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LouisianaConnect Overview. College and Career Readines s Summit: December 1 st , 2011. Introduction: Brian Dennis, State Director, LA. Based in Baton Rouge, LA Over the last two years, developed and implemented a workforce development plan for East Central Kansas.

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Louisianaconnect overview

LouisianaConnect Overview

College and Career Readiness Summit: December 1st, 2011

Introduction brian dennis state director la
Introduction: Brian Dennis, State Director, LA

  • Based in Baton Rouge, LA

  • Over the last two years, developed and implemented a workforce development plan for East Central Kansas.

  • Prior to Kansas, worked as the Executive Director of the Children’s Coalition:

    • Managed a grant from the White House Office of Faith Based Administration's Compassion Capitol Grant.

    • Grant awarded to aid the rebuilding of education and children’s services following Hurricane Katrina. 

    • While with the Coalition, also managed a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  where anti-drug and anti-gang programs were built and implemented in schools throughout Louisiana. 

  • Comes from a family that served the education system in Louisiana for decades.  His father was a professor of History at Nicholls State University for 35 years and his mother served in several key roles within Louisiana education. 

A word on student data
A Word on Student Data

Current year SISdata made available by DOE (Only Publics)

Current year STS data made available by DOE (Publics & Non-Publics)

SIS Data

STS Data


(Option 2)

(Option 1)

Goal: Load the broadest amount of current demographic, enrollment and academic performance data into LouisianaConnect at the earliest possible date.

What’s Next: ACT Data, Standardized Test Scores from DOE (EOC, LEAP, etc.), ???

Important next steps
Important Next Steps

  • Automated Account Activation

    • Counselors are signing up now for access to the portal

  • Student & Parent Account Activation

    • LOSFA will send a follow-up email indicating that student & parent account activation is available beginning in the next few weeks

    • The web portal needs student data to be tested and loaded for student/parent account activation to commence

    • LDOE has finalized an agreement to share data with the web portal

  • Non-Public School Student & Parent Account Activation

    • If school does not submit “SIS” data, enrollment data will not be current until LDOE February “STS” data harvest

    • LOSFA to circulate workaround for schools that would like to refresh enrollment data by extracting directly from their own student information system and loading directly into LouisianaConnect

Student perspective1
Student Perspective

Student perspective2
Student Perspective

  • Where can I go to school to do this?

    (College Search, List, Compare list tools)

Student perspective3
Student Perspective

Student perspective4
Student Perspective

  • How can I pay for school?

    (Financial Aid piece/Talent Connect/Scholarship Match)

Student perspective9
Student Perspective

  • Can I get help with the application process?

    (Essay tool, Common Application, FAFSA tool-school deadlines)

Counselor perspective

  • So many students, so little time!

    (Tracking tools that show student progress)

Counselor perspective1

Counselor perspective2

Counselor perspective3

  • How can I keep students informed?

    (Newsfeed tool, blast messaging that can be targeted)

Counselor perspective4

Counselor perspective5

Counselor perspective6

Parent perspective
Parent Perspective

  • How can I stay in the loop?

    (Parent 'dashboard'-shot that shows what parents can see)

Parent perspective1
Parent Perspective