Center for Educational Performance and Information(CEPI) Margaret Merlyn Ropp, Ph.D.Director What’s a P20, and why would I want one?
Primary Functions of CEPI • Collect, manage and report on educational data about Michigan’s public schools • Current State School Aid Act “The Center shall • (a) Coordinate the collection of all data required by state and federal law from all entities receiving funds under this act. • (b) Collect data in the most efficient manner possible in order to reduce the administrative burden on reporting entities.
Driving Forces • The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is the primary driving force behind K- 12 longitudinal data collection and reporting. • In Michigan, the Lt. Governor's Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth is driving the extension on both ends from pre-K to higher education and workforce development.
Lt. Governor's Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth • Recommendation: • Create a functioning lifelong education tracking system with information from multiple data sources, including CEPI, MDLEG, and higher education
Why P-20? • The economic viability of Michigan’s future depends upon how well we educate the workforce of today and tomorrow. • The question we need to ask is, “how can we use educational data to make the decisions and policies to achieve this goal?”
Why P-20? • Private and public sources of funding are now beginning to require recipients to track longitudinal “results.” That is, accountability and impact on student outcomes. • Private foundations • Draft bill to re-authorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Both sources are using the Data Quality Campaign’s “Ten Essential Elements of Longitudinal Data Systems” as a measuring stick
The Ten Essential Elements – Where is Michigan? 1. A unique statewide student identifier that connects student data across key databases across years (CEPI’s Unique Identification Code UIC) 2. Student-level enrollment, demographic and program participation information 3. The ability to match individual students’ test records from year to year to measure academic growth 4. Information on untested students and the reasons they were not tested 5. A teacher identifier system with the ability to match teachers to students
The Ten Essential Elements – Where is Michigan? 6. Student-level transcript information, including information on courses completed and grades earned 7. Student-level college readiness test scores 8. Student-level graduation and dropout data 9. The ability to match student records between the P–12 and higher education systems 10. A state data audit system assessing data quality, validity and reliability
At the state level, what will it take to meet the challenge? • People to manage UICs, collect, analyze and report longitudinal data that includes P-20 • Additional CEPI and Department of Information Technology (DIT) staff to manage • extending the Unique Identification Code (UIC) to P-20 and maintain service • manage potential data collection for P-20 • Connect, analyze and report data
At the state level, what will it take to meet the challenge? • Tools to manage UICs, collect, analyze and report longitudinal data that includes P-20 • Ongoing funding support to extend the UIC service to P-20 partners • Ongoing funding support for the Student Data System (SDS) to collect data on P-20. The SDS has been built flexibly to allow expansion to P-20. • Ongoing funding support for business intelligence tools to produce analytics and dynamic reporting of longitudinal data for P-20
At the P-20 level, what will it take to meet the challenge? • Use the UIC – add it to P-20 local student information systems • Assign staff members to obtain UICs for new students and to maintain existing UICs, including resolution of potential matches • *Optional – work with CEPI to use the SDS to collect data if needed • *Optional – work with CEPI to obtain longitudinal analyses and reporting on students and data
Future Opportunities • We are building the tools to be flexible enough to meet the challenge of connecting P-20 student data. • First steps will be to sit down and ask, “What questions do you have that such a system could answer?”
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