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  1. Getting Free Help: States’ Experiences with the SLDS State Support Team STATS-DC 2012 Data Conference July 11, 2012 Corey Chatis, State Support Team Peg Votta and Mike Ferry, RI Department of Education Jan Kiehne, CT Board of Regents for Higher Education Stock photo.

  2. Session Overview State Support Team (SST) 101 Revamped Technical Assistance Approach Rhode Island’s Experience with the SST Connecticut’s Experience with the SST Questions from Audience

  3. SST 101

  4. What is the State Support Team? Free help: technical assistance initiative of the SLDS program We are not the Feds Available to all states, regardless of SLDS grant status Who are we? Experienced state data systems experts with expertise in early childhood, K12, postsecondary, and P-20W sectors • What do we do? • Provide individual and group assistance to states addressing a host of SLDS-related issues • Facilitate communication and collaboration across states working on similar issues; share best practices among states

  5. SST support can include areas such as: • technical design • P-20W data linkage • collaboration with districts • data governance/quality • privacy/security • state/district relationships • master data management • indicator development • project management • data use Stock photo.

  6. SST Services Overview What are the SST Services? More structured approach to technical assistance, focused on the foundational aspects of SLDS with the most common need among states. Clearly defined purpose and deliverables Set of associated resources (templates, presentations, guides) for use with SST assistance, or for states to use on their own Current services Project Planning and Management Data Governance Stakeholder Outreach

  7. Revamped TA Approach

  8. New Technical Assistance Approach Each state (and territory) has a primary SST contact. • Each state’s “go to” SST member: • helps to identify needed resources • works with you to develop & implement an individualized technical assistance plan • engages other SST members as needed • provides ongoing support Stock photo.

  9. Rhode Island’s Experience with the SST

  10. RI’s Experience with the SST Identified Need SLDS Support – One concrete example • Pre-SST – Research Assistance • Too many projects – too many vendors • Scope Creep – Build or buy? A RI Crossroad Assistance SST Provided Jeff Sellers, Jim Campbell • The Process • The Credibility

  11. RI’s Experience with the SST, cont. Results of Assistance RI regained control of its SLDS destiny High level interaction with SLDS project RI knows it has a credible, objective champion Next Steps for State Data Governance –new structure, handbook Data Team K-20 Research committee, governance and structure Higher Education Data warehouse Data Quality Training WHY WOULD ANYONE TURN DOWN INCREDIBLY CAPABLE FREE HELP?

  12. Connecticut’s Experience with the SST

  13. CT’s Experience with the SST Stock photo.

  14. CT’s Experience with the SST Stock photo.

  15. CT’s Experience with the SST Stock photo.

  16. CT’s Experience with the SST Stock photo.

  17. CT’s Experience with the SST Stock photo.

  18. Questions from Participants

  19. State Support Team Update Contact Info and Resources: Corey Chatis: corey.chatis@sst-slds.org Mike Ferry: michael.ferry@ride.ri.gov Jan Kiehne: kiehnej@ct.edu SST general help: support@sst-slds.org SLDS SST webpage: http://nces.ed.gov/programs/slds/techassistance.asp SLDS GRADS website: http://nces.grads360.org