This year, the American Educational Research Association AERA) celebrated their 100th year at their annual meeting in San Antonio, TX. I was honored and excited to be selected as a presenter. While attending the meeting, there were 3 sessions that featured some of the great work happening here at MNPS.
The first session entitled, The Role of Networks and Social Capital Within and Beyond Organizations in Implementation and Scaling Up. Dr. Kimberly Bess, from Vanderbilt University, shared about MNPS' partnership with NAZA (Nashville After-Zone Alliance) where the MNPS Data Warehouse was used to provide program implementation and monitoring data to the after-school providers. The collaborative inquiry process was used two times a year when MNPS and NAZA hosted data dives for program providers and school representatives.
The last session entitled, Using Surveys in School Research, was presented by Dr. Margie Johnson and Dr. Jeff Wayman. This session also featured the TDUS and how MNPS was the first district in the nation to use the data to inform data use implementation. Click HERE to read more about how MNPS used the TDUS to inform the collaborative inquiry data use initiative.
You can access the PowerPoint HERE. (Thanks to Dr. Stephanie Wilkerson for her contributions to this work.)
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