AIF CEDSIMS Specifications PESCSIF Implementation SpecificationsDigital PassportEd-Fi Solution Experience API (xAPI)inBloomMyDataOpen BadgesSearch, Alignment, and Discovery of Learning ResourcesGIM-CCSSThe Learning Registry LRMISchemaMetadataParadataAPI
Mention Learning Resource Metadata Initiative used as part of NC tagging schema, use of Learning Registry for finding and tagging open
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State Educational TechnologyDirectors Association (SETDA)• Founded in 2001, national, non-profitmembership association serving, supporting,and representing U.S. state and territorialdirectors for educational technology.• Mission to build and increase the capacity ofstate and national leaders to improveeducation through technology policy andpractice.• Forum for:– Advocacy for good policy and practice– Professional learning– Inter-state collaboration– Public-private partnerships
Transforming Data to Informationin Service of LearningK-12 Data Standards andInteroperability• Better policy/practice and cost-effectiveness decisions• Empowersschools, teachers, students, and families• Saves time andmoney, improvesservices, increasesengagement, moretransparency• Foundational to personalizedlearning and competency-based innovations
Today’s Presenters• Christine Fox, SETDA• Neill Kimrey, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction• Kayla Siler, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction• James Yap, Byram Hills School District, New York• Richard Culatta, US Department of Education
Transforming Data to Informationin Service of LearningChristine FoxDirector of Educational Leadership and ResearchState Educational Technology DirectorsAssociation (SETDA)
Report Development Process• Kick-off at 2012 SETDALeadership Summit• Research, drafting• Prioritizing content andresource tools• Online collaboration• External review
Report Contents• Emerging educational technology ecosystem• A vision of data in service of learning• Definitions of terms, with links to videoresources, articles, presentations, and reports• Profiles of select data standards andinteroperability initiatives• Recommendations
Consistent Data DefinitionsConsistent Data Definitions: Select Initiative Profiles• Assessment Interoperability Framework (AIF)• Common Education Data Standards (CEDS)• IMS Specifications• P20W Education Standards Council (PESC)• SIF Implementation Specifications
Sharing of Information across Systems: Select InitiativeProfiles• Digital Passport• Ed-Fi Solution• Experience API (xAPI)• inBloom• MyData• Open Badges InfrastructureSharing of Information AcrossSystems
Search, Alignment, and Discoveryof Education ResourcesSearch, Alignment, and Discovery of EducationResources: Select Initiative Profiles• Granular Identifiers and Metadata for theCommon Core State Standards (GIM-CCSS)• The Learning Registry• Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI)
SETDA RecommendsRecommendation #1Develop a consensus-based, long-term visionand roadmap for interoperability to ensureinvestments in technology and digital learningare cost effective and meet educator andstudent needs.
SETDA RecommendsRecommendation #2Establish an ongoing mechanism to addresstransparency of privacy and security of studentdata.
SETDA RecommendsRecommendation #3Address data standards and interoperability issues withvendors as part of state and district procurementprocesses for educational technology and digitallearning solutions, including for the adoption of freesolutions.
Transforming Data to Information inService of Learning: State Perspectivefrom North CarolinaNeill Kimrey, Director of Digital Teaching and LearningKayla Siler, Policy and Planning AnalystNorth Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Defining Terms SIS – Student Information System IIS – Instructional Improvement System− For NC: SIS + IIS = Home Base RttT – Race to the Top LMS – Learning Management System RTI – Response to Intervention− For NC: Responsiveness to Instruction SLDS – State Longitudinal Data System− For NC: CEDARS – Common Education Data andReporting System
State Perspective:North Carolina1.5 Million Students100,000+ Educators115 School Districts2,526 Schools (including 107Public Charter Schools)
NC Home Base:Putting Data to Use North Carolina is rolling out HomeBase statewide (part of RttTimplementation) Home Base is a collection ofteaching, learning, and leading toolstopersonalize instruction Classroom, school, district, andlongitudinal data underpins thetools
NC Home Base:Putting Data to Use How will “Transforming Data to Information inService of Learning” make a difference?- Provides a primer on data use for state policymakers- Assists in providing consistent data definitions andinteroperability for state and district use, asfunctionality is added to Home Base- Provides critical information for advocacy, policy,and security in our use of student data
Building the Foundation in NCCentralized Data CollectionData Literacy and Data QualityState Longitudinal Data SystemUnique Identifier for Students and StaffMaster Data Management
State Level Guiding Principles Responsive – driven by challenges in our public schools Visionary – incorporates the latest advances in tools andcapabilities Trustworthy – provides for privacy and security Available – allows for access across the state andthrough multiple media Robust and Expandable – has the capacity to growreliably to accommodate changing demands Collaborative – facilitates sharing of pedagogicalknowledge and instructional tools
Current Policy and Next Steps Digital Competencies – All students preparing toteach demonstrate competencies in using digitaland other instructional technologies Funding for Digital Learning – Transition tofunding for digital materials to provide resourcesthat are current, aligned and effective for alllearners Simplify Data Entry Requirements – Streamlinedata collections and reporting to limit duplicatework at the LEA and school level
Looking at Interoperability froma District PerspectiveJames Yap, Director of TechnologyByram Hills Central School District, NY
Located 35 miles from New York City, North Castle has a populationof approximately 12,000 in 26 square miles.• Dr. Bill Donohue, Superintendent• Approximately 2,500 students• Approximately 225 staff members• 4 Schools (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)• The district has 2 national schools of excellence, 82 Intel Sciencesemifinalists and 18 finalistsByram Hills Central School District (NY):Context and Demographics
• Response to Intervention (RTI)• Clean data to the state• Network accounts• Connecting other databases with the same fields• Infusing instructional technology into the curriculumInteroperability: SolvingEducational Problems
SISInternalAssessments Tools usedRTI FieldsResponse to Intervention (RTI)Database
Clean Data to the StateSIS IEPStateState RulesEngine
SQL or ACCESS InteroperabilitySIS DownloadLMSRTICallingSystemAPPR
Single Sign On (SSO)LearningManagementSystemOnline VideoLiteracyInstructionalSoftwareMathematicalSoftware
Time Savings Provided withInteroperability024681012141618No Interoperability InteroperabilityHour Differential with Interoperability On a Daily BasisAccount Creation for LMSSingle sign on for LMSSynchronizing with Special Ed. SystemClean data for the StateAccount Creation For the Network and the CloudAPPR DatabaseRTI DatabaseCalling System
Future Plans• Moving more to SIF 3.0 and two way agents• Incorporating more single sign on databases into the system• Moving more to a cloud-based network• Collaborating with the state to get more resources targetedspecifically for each student• Generally getting the right data into the right hands!
Transforming Data to Informationin Service of LearningRichard CulattaActing Director, Office of Educational TechnologyU.S. Department of Educationhttp://www.ed.gov/edblogs/technology/
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