College Promises

Interest is ramping up as the nation’s attention turns towards Promise work.  California kicked off its role with an impressive gathering of the California College Promise Campaign Advisory Committee.  Jordan Horowitz represented IEBC on the committee as more than 50 community colleges joined in discussing the Promise work and its potential to have a major impact on increasing students’ access to college.

Achieving the Dream and SAS Summit

Data use and its role in creating cultural change was the subject of IEBC President Brad Phillips’ presentation at the Achieving the Dream and SAS Data and Analytics Summit. Phillips presented a plenary talk on “Building a Culture of Evidence and Inquiry through Increasing Data Use” and a standing room only workshop session on leading and lagging indicators.

IEBC & IO Education Form Partnership

IO Education has announced it is partnering with the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) to enhance its collaboration with school districts. IO Education uses expert analysis to best leverage student data to improve educational outcomes. They will work with IEBC to advise district administrators and educators on strategies for turning raw data into useful insights and meaningful action.

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Around the country

Around the country in September included work in California, Wisconsin and Maryland with facilitations of data use workshops, strategic planning and curriculum alignment.

An Interesting Read

Published in EvoLLLution, “Competency-Based Education: The Importance of Metrics and Data Collection” makes some good points. Jordan Horowitz, IEBC vice president, says IEBC agrees, but getting metrics right from the start is good practice for all education, not solely competency- based education.

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Pathways, Collaborations, Connections that Work, Unlocking Data and more in this IEBC newsletter. Read it here.

Now available – PPT slides from the Sept. 28. IEBC webinar: Unlocking SLDS: Cross-Sector Data Linking and Reporting. The well attended webinar  attracted interest from across the country as those responsible for state systems tuned in to an expert panel to discuss methods and technologies for maximizing cross-sector data systems. We’ll post the webinar itself early next week.

A new partnership announced by IO Education brings in the Institute for Evidence-Based Change  to enhance IO Education’s collaboration with school districts.  Read the full announcement here.
 
Data is not enough. Data is students. Understanding the information that student data can provide is key in being able to put it to use effectively. IEBC’s new publication, The Data Whisperers, IEBC Analytics Products and Services offers assistance.

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