Registration open for conference geared toward data teams
Registration is open for a no-cost Aug. 10 conference designed for school districts’ entire data teams – anyone from business managers to TIER teachers.
“It’s one-stop shopping for all Iowa Department of Education data-related issues,” said department consultant Margaret Hanson. “We haven’t done this for several years where everyone comes under one roof.”
All state-related data issues are going to be covered under one roof rather than sporadic meetings on various issues that take place throughout the state.
“Everyone has state reporting requirements,” Hanson said. “It’s good ongoing training, a must for anyone who is new within his or her district.”
Topics to be covered include Adequate Yearly Progress, Basic Educational Data Survey (BEDS), Competent Private Instruction (CPI), Career and Technical Education (CTE), Early Literacy Implementation (ELI), English language learners (ELL), Regents Admission Index (RAI), Student Locator Framework (SLF), school finance, Schools in Need of Assistance/Districts in Need of Assistance (SINA/DINA), Student Reporting in Iowa (SRI), Statewide Voluntary Preschool Program (SWVPP), and Tools for Innovation in Educational Results (TIERs).
“There also will be sessions on tips and tricks so even if you are an advanced data reporter or user, we can give you short cuts that you may not be aware of,” Hanson said. “The goal is to make everyone’s data-reporting lives easier.”
The conference will be held at the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.
Registration ends Aug. 4. Register here.