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					     SLDS Webinar
             SLDS Alternate Funding and Project Resources
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   Panelists
     • Jim Boardman (Arkansas)
     • Dan Domagala (Colorado)
     • Brian Rawson (Texas)

   Agenda
     • Background of each state’s alternate funding and project
       resources
     • Relationship initiation with providers of funding and/or
       resources
     • Communication and outreach strategy
     • Best practices and lessons learned
     • Questions from participants
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   Background (Arkansas)
     • Primary Resources
               – Federal Grants
                       • IES (three grants)
                       • Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT)
        • Private Grants
               – Gates
        • State Appropriations (Several)
               –   Division of Research and Technology
               –   Arkansas Public School Computer Network
               –   Regional Technology Coordinators
               –   Electronic Transcripts


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   Background (Colorado)
     • Alternate/Supplemental Funding:
               –   Local Foundations
               –   Education Advocacy Groups
               –   Governor’s Discretionary (ARRA)
               –   Colorado Legacy Foundation
        • Types of Resources:
               –   Dollars
               –   Personnel (i.e. Subject Experts, Grant Writers)
               –   Time
               –   Cost Collaboration / Cost Shifting


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   Background (Texas)
        • Since 2008, The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF) has
          committed nearly $11M in funding, as well as countless hours of
          their expertise (i.e. staff, contractors), and high quality
          deliverables (i.e. performance dashboards) to help establish the
          Texas Student Data System (TSDS).
        • Texas State Legislature has provided almost $8M in capital
          funding to assist with modernizing the underlying technical
          infrastructure associated with PEIMS.
        • For a number of years, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has
          also funded a statewide public facing longitudinal data
          warehouse (the Texas P-16 Public Education Information
          Resource) that ultimately will tie Pre-K through College and
          workforce readiness data for reporting purposes.
        • SLDS I: $7.9M
        • SLDS II: $18.3M
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   Relationship Initiation (Arkansas)
     • Initial Contacts
               – Grant Award Notices
               – Personal Contacts at Meetings
               – Data Requests
        • Determination of Needs
               –   History of Data and Information Request
               –   Policy Discussions
               –   Legislative Mandates
               –   Stakeholders Meetings



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   Relationship Initiation (Colorado)
     • Contact
               –   Policy Guidance (State and Local), Legislative Liaisons
               –   Performance Management, Data Transparency
               –   Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE)
               –   Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB)
        • Needs / Areas of Interest
               –   Educator Effectiveness
               –   Direct Student Impact
               –   Career / Workforce skills
               –   Make a ‘Splash’


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   Relationship Initiation (Texas)
      • Early relationship between TEA and MSDF centered around the
         initiation of studies to form the basis of a new roadmap for
         developing an enhanced statewide longitudinal data capability
         to improve data-driven decision making.
      • Ultimately, two investigational studies were conducted: 1) Texas
         Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting Systems Investigation
         (TDCARSI), 2) District Management Systems Study (DMSS).

        • The Texas Student Data System (TSDS) vision was developed with
          detailed background research and extensive consultation with
          stakeholders, facilitated in large part due to the aforementioned
          studies.

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   Communication and Outreach Strategy (Arkansas)
     • Federal Resources
               – Conference Calls
               – Performance Reports
        • Private Resources
               – Written Progress Reports
               – Conference Calls
               – Site Visits
        • State Resources
               – Presentations
               – Web Sites

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   Communication and Outreach Strategy (Colorado)
     • SLDS Project Websites
     • Communications Department (Public)
     • Milestone updates via direct communication
     • Major Data Release Events
     • Celebrate Progress (what was the return on investment)

        • Interests unified towards Student Outcomes
        • Thank-Yous


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   Communication and Outreach Strategy (Texas)
     • Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (MSDF)
               – Formal Reporting (i.e. Progress Reporting, Financial Reporting)
               – Day-to-Day Interactions (i.e. Project/Issue Meetings)
               – Active Relationship-Building (i.e. peer-to-peer communications)


        • Texas Legislature & Oversight Entities
               – Formal Reporting (i.e. Progress Reporting, Financial Reporting)
               – As Needed Briefings (i.e. w/ interested legislators, oversight bodies,
                 others)



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   Best Practices (Arkansas)
     • Data Collection Questions (Why and What)
     • Provide and Demonstrate Value to Stakeholders
     • Increase Access and Ease of Use
     • Expand Audience

   Lessons Learned
      • Don’t Ask Unless You Intend To Listen and Act
      • Ask
      • Prepare to Modify and Adjust - Everything

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   Best Practices (Colorado)
     • Constant outreach and communication
     • Focus on Service and Support
     • Creatively search for revenue streams and cost savings
     • Involve Local Education Agencies

   Lessons Learned
      • Some entities prefer to contribute to ‘non-governmental’
        entity (Colorado Legacy Foundation)
      • Up-front involvement of Procurement and Legal

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   Best Practices (Texas)
      • Leverage not only the grant funding, but also the deep expertise
         that exists within the foundations and their representatives.
      • Develop trusting relationships that are based on mutual
         understanding of the other’s capabilities, interests,
         accountabilities, and limitations.
   Lessons Learned
      • Align expectations as early in the initiative as possible, at all
         levels within all organizations.
      • Establish appropriate communication channels and engage
         routinely, and ensure buy-in with key participants.
      • Understand commitments at all levels within all organizations,
         and re-visit them routinely.

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   Questions?
   Contact Info and Resources:
   Requests from State Support Team or SLDS Team:
   Rosemary Collins, (202) 502-7354 or Rosemary.Collins@ed.gov
   Corey Chatis, (206) 799-8768 corey@chatisconsulting.com

   Panelists:
   Jim Boardman, Arkansas Department of Education
   Jim.Boardman@arkansas.gov

   Dan Domagala, Colorado Department of Education
   Domagala_D@cde.state.co.us

   Brian Rawson, Texas Education Agency
   Brian.Rawson@tea.state.tx.us

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