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Title: NCES Forum


1
Using Forum Products to Establish a Solid SLDS
Framework
  • NCES Forum
  • July 2010
  • Kathy Gosa
  • Kansas State Department of Education

2
How
Why
What
3
What have Forum products informed?
  • System Development
  • Policy Development
  • Communication Training

4
KIDS Student Data Collection System
  • KSDE implemented Kansas Individual Data on
    Students (KIDS) student-level data collection
    system in 2005
  • Internally developed system which collects
    student demographic, enrollment, attendance, and
    program participation data
  • As we established Code Sets Business Rules we
    referenced Forum resources
  • Accounting for Every Student A Taxonomy for
    Standard Student Exit Codes
  • Forum Guide to Education Indicators

5
KIDS Student Data Collection System
  • We also used Forum resources to inform policy
    development
  • Forum Guide to Protecting the Privacy of Student
    Information State and Local Education Agencies
  • Education Privacy Working Group is determining
    scope of revisions needed (awaiting forthcoming
    FPCO guidance)
  • In 2008 our state legislature became interested
    in collecting additional virtual education data
  • Forum Guide to Elementary/Secondary Virtual
    Education

6
Federal Race-Ethnicity Categories
  • 2009-10 SY KSDE began collecting reporting KIDS
    data based on the new categories
  • Managing an Identity Crisis Forum Guide to
    Implementing New Federal Race and Ethnicity
    Categories
  • Code Sets
  • confirmed SEA collection
  • informed LEA collection
  • Public and federal reporting

7
Federal Race-Ethnicity Categories
  • 2009-10 SY KSDE began collecting reporting KIDS
    data based on the new categories
  • Managing an Identity Crisis Forum Guide to
    Implementing New Federal Race and Ethnicity
    Categories
  • Code Sets
  • Public and Federal Reporting
  • Policy Development (for SEA and LEAs)
  • Communication Training (within SEA with LEAs)

Introductory PowerPoint Link to Forum Guide FAQs
Letter from Commissioner Sample Letter to Staff Brochure
Sample Letter to Parents Example Enrollment Form Training Schedule
Suggestions for Conducting Observer Identification Suggestions for Conducting Observer Identification
8
Kansas Course Codes
  • In 2009 Kansas Course Codes (KCC) were
    implemented
  • Standard course codes and descriptions for all
    elementary, middle, and high school courses
  • Districts were required to map to the new codes
    and to use for reporting teacher assignments
    starting 2009-10 SY
  • In 2010-11 SY we will collect student teacher
    connection and course completion data based on
    the KCC
  • Discussion is underway to define PS Qualified
    Admissions based on KCC

9
Kansas Course Codes
  • In 2009 Kansas implemented Kansas Course Codes
    (KCC)
  • The Secondary School Course Classification
    System School Codes for the Exchange of Data
    (SCED)
  • Advisory Council members (SEA, LEA, PS) used SCED
    as foundation for the conversation
  • KCC implemented SCED and adopted the course
    attribute structure

10
Kansas Course Codes
  • In 2009 Kansas implemented Kansas Course Codes
    (KCC)
  • The Secondary School Course Classification
    System School Codes for the Exchange of Data
    (SCED)
  • Elementary/Middle School Course Classification
    working group has developed the Nonsecondary
    Course Code Classifications (planned late 2010)
  • Taxonomy for assigning standard codes to
    elementary and middle school courses.

11
Data Quality Certification Program
  • Initiated in 2006 to provide free, high quality
    professional development to school district
    staff responsible for entering data in the local
    SIS and for submitting it to KIDS.
  • Forum Guide to Building a Culture of Data Quality
  • Forum Curriculum for Improving Education Data
  • Expanded to include tracks for Administrators and
    Program Staff

12
Data Quality Certification Program
  • Initiated in 2006 to provide free, high quality
    professional development to school district
    staff responsible for entering data in the local
    SIS and for submitting it to KIDS.
  • Forum Guide to Building a Culture of Data Quality
  • Forum Curriculum for Improving Education Data
  • Forum Guide to Data Ethics
  • Forum Guide to Data Ethics Online Course
  • Available on both NCES and Forum websites.
    (Released today!)

13
Upcoming Forum Products
  • Traveling Through Time Forum Guide to
    Longitudinal Data Systems
  • Developed to help state and local education
    agencies meet the many challenges involved in
    building robust LDSs, populating them with
    quality data, and using this new information to
    improve the education system. With special
    emphasis on the business-level perspective, these
    products explore a broad range of issues involved
    in establishing a successful LDS.
  • Book 1 What is an LDS? (Released 7/10)
  • Book 2 Planning and Developing an LDS (planned
    10/10)
  • Book 3 Effectively Managing LDS Data (planned
    late 2010)
  • Book 4 Advanced LDS Usage (planned late 2010)

14
Upcoming Forum Products
  • Safety in Numbers Collecting and Using Crime,
    Violence and Discipline Incident Data to Make a
    Difference in Schools
  • Update to the 2002 Forum document to help
    establish a consistent body of terms and
    definitions. (scheduled 10/10)
  • Section 508 Accessibility Working Group
  • Document to increase awareness of Federal Section
    508 regs that require public organizations
    receiving federal funds to make electronic
    information accessible to all people including
    those with disabilities. Product will provide
    basic guidance for designing or revising websites
    to improve accessibility. (scheduled 12/10)

15
Upcoming Forum Products
  • Data Use Working Group
  • Document to provide education stakeholders with
    practical guidance on the effective use of
    education data to take action. The resource will
    help teachers, administrators, and the state
    program managers leverage appropriate and
    actionable data to improve the education system
    and student learning.
  • Brief 1 Draft (planned 2/11)
  • Brief 2 Draft (planned 4/11)
  • Brief 3 Draft (planned 7/11)
  • Final Product (planned 2/12)

16
Finding Forum Products
  • Forum products are available at
    www.nces.ed.gov/forum/
  • on the Forum website under Resources.
  • Youll also be able to order copies and/or
    download the documents.

17
Methods for Using and Promoting Forum Products
  • For any new initiative we look for Forum
    resources which would allow us to build upon the
    collective knowledge of others.
  • Promoting to SEA staff
  • Present overview distribute at Data Steward
    Workgroup meetings
  • Present overview distribute at Data Governance
    Board meetings
  • Send link to program director/ committee chair
  • Promoting to LEAs
  • Send link on listserv
  • Distribute documents at meetings and conferences
    (e.g., Council of Superintendents, Annual
    Conference)

18
Why Forum Products?
  • Focused on real issues driven by states schools
  • Accessible (document or link) easy to obtain to
    share
  • Inexpensive - free!
  • Comprehensive - contain links to additional
    resources
  • Reliable - broad review model
  • Perspectives - informed by experience of many
    (SEA/LEA/Fed). Facilitates commonality without
    being prescriptive.
  • Actionable/practical - most include specific
    case studies, best practices, or templates from
    SEA/LEA
  • Understandable by broad audience.

19
Its about the KIDS
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