Last week, Laura Hansen and Margie Johnson from MNPS' Information Management and Decision Support department presented 5 sessions at the 2016 STATS DC conference. This year's theme was, "Better Data from the Inside Out," with sessions about a variety of topics related to data, including data collection, data management, data privacy, data quality, data standards, and data use practices. If you are interested in learning more about this conference, please go to http://ies.ed.gov/whatsnew/conferences/?id=2531.
Laura Hansen served on a NCES Forum Workgroup that unveiled a new publication around Student Data Privacy, and can be found here: https://nces.ed.gov/forum/pub_2016096.asp. She also presented 3 conference sessions:
Margie Johnson and Mary Laurens Seely, from MNPS' Research, Assessment, and Evaluation department, are part of a national Data Use Standards Working Group for educators. One session Margie presented was about the workgroup's publication of PK-12 Data Use Standards for Educators (https://slds.grads360.org/#program/data-use-standards).
Margie also presented about the MNPS REL Appalachia partnership work around collaborative inquiry entitled, Best Practice for Enhancing Collaborative Data Use in Schools.
To learn more about the sessions and access materials, please go to http://www.mnpscollaboration.org/2016-nces-stats-dc-presentations.html.
We would love to hear about the data work you and/or your team is doing. Please feel free to contact Margie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your story or to get support around data use.
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