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INSTITUTE MATERIALS

2013 Sessions and Materials

This section contains session materials for the 2013 VDQI.
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June 27, 2013

June 28, 2013


Presenters

Brenda Dann-Messier, Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education, USDOE

Johan Uvin, Ph.D, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, OVAE, USDOE

11:30 AM EDT

SESSION 1:
Welcome and Introductions

OVAE and DATE leaders will discuss the status of the CTE Transformation Strategy, share the Department’s plans for Perkins reauthorization, and provide their perspectives on the 2013 DQI theme: Evaluating CTE Programs and Using Data for Improvement.


Presenters

Julie Reed Kochanek, Ph.D, Director of Research/Principal Research Scientist, Regional Education Laboratory Northeast & Islands

Natalie Lacireno-Paquet, Ph.D, Project Director/Senior Research Associate, Regional Education Laboratory Northeast & Islands

Ruth Neild, Commissioner, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, USDOE

Moderator

John Haigh, DATE

12:00 PM EDT

SESSION 2:
Building a Research Agenda: Materials from the
Regional Educational Laboratory, Northeast & Islands

Panelists from REL-NEI will present materials used in their work to create long-term research agendas with eight research alliances. The publicly-available materials can be adapted by conference participants for use in their own organizations.


Session Materials:

Presenters

Len Lintner, M.A., Program Officer, DATE, OVAE, USDOE

John Haigh, Ed.D, Chief, Accountability and Performance Branch, DATE, OVAE, USDOE

Moderator

Jay Savage, DATE

1:00 PM EDT

SESSION 3:
CTE Local Program Evaluation

Evaluation expectations and strategies for local programs.


Session Materials:

Presenters

Sharon Wendt, M.A., CTE Director, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Matt Hastings, Data and Research Specialist, Nebraska Department of Education

Paul Holbrook, Ph.D, Department Chair for Business and Education, Coconino Community College

Moderator

Robin Utz, DATE

2:15 PM EDT

SESSION 4:
Data, Research, and Analytics: Career and Technical Education as Exemplar

Perhaps more than ever, "the power of data" matters for our schools. Yet, many struggle to fully understand how this information can and should be utilized to enhance student outcomes. This session will provide a comprehensive review of the vast array of data, research, and analytic information developed, specifically, around career and technical education. However, the analytic processes utilized are transferrable to almost any educational program. Participants will learn how to use data from their own state and local school districts and colleges to produce similar empirical insights.


Session Materials:

Presenters

Krishnan Sudharsan, M.P.A., Education Research Consultant, Office of Career and Technical Education, Michigan Department of Education

Mimi Lufkin, Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

Moderator

Sharon Head, DATE

3:00 PM EDT

SESSION 5:
Making CTE Data Meaningful, Accessible, and
Actionable

Borrowing from the world of business intelligence, NAPE has developed interactive equity data dashboards for SEAs and LEAs using Perkins data. The dashboards are based on visual analytics tools used by the Michigan Department of Education and allow stakeholders to explore equity questions about their CTE programs. Panelists will discuss how the tools and process could transform your CTE programs for under-represented students and will demonstrate Michigan’s equity dashboard, which contains Perkins indicator data disaggregated by special populations.


Activity in Preparation:

  1. To learn more about Tableau, please go to http://www.tableausoftware.com/learn/tutorials/on-demand/amazing-things-8 and watch the videos in sequence.
  2. How does your state/entity share Perkins core performance indicator (CPI) data with its stakeholders? What are the advantages of sharing the CPIs in the method you have chosen? What are the disadvantages of the method chosen?
  3. How does your state/entity analyze the CPIs for various sub-group categories? Are gaps easily identifiable in sub-group performance compared to the overall performance?

Session Materials:

Moderator

Amanda Richards Sheil, RTI International

3:45 PM EDT

SESSION 6:
Internal State Meetings

State and local partners meet (in person or virtually) to discuss the state’s strategies for program evaluation and improvement. Building upon the pre-meeting discussions with your state and local partners, discuss your evaluation strategies and plans.


Session Materials:

Presenters

Ben Williams, Ph.D, Coordinator, Special Projects in Admissions, Columbus State Community College

Mimi Lufkin, Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity

Moderator

Margaret Romer, DATE

1:00 PM EDT

SESSION 7:
Data-Driven Continuous Improvement

Learn how schools and colleges around the country are increasing the diversity in their CTE programs through an evidence-based, data-driven, program improvement process aligned with OVAE’s continuous improvement model.


Activity in Preparation:

  1. Why is it that we need a diverse workforce, especially in STEM?
  2. What do you think are the key reasons, or root causes, why very few female students pursue and complete STEM programs in CTE outside of those leading to careers in Health fields?
  3. How can secondary and postsecondary institutions develop strategies that can mitigate these root causes?
  4. What would happen if we did nothing?

Session Materials:

Presenters

Gretchen Koch, MAT, Executive Director, Workforce Development Programs, CompTIA

Catherine Imperatore, Research Manager, Association for Career and Technical Education

Scott Parke, Ph.D, Vice Chancellor for Research, Florida College System

Erin Larson

Gardner Carrick, Vice President, Manufacturing Institute, National Association of Manufacturers

Moderator

Marie Buker, DATE

2:10 PM EDT

WEBINAR 8A:
Sharing Industry Certification Data

Many postsecondary CTE students earn certifications from industry organizations. Lead participants in the National Data Sharing Project discuss current and upcoming activities to expand efforts to new states, industries and certifying bodies.


Session Materials:

Presenters

Ron Grimes, Executive Director, Office of Career Technical Accountability and Support, West Virginia Department of Education

Sherri Nash, Ed.D, CTE Coordinator, Division of Technical, Adult and Institutional Education, West Virginia Department of Education

Moderator

Jay Savage, DATE

2:10 PM EDT

WEBINAR 8B:
Maximizing Online LEA Plan and Analysis Capabilities
for Targeted Improvement Strategies

Discover how West Virginia transitioned the traditional LEA Plan paper document to an online system with capabilities to analyze individual and composite LEA data. The session will highlight West Virginian’s LEA Plan components and the state’s process of reviewing existing strategies, developing drop down lists to identify suggested strategies, launching the online LEA plan, and analyzing results to identify best practices.


Session Materials:

Moderator

Amanda Richards Sheil, RTI International

2:10 PM EDT

WEBINAR 8C:
Discuss Results of Internal State Meetings

Share the results of internal team discussions on June 27 about evaluation and data use and obtain feedback from other states. This discussion will also inform OVAE about ideas for future technical assistance, topics for the Next Steps Working Group, or state director meetings.


Session Materials:

Presenter

Jay LeMaster, Accountability Team, Division of Adult Education and Literacy, OVAE, USDOE

Moderator

Allison Hill, DATE

2:50 PM EDT

WEBINAR 9A:
Creating a Community of Data Users in the National Reporting System for Adult Education

The National Reporting System (NRS) for adult education is the outcome-based reporting system for the State-administered, federally funded adult education program authorized under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act. Since its inception, the NRS has developed and delivered a variety of annual training opportunities to encourage and support state and local program staff in their use of performance data for program monitoring and improvement. Professional development activities in the NRS are based on a "train-the-trainer" model which enables state staff to roll out data initiatives statewide. This session will introduce participants to the NRS training model and provide examples of implementation efforts from the state perspective. Participants will discuss their own successes and challenges in fostering data use communities in their state and local programs.


Session Materials:

Presenters

Lee Burket, Director, Bureau of Career and Technical Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education

Shara Bunis, Consultant, Center for Data Quality and Information, Pennsylvania Department of Education

Nick Edmunds, Consultant, Center for Data Quality and Information, Pennsylvania Department of Education

Moderator

Margaret Romer, DATE

2:50 PM EDT

WEBINAR 9B:
More Information Through SLDS

State longitudinal data systems (SLDS) will offer expanded opportunities to access and use data for improvement. Pennsylvania panelists will describe the process their state is following to catalogue policy questions and identify data gaps, and will offer insights into the challenges and recommendations that resulted from the process.


Session Materials:

Presenters

Sharon Miller, Ph.D, Director, DATE, OVAE, USDOE

John Haigh, Ed.D, Chief, Accountability and Performance Branch, DATE, OVAE, USDOE

Moderator

Allison Hill, DATE

3:20 PM ET

SESSION 10:
Closing General Session

Meeting highlights and next steps.