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1 Ed-Fi 1.1 Request for Comment Webinar 3 Adam Miller - Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Audio lines are muted during the presentation Please use the chat box to type your questions

2 Webinar Logistics Please introduce yourself in the chat box –You can type your name and organization to All Participants All questions/comments welcome! We will stop occasionally to answer chat questions.

3 The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation was established in 1999 to help improve the lives of children in need around the world. The Ed-Fi initiative supports children's access to quality education in public schools, one of the foundation’s key objectives.Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Ed-Fi is based on input from state and local education agencies and vendors. Ed-Fi is governed by foundation representatives working with an advisory council of education agency representatives from states that opt to implement the standard. The Ed-Fi standard is vendor-neutral and does not require any specific vendor’s hardware or software.

4 RFC Goals Solicit feedback to keep Ed-Fi useful and easy to adopt Discover potential errors, problems, or compatibility issues Provide the public portal to capture feedback at https://discussions.zoho.com/ed-fi https://discussions.zoho.com/ed-fi Most importantly, tell us missing Ed-Fi data elements that you need.

5 RFC Conference Schedule August 1 st to September 26 th 9/ pm Central 9/ pm Central 9/27 - RFC phase wrap up - Last call for changes 9/30 - RFC phase lockdown TBD Ed-Fi Advisory Council meeting to confirm proposed changes TBD Ed-Fi v1.1 Release Announcement

6 Webinar recordings and RFC schema on ed-fi.org © 2011 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation 6

7 Ed-Fi Discussion Forum https://discussions.zoho.com/ed-fi https://discussions.zoho.com/ed-fi © 2011 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation 7

8 Ed-Fi recap in 90 Seconds What is the recipe for widespread high quality, student level dashboards? © 2011 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation 8

9 Recipe Ingredients Multiple data sources (historical and daily) Well-defined data schema Metrics based on quality research User interface designed for action Procedure 1.Blend data from various source systems 2.Sift data through an ETL layer of metric calculations 3.Carefully place data inside the user interface 4.Serve with detailed documentation for easier adoption © 2011 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation 9

10 Ed-Fi is the recipe and ingredients Public XML data schema Documented student performance metrics Operational data store with sample data ETL code to move data Source code for fully-functional Web-based dashboards Packaged with a brand name and permissive licensing for others to build on and share Presented as the model for a new quality bar that fits within the “free” price range © 2011 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation 10

11 © 2011 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation 11 Ed-Fi Web site provides free licensing

12 Ed-Fi aligned to CEDS © 2011 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation 12

13 Ed-Fi in the CEDS alignment tool © 2011 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation 13

14 What’s New in the Ed-Fi 1.1 Dashboards New dashboard platform capabilities User interface enhancements from usability analysis New metric calculations Subject Area grade enhancements Architectural changes and bug fixes © 2011 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation 14

15 Dashboard Platform Capabilities Data extractors available from major vendors (Skyward, ProLogic, Eduphoria, and ACT) Custom cohorts, student grouping, and watch lists Critical performance updates from load testing Goal setting for district and campus levels Security improvements Longitudinal student view across campuses in district Race/ethnicity updates ADA UI improvements regarding red/green color blindness End of year database snapshots © 2011 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation 15

16 User Interface Enhancements Early reading metrics Campus lists navigation consistency Legend clarity Searching by ID Freeze panes in various screens New assessment views © 2011 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation 16

17 User Interface Enhancements (Cont.) Menu/sub-menu structure improvements Assessment results split between state and local “More” button menu improvements Trend arrows Viewing and hiding metrics Student population drilldown views © 2011 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation 17

18 New Metrics Calculations Days Absent –Display number of days absent as opposed to percentage of days absent. –Days absent per grading period. Early Reading Assessment Enhancements –Ability to display details on early reading tests © 2011 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation 18

19 New Metrics Calculations (Cont.) Prior Year Metrics –Adds prior year metrics to the dashboard views, allowing educators to view data on their students before school begins, in addition to having a point of reference for comparison during the school year. –Option to display or not display prior year metrics –Uses a stabilized snapshot of metric data at end of the school year –Campus and District rollup metrics © 2011 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation 19

20 Subject Area Grade Enhancements Display of multiple grades or competencies for a subject area (Elementary) Multiple grading modes (letter, number) New composite grade displays to show number of sub-grades/competencies that met the Student Threshold. © 2011 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation 20

21 Architecture Changes Separation of Presentation Core and Presentation Web code artifacts leveraging the MVC model for maintainability, extensibility & development simplicity Code optimizations to improve runtime Server side paging for grids Enhanced code to support metric initialization activities to enable metric extension capabilities © 2011 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation 21

22 Bug Fixes Metric variant concept in the Metrics DB to enable implementation specific metrics Logging enhancements for failure analysis Move to GIT for Distributed Source Control Removal of dependencies from tools/lib to pull from NuGet Fixed login impersonation problems Fixed bug regarding hardcoded values in the Overview pages Repaired expand / collapse issue due to Id mismatch in metric templates © 2011 Michael & Susan Dell Foundation 22

23 Descriptors Enumeration dilemma –Code lists standardized within the xsd –States use different code lists and change as education laws and policies change –Using codes (01, 02,..) versus short descriptions Descriptors –Moves enumerations from xsd into data (descriptor) to support enumerations that can align with those defined and published by a State or other organization

24 Descriptors Support references by either code or short description Effective dates to model change over time Can link to prior descriptor for longitudinal analysis Linked to a namespace that defines their scope Most map a to common denominator of enumerations to support analysis across states

25 Defining an enumeration vs. descriptor With enums, values are fixed in the xsd With descriptors, values are defined in data, in an xml file 27 Minimum Minimum High School Program TAC Chapter 74, revised September 1, 2005; including TAC § (b)(2) for students receiving special education services, revised August 1, (for students who entered grade 9 in and thereafter)

26 Assigning values to enumeration vs. descriptor … Recommended … With enumerations: With descriptors: … 28 … … Recommended …

27 Next Steps 1.Expect an invite for the next Web conference. 2.Please invite your peers to these webinars! 3.Don’t be shy to ask questions here or through the Ed-Fi discussion portal.Ed-Fi discussion portal


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