fi From the Ground Up: Implementation from an LEA Perspective
This session will include Providence's timeline around the work-ways that Providence has collaborated with SEA- strategies on how to use all departments in an LEA to make impact. We will also explore how using Data standards will support the teaching and learning strategic Plan.
Speakers: Tricia Bowler, James Decamp
Integrating and Aligning Ed-Fi and CEDS
The Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) have contributed immensely to solving the problem of interoperability in education. CEDS defines the standard vocabulary and data warehouse structure across all P20W systems. Working with the Ed-Fi Data Standard, which enables the collection and integration of data from multiple sources, CEDS and Ed-Fi together support the data management needs of SEAs. This session will provide an overview of the long-standing collaboration between Ed-Fi and CEDS and show how the standards working together are resulting in tangible impacts to education data management and use nationally.
Speakers: Maureen Wentworth, Duane Brown, Bill Huennekens, Jim Campbell, Ross Santy
Teacher Prep Program Extensions: Lessons Learned from the Field
Come learn about the Ed-Fi extensions for TPP and how these tools can be leveraged by TPPs, States, and Districts. Learn lessons from the field of initial implementations of the Teacher Preparation Data Model (TPDM). Join us to understand how the TPDM will be maintained as sponsored data, and how to get support.
Speakers: Ana Quintana, Anne-Marie Hoxie, Sarah Beal, Cari Reddick
Wisconsin's Ed-Fi Journey
A journey of continuous integration. Review Wisconsin implementation of the Ed-Fi API and Data model. Lessons learned, gaps filled, where we are at now, and where we are going.
Speakers: Dan Retzlaff, John Raub
Building Dimensional Structures from an Ed-Fi ODS
We will provide a demo of Achievement First's thought process and work to date around developing a dimensional reporting structure on top of the Ed-Fi ODS. We will showcase reporting requirements, gathering, and tech processes around these artifacts.
Speakers: Anthony Nevico, Archana Parab
Ed-Fi Technology Roadmap
The Ed-Fi Alliance Technology Roadmap is a planning document available year-round and is publicly available. With input from the Ed-Fi Community the Roadmap is updated quarterly. Please join the Ed-Fi staff for an overview of the Technical Roadmap for the remainder of 2018 and into 2019.
Speakers: Eric Jansson
Open Source Ed-Fi Data Vault from SFUSD
Please join San Francisco Unified School District and Double Line for a walkthrough of the upcoming open source Ed-Fi aligned Data Vault, soon to be submitted to the Ed-Fi Exchange. SFUSD will discuss the use cases and drivers for the Data Vault, and Double Line will share information on the Data Vault methodology and the technical implementation approach.
Matt Warden, Eddie Ngo, Ed Comer
Rapid Development of Reports and Apps for Ed-Fi
A new open-source middleware system provides a significantly easier pathway to securely accessing data and building applications on Ed-Fi ODS. We will demonstrate how to rapidly build insightful apps and reporting APIs that can be shared securely through a school district’s existing authentication on platforms like Google. We’ll show example applications for college and career readiness, enriched student transcripts, and case management for the nationally recognized Dallas County Promise Program that offers free college to graduating seniors.
Unleashing the Power of the Finance & Staff Domains
Do you ever wonder what's inside the black box of the HR and Finance Systems? In this session, we discuss all aspects involved with realizing the elements of these domains; from API tech talk, to business rules, and all the way to fancy visuals - learn how a collaborative approach to Human Capital Management Systems demystifies the hidden gems of the Ed-Fi Finance and Staff Domains.
Dan Retzlaff, Shane Fairbairn, Daniel Hornsby, Maureen Wentworth, Sherod Keen, Sayee Srinivasan
Case Study: Using Ed-Fi for Real Time Attendance Reporting to the Arizona Department of Education.
Back in 2015, the state of Arizona embarked on an initiative to launch a brand new education data system called AzEDS. This system allowed local education agencies (LEAs) to report on their school’s attendance via a new REST API, replacing the older system called SAIS. The new system standardizes on Ed-Fi as the data interchange format for exchanging data for the student and the related objects. As a result, StrongMind, who closely partners with Primavera Online Middle and High School, launched an initiative to integrate its Student Information System (SIS) with AzEDS. Primavera operates as a purely online school, much different than a traditional brick and mortar, allowing greater flexibility by providing course blocks every 2 weeks for a duration of 6 weeks. This presented a unique set of challenges for StrongMind to overcome. Over the course of the last few years, StrongMind has created, improved and overhauled a solution to allow Primavera to report attendance in near real-time even with the challenges associated with the flexibility that Primavera allows.In this session, we’ll go over how StrongMind’s solution has iteratively evolved over time to the robust application it is today and the various challenges we overcame, both internal and external. We’ll review the approach, high level architecture and major features of the solution.
Marc Hamilton, Amit Raval
District Ed-Fi Adoption
Data isn’t just a concern for the tech team to handle, it is a critical enabler to improving instruction and student outcomes. Join district partners working in implementing Ed-Fi based solutions to tackle tough data problems. - Boston - EdNexus - Chico
Speakers: Silvia Brunet-Jones
Ed-Fi beyond the Datacenter Walls. Engaging others to make your Deployment Successful.
From the teacher and learning perspective, there is a greater demand for interoperability, but educators and leaders may not speak the same language as ed-tech vendors and other organizations that can help them leverage the Ed-Fi solution. This session focuses on the key role of “boundary spanners” between educators and vendors in (1) supporting relationships among multiple stakeholders, (2) helping to interpret and translate the different data languages spoken by educators and tech developers, and (3) ultimately helping to build a cohesive Ed-Fi implementation that truly meets the needs of front line educators. Eric Butash and Nick Vockerodt from the Highlander Institute, an educational nonprofit, and Molly Stewart of the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy at Indiana University discuss lessons learned, best practices, and next steps for themselves as Ed-Fi boundary spanners, as well as recommendations for how to start utilizing boundary spanners in existing and future Ed-Fi implementations.
Eric Butash, Nick Vockerodt
Governance: Ed-Fi + Governance Required for Analytics and Reporting
San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) will report on their activities to establish and sustain a working governance process to provide timely, consistent, high quality data from the Ed-Fi infrastructure as part of the district’s equity initiative and to support actionable visualizations for schools.
Brooke Barrett, Kelly McBride, Kyle DePasquale, John Burke
Technology Enhanced Feedback Tools
Gathering data in regard to student learning in K-12 has developed over the past two decades from an unplanned, isolated activity into a pervasive system of assessments driven by state and federal legislation. This development with a focus on constant reform has brought about a disconnect between the gathering of data and the use of the data to inform decisions in schools.