Closing the Circle 2006 Florida Department of Education Information

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					          Closing the Circle
2006 Florida Department of Education
  Information Database Conference
                  Hotel Royal Plaza
                   Orlando, Florida
                Tuesday, June 13, 2006

          Hanna Skandera, Deputy Commissioner
  Division of Accountability, Research, and Measurement
          Closing the Circle
• Number twenty and counting
• Purpose of this presentation
  – Christy Hovanetz-Lassila, Office of Evaluation and
  – Jeff Sellers, PK20 Education Data Warehouse
  – Jay Pfeiffer, Division of Accountability, Research,
    and Measurement
  – Lavan Dukes, Education Information and
    Accountability Services
• Closing the Circle
           2005-06 Initiatives
• More Hurricanes
  – Still recovering from two years of hurricanes that hit Florida, The
    Department of Education and school districts were able to assist
    thousands of students and families from Mississippi, Alabama,
    and Louisiana. Shared information and data exchanges were
    pivotal in this effort.
            2005-06 Initiatives
• Uniform standards proposed for key teacher compensation
   – On May 9, Florida Education Commissioner John Winn presented
     findings from a national study conducted by the DOE regarding the
     collection and reporting of average teacher salary, average teacher
     compensation, and average teacher market value. Based on this
     experience and Florida’s staff systems, he provided recommendations
     to the National Board for Education Sciences.
         2005-06 Initiatives
• Sunshine Connections
  – Sunshine Connections to provide state and local data
    to teachers and administrators consistently statewide.
         2005-06 Initiatives
• Legislative Performance Profiles
  – Show key K-12 performance data and progress into
    the postsecondary pipeline.

            2005-06 Initiatives
• High School and
  Community College
  Feedback Reports
   – Targeting individual
     schools and institutions
     with information about the
     progress of their students
     at the next education level.
        Standing Initiatives
  – An online counseling tool that assists high school and
    community college students monitor their personal
    progress toward educational goals.
         Standing Initiatives
• Return on Investment
  – The ROI index allows users to evaluate measures of
    performance in relation to the resources allocated to the
    individual schools and districts.

                            ROI – Percentile Rank                 98
                            Percent of the Highest ROI Value     74%
                            Percent of Students With
                            Learning Gains:
                               Mathematics                       78%
                               Reading                           72%
                            School Grade                           A
                            Total Program Cost Per WFTE        $4,210
      Additional Initiatives
• Continued collaboration between districts
  and the Department in cleaning up and
  aligning survey data with FCAT results

• Business intelligence portal to the PK20
  Education Data Warehouse

• Longitudinal grant fro USDOE to enhance
  the K-20 Education Warehouse
  2006-07 and 2007-08 Budgets
Planning 2006-07 and 2007-08 Fiscal Year State Budgets for the
Division of Accountability, Research, and Measurement:

   • Build and improve upon relationships among data collectors, data base
     managers, data analysis, policy and management decision makers from
     classroom teachers to the executive and legislative branches of state

   • Expand the use of new technologies to facilitate better relationships and
     greater efficiency and effectiveness.
 Closing the Circle

Christy Hovanetz-Lassila, Director
Office of Evaluation and Reporting
    School Grades and AYP
• Survey 2 and Survey 3 matching process
  – Completed cooperatively by EIAS and Evaluation and
  – Increases number of accurate matches for inclusion
    in school grades and AYP
  – Improves data in surveys, for school grades and AYP,
    and for general reporting
  – Accurate data for the next year
  – Both offices start with the same information
  – Involves Accountability and Assessment Contacts,
    MIS contacts, and principals, more people closer to
    the data are reviewing it for multiple purposes.
 Assessment Matching Process
• Worked cooperatively with Education Data
  Warehouse to complete Assessment matching
  process for school grades and AYP
  – More assessments matched to students equals less
    work for districts looking up prior year information
  – More precision for refining matches
  – More students included in matches
  – Improved student assessment history on individual
    student records for FCAT
  – More accurate demographic reports for FCAT
          More Accurate Data
• The Department uses data provided by districts
  for many purposes including policy decisions,
  modeling for future accountability calculation,
  and new programs.
  –   Alternative Schools
  –   Teachers Effectiveness
  –   Supplemental Educational Services
  –   Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten

  Having more accurate data allows for better
        modeling and decision making.
Closing the Circle

     Jeff Sellers, Director
PK20 Education Data Warehouse
The PK20 Education Data Warehouse
     Data Integration Process

                       Technical                Community         State
   PK-12                Center                   College        University
    data                 data                     data            data

                      EDW Central Repository
                      EDW Central Repository
                          (1995 forward)
                           (1995 forward)

             Pre-defined           Data Marts        Research
           Reports/Queries                           Extracts
What’s New: Business Intelligence
FCAT Data Mart
              Providing Data
• Performance on the Common Placement Tests –
  Reporting the need for remediation in postsecondary, by
  state, district, school, and student
• High School Feedback Report – Reporting on 18 items
  by state, district, and school
• Feedback to identify/verify Highly Qualified Teachers
  – Based on Pass/Not Pass results on the Florida
  Teacher Certification Examination
• Small Learning Communities Outcomes – Giving
  feedback for those participating in the SLC grant
           Closing the Circle

      Jay Pfeiffer, Assistant Deputy Commissioner
Division of Accountability, Research, and Measurement
  Florida’s Longitudinal Grant
• 14 States awarded “longitudinal grants” through the
  Institute for Education Sciences in NCES
   – Three Year grants designed to implement state level K12
     Student Information Systems in each state within the next nine
   – Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky,
     Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South
     Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin – 53 million dollars nationally,
     ranging from 1.5 to 5.8 million to each state
• Florida’s grant builds on the existing statewide education
  data systems
   – K12 Student/Staff Information Systems, Facilities Information
     Systems, Finance Information Systems
   – Facilities integration and redesign
   – Integration into the K20 Education Data Warehouse
Florida’s Longitudinal Grant: Facilities
        Sunshine Connections
• Expanding to more districts, users
   – 4 pilot areas and 5,500 teachers
   – 47 School Districts, 1000,000 + Teachers
   – Teachers, school administrators, district administrators
       Sunshine Connections
• Improved Look and Navigation
   – Revised look and feel
   – Revised menu and navigation strategies
   – Demo Site
      Sunshine Connections
• Improved content
  – New FCAT analysis capabilities, including longitudinal
  – Potential new partners
       Sunshine Connections
• New Initiatives
   – Automated Individual Education Plan (IEP) Process
  Sunshine Connections/IEP
• Training
  – Train the Trainer model with facilitators from each
  – Locations around the five education regions of the
  – Web streaming and video of the regional sessions
  – Online tutorial and demonstration tools
  – User documents including learning guide
  – Personal assistance
  – Help desk services
        Sunshine Connections
• Expand uses of SharePoint Portal software
   – FAMIS Collaboration
   – District Client Access Licenses
Sunshine Connections Release 2

Sunshine Connections is part of a strategy to improve access to state and local data
resources and services. The Sunshine Connections partnerships include combining data
and services for districts (center), providing a business intelligence portal into the EDW
(right), and providing access to services currently provided by the Department through
the web (left).
       For More Information
• Florida’s Education Data Warehouse
• Performance Profiles
• Sunshine Connections
• Return on Investment
                Even More
• Educational Accountability
  - http://www.fldoe/strategic Plan/

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