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CCSSO’s National Education Data PartnershipPhase Two Deborah Newby July 2007
What is the NEDP? • A national effort to improve the quality, accessibility, and transparency of state education data • Components: The State Education Data Center; phase two of the Decision Support Architecture Consortium (DSAC); EIMAC LSDS Task Force • Partners: CCSSO, Standard & Poor’s, CELT Corporation, Data Quality Campaign • Funder: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The State Education Data Center • A project of CCSSO, approved by CCSSO Board of Directors • Eventually a 501(c)3 • Incorporate SEDC functions • Incorporate Data Quality Campaign functions • Investigation of long-term funding • Advisory Council • Website • Implementation of the Coordinated Data Ask (with the Data Quality Campaign)
Valerie Woodruff, DE Ken James, AR Wes Bruce, IN Anne Bryant, NSBA Paul Lingenfelter, SHEEO Andy Rotherham, Education Sector Cindy Schmeiser, ACT Stephanie Saroki, Philanthropy Roundtable Chris Cross Gene Wilhoit, CCSSO Executive Director USED designee Gates designee S&P designee SEDC Advisory Council
SchoolDataDirect.org • Website—rebranded version of SchoolMatters.com • SchoolMatters will continue as a site specifically for parents (S&P) • SEDC website will provide for mass data download feature
7 • Spending and Revenue • Spending per student, by function, and by program • How spending increases are allocated over time • Local, state and federal revenue • Operating margins • Compensation • Fund balance • Taxes • Debt • Student Performance • State test scores, participation rates, and trends disaggregated by student group • College prep test scores & participation (e.g., ACT, SAT, PSAT, AP) • Post-secondary patterns (as available) • Graduation rates • Dropout rates • Attendance rates Return on Resources Relationship between student achievement and spending in demographic context • Community Demographics • Urban, suburban, rural locale • Adult education levels • Household income levels • Single parent households • Property values • Labor force, (un)employment • Other demographics • School • Environment • Student characteristics (economically disadvantaged status, disabilities, LEP) • Class size and school size • Teacher characteristics • School safety • Facilities, technology, infrastructure
Coordinated Data Ask • CDA will be phased in (about 70% of CDA will be in Phase I) • Data collectors can be directed to SEDC website for data downloads. Anything available on the website will be available for download. • www.ccsso.org/eimac
What’s in the CDA? • 100 data groups • Directory, Enrollment/Demographic, Student Performance, Teacher and Staffing, Other Indicators • About 50% in EDFacts • About 100 EDFacts data groups not reflected in CDA
EDFacts? • Cooperation with EDFacts • USED will investigate releasing EDFacts files—upon request of states—to SEDC • Small cell size suppression • Joint Funding Proposal
State Education Data Center • Working Timeline • June 2007. CDA final; implementation phases identified • August 2007. Virtual meeting of Advisory Council • July/August 2007. Decision on sharing of EDFacts files • September 2007. Rebranded website live; mass data download feature available. • October 2007. Full day meeting of Advisory Council.
DSAC II • Developing a model to evaluate LEA processes and supporting technology requirements • Developing curriculum materials for train-the-evaluator • On-site consulting with approximately 10-12 SEAs; three districts per SEA
State Curriculum Inf. Management Decision Support Tools 1. Set Academic Standards & Curriculum Data Warehouse State Assessment Results Management 2. Administer Assessments Core Processes Facilities Information Data Collection 5. Distribute Grants/Aid & Ensure Compliance 3. Certify Educators Educator Certification Management EOY Finance Data Collection 6. Collect & Report Data Staff Record Collection & HQE Grant & Program Data Collection Safety & Discipline Data Collection Enterprise Directory & Administrator Security Establish Policy Assess Funding Student ID Management & Record Collection Provide Org/Staff Provide Assistance Provide Decision Support Provide Commo. Manage Processes Enabling Processes Enabling Processes DSAC I Framework for SEAs SEA Application Architecture 4. Conduct Data Driven Analysis & Intervention
Deliver Instruction DSAC II Architectural Framework Built Upon 12 Categories of School District Processes Establish Curriculum Administer Assessments Do Plan Check Act Provide Professional Development Conduct Data Driven Analysis & Interventions Provide Transportation Provide Food Services Curriculum Development & Learning Mgt. Key Support Processes Key Support Processes Ensure Parent/ Community Involvement Manage Data Ensure Safe, Secure & Engaging Environment Manage Purchasing & Warehouse Manage Facilities Manage HR Manage Finances & Assets Manage Information & Technology Business Processes Business Processes Provide Leadership and Governance (vision, goals and objectives, measures, policy and accountability)
EIMAC LSDS Task Force • One of three special task forces associated with CCSSO’s Education Information Management Advisory Consortium • Advise Data Quality Campaign • Looking at defining comprehensive state education data systems • Framing policy questions that state data systems should answer
Questions? Deborah Newby Director of Data Quality Council of Chief State School Officers firstname.lastname@example.org