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Common Education Data Standards, Jack Buckley

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Jack Buckley, Commissioner for the National Center for Education Statistics, presented at the Content in Context Metadata Lab on the work the U.S. Department of Education has done on the Common Education Data Standards.

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Common Education Data Standards, Jack Buckley

  1. 1. Common Education Data Standards Content in Context Metadata Lab June 2012 Jack Buckley Commissioner, National Center for Education Statistics
  2. 2. Here’s a Hmmm… new student: Did you mean: Matthe Matthew ? SmithIII Smith ?Race = Guamanian Suffix = III ? Gender = M Race = NHOPI ? Sex = M ?
  3. 3. What is CEDS?• A national collaborative effort to develop voluntary, common data standards for a key set of education data elements• A vocabulary including standard definitions, option sets & technical specifications to streamline sharing and comparingVoluntary Common Vocabulary
  4. 4. Why do we need CEDS?1. Accurate, timely, and consistent data to inform decisionmaking2. Share&compare high quality data within & across P-20 sectors
  5. 5. CEDS is Not: Required All or nothing A data collection An implementation Solely an ED undertaking A federal unit record system
  6. 6. How do we get it done?• Assemble stakeholders representing the field• Use existing sources of standards• Check alignment with the field• Review ideas with the public• Model elements• Place in tools• Release
  7. 7. Version 1• Released in September, 2010• 161 elements – focused on K-12 – Student record exchange across districts/States – Student transcripts – High school feedback reports from postsecondary to K-12
  8. 8. Version 2• Released in January, 2012• Expansion of elements and stakeholders • Added early learning • Changing focus of postsecondary beyond K12 transitions • Massive growth of K-12 elements• Development of Logical Data Model• Tools: Data Alignment Policy Questions
  9. 9. CEDS v2 Stakeholders (1 of 2)• State Agencies o State Education Agencies o State Higher Education Agencies o Social Services Agencies• Local Education Agencies o K12 o Head Start o Social Services• Institutions of Higher Education o Public o Private o Community Colleges
  10. 10. CEDS v2 Stakeholders (2 of 2)• U.S. Department of Education o NCES (SLDS, IPEDS) o Financial Student Aid o EDFacts o Office of the Undersecretary o Office of Educ. Technology o Special Education• U.S. Health and Human Services• U.S. Department of Labor• Interoperability Standard Organizations• Education Associations• Foundations
  11. 11. Standard Information: The Basics Element Definition Hispanic or Latino Option set Ethnicity Yes No NotSelected Domain K12 Entity K12 Student Related Use Cases
  12. 12. CEDS Logical Data Model• Provides a high-level framework for translating standards into physical models• System-agnostic representation• 2 distinct views: • Domain Entity Schema • Normalized Data Schema
  13. 13. Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
  14. 14. CEDS Align•Web-based tool that allows users to:• Import or input their data dictionaries• Align their data to CEDS• Compare themselves with others• Analyze their data inrelation to various otherCEDS-aligned efforts
  15. 15. CEDS Connect (Upcoming)Builds on the CEDS Align tool and allowsstakeholders to:• Generate specific and relevant maps toa growing pool of CEDS connections
  16. 16. Version 3 Content Areas• Early Learning• K12• Postsecondary• Workforce• Career and Technical Education• Adult Education• Race to the Top Assessments
  17. 17. K12 Development Work• Teaching and Learning – Formative Assessments• Supporting Teaching and Learning Initiatives• Portable Student Records• RTTA Consortia Support
  18. 18. Unpacking the model What data elements and structures need to be added to What process CEDS? measures should Formative become CEDS Assessment elements? Formative Feedback What additional measured output data elements - error Instructional measureddescribe learning + Decisions Related content Learner reference progressions, etc.? metadata to Learner Standards Adjusted: Competencies include, or not Learning Progressions Instruction, (less variable) Current Learning Goals (for CEDS v3)? Criteria for Success Activities, Curriculum, Unit & Lesson Plans Practice Activities, Resources (variable inputs)
  19. 19. Race to the Top Assessments• Assessment Interoperability Framework (AIF)• Identify Changes to Existing CEDS/Develop CEDS Assessment Data Elements• Beyond Data Elements and Data Model• AIF Best Practice Guidance• Prototype Demonstration• Integrate into CEDS, including updated data model and tools
  20. 20. Race to the Top Assessments

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