Apps4VA: Eﬀecting Change Through Creative Data Use
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Program Goals Raise awareness of the availability of the Virginia Longitudinal Data System (VLDS) Develop new and innova�ve ways to use VLDS Data Engage the public and increase transparency Apps4VA stems from a federal grant funded through ARRA “to support the development and implementa�on of a data system that tracks students from early childhood to post secondary and beyond.” The VLDS integrates student and workforce data from across the Commonwealth.
Program Components EVENTS COMPETITIONS Open Competition High School CompetitionBEST PRACTICES RESEARCH Permission: Kin Lane
Privacy-‐Protected Data School Enrollment Data Special Educa�on Student Data State Assessment Result Data (SOLS) Career and Technical Educa�on Program Data Graduate, Completer, and Dropout Data Postsecondary Enrollment and Comple�on Data Metadata are provided for each data element. Cell suppression rules are used when there are fewer than 10 students in a group. Use of other publically-‐available data sets for Mashups was encouraged.
And the winners are … DATA PRIZE Edunomics: "The Freakonomics of Educa�on." A Microso�-‐based online service that aggregates publicly available data for a visual representa�on of user-‐selected facts. Graphically represents rela�onships such as how teen pregnancy aﬀects dropout rates from unrelated datasets. Although the ini�al focus was educa�on, Edunomics may be adapted for any industry. Events
Simultaneous Hackathons! 6:00 p.m. Friday 10/19 – 5:00 p.m. Saturday 10/20 Richmond Charlo�esville Roanoke/Blacksburg Norfolk Entries must use one or more of the required datasets here: h�p://www.doe.virginia.gov/sta�s�cs_reports/research_data/index.shtml Linked Live via Webcast! $$ CASH PRIZES $$
Simultaneous Hackathons! 27 individuals formed 12 teams VDOE staﬀ served as mentors Prizes: Best in Commonwealth 2nd Place Regional Winners Hackers Choice
Open Compe��on Apps4VA Open Compe��on Eligibility Open to all members of the public Types Working prototype with narra�ve (user manual). Mashups accepted $$ CASH PRIZES $$ MUST USE ONE OR MORE EXPOSED EDUCATION DATASETS! CAN USE OTHER PUBLICALLY AVAILABLE DATA. 15 Submissions Submi�ed
High School Compe��on Apps4VA High School Compe��on Eligibility Open to all Virginia public high school students – individuals or teams Types Outline in a presenta�on a so�ware applica�on or create an actual so�ware applica�on. Mashups accepted MUST USE ONE OR MORE EXPOSED EDUCATION DATASETS! CAN USE OTHER PUBLICALLY AVAILABLE DATA. $$ CASH PRIZES FOR STUDENTS AND THEIR SCHOOLS$$ 11 Submissions Submi�ed