2:15 PM  - 3:15 PM

EADM Session

Las Palmas C

The EADM collaborative is building shared analytics off the Ed-Fi model. Join this session to learn about the EADM project and resources.

These broad session notes attempt to capture the spirit of the discussion and should not be interpreted as a transcript. Although Ed-Fi Alliance staff were involved in capturing these observations, the notes below should not be construed as official, complete, or 100% accurate.

  • EADM Overview

    • Data Governance Collaborative (DGC) was formed to continue work of Data Systems Working Group (DSWG)

    • Helped to address voids in market with assessment data and interop

    • DGC Member Organization - 12+ school district members

    • Group found no business architecture found for assessment

    • Group also working on data and tech and how to apply that to business and operations

    • Group working on a system of assessment, not just tech, but overall implementation and governance within a district

    • Essential assessment questions from Zachman framework - what, why, who, where

  • Barriers

    • Scale

    • From source to loading data

    • Different format every year

    • No carrot or stick incentive for vendor

    • Data integrity

    • Huge spend on assessment

    • Purpose or intent of assessment

    • Why are we doing this; don’t know what we don’t know

    • Shadow IT because of the disconnect

  • Opportunities

    • Repeat successes

    • Behavior changes to move needle

    • Create meaning incentive

    • Work with assessment and IT group

  • Use case and Visuals

    • Track 1

      • Assessment task force - Assembling cross functional groups, beyond standard assessment and IT teams

      • Assessment inventory - vendor, content, what type of data, times/dates

      • Gap analysis - requirements for Ed-Fi model

      • Future Road Map - governance and sustainability

    • Track 2

      • Assessment task force - Assembling cross functional groups, beyond standard assessment and IT teams

      • +++

    • Use Cases - 8 core questions to find priority cases to visualize assessment data -  from Ed-Fi - what could this look like?

    • Data Elements - worksheet from use cases extracting out important elements to drive data visualization

    • Reporting assessments  

    • Visuals piloted in PowerBI - proof of concept, working reports to analyze data, both student level and aggregate

    • Creating a “Cookbook” for training and requirements to replicate visualization work - this will be checked into the Ed-Fi Exchange

    • Assessment owners are finding new capabilities and doing more with data

    • Looking for new districts and assessment providers to join the EADM and DGC group