Enhanced Data Proposal Timeline
August 24, 2009
August 26
  • Post Quadrant/SEADAE data proposal on SEADAE website under forum for collecting responses from membership
  • Email goes out to membership alerting them of this request via Cory. Marcia will compose email.
  • Responses and questions due by 9/3 (Thursday); responses to questions will be posted to the website, as time permits, so all may read them; further questions may be posed during the SEADAE conference call on 9/1/09

September 1 (Tuesday)
  • Monthly conference call with SEADAE members. The data proposal is included as an agenda item to provide clarification as needed. This gives members two days to respond if they have not done so already.

September 4 (Friday)
  • Cory collects responses and sends to Deb, Marcia, Bob and Linda. Deb determine status of consensus for the proposal. Deb alerts membership to the status of consensus for the proposal. Non-SEADAE members of the data group (Bob Morrison, Bob Sabol, Phil Shepherd) should also be contacted about the progress and plans for the data work.

September 8 (Tuesday)
  • SEADAE webinar with Bob Morrison re: data collection, data proposal, and bigger data vision (at his discretion).

September 5-18
  • The proposal is used to solicit support and consensus from other non-tested areas so that the national requirements of the State Longitudinal Data Systems represent the complete curriculum. The timeline is dictated by the CCSSO Education Information Management Advisory Consortium (EIMAC) meeting scheduled for 10/5.
  • By September 9 make contact with non-tested national officers:
    • Physical Education-Judy Young (Marcia will contact)
    • Health-Nancy Hudson, CCSSO Health SCASS coordinator, is assisting
    • Social Studies, Frank Philip has contacted ED of the Social Studies Assoc.
    • World Languages- Deborah (Deb) W. Robinson, PhD (Linda will contact)
    • ASCD-Bob, can you help here

The idea is that we make the first point of contact, explain the concept, and tell them to look for an email from Bob with the proposal. We need to get email addresses and confirm point of contact for Bob. Then, Bob can send out the proposal to everyone at once with the timeline and a mechanism for feedback (phone calls, emails, etc to Bob?). Suggested timeline for this is to have feedback by these other areas back to Bob by 9/18.

September 21-25
  • Bob finalizes unified proposal for EIMAC presentation. Sends it out to all point people represented.

September 28-October 1
  • Last few days to make any changes needed based on the feedback from all groups.

October 2-3
  • FYI: AEP meeting in Cambridge, MA

October 4
  • FYI: SEADAE meeting in Cambridge, MA

October 5
  • EIMAC meeting in Arlington, VA, where Bob will present the proposal on behalf of all represented organizations and content areas
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About EIMAC
http://www.ccsso.org/projects/Education_Information_Management_Advisory_Consortium/

Since the 1960s, the Council of Chief State School Officers has had a committee of state education agency staff focused on education data concerns. The most recent restructuring of this committee occurred in 2004, at which time the group was renamed the Education Information Management Advisory Consortium (EIMAC).

The CCSSO Board believes that participation of all SEAs will give EIMAC the strength it needs to effectively advocate on behalf of states to reduce data collection burden and improve the overall quality of the data collected at the national level. For more information on EIMAC please contact Maureen Matthews at
maureenm@ccsso.org or 202-336-7023.

EIMAC's Five-Point Mission is:

  • Represent and advise SEA chiefs and staff on national data issues, both current and future.
  • Collaborate in the planning of national data initiatives by building partnerships with national data collectors, including federal program offices.
  • Review and provide feedback on 1) national data collections and reports, 2) national assessments and related research studies.
  • Provide networking and professional development opportunities for SEA directors and managers of data and assessment.
  • Provide resources and leadership to states in building student-level data systems.
Current State Members:
Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Utah
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming


EIMAC consists of four subcommittees: Assessment, General Statistics, Longitudinal Data Systems and Special Education. In addition, outside partners fund three standing task forces under EIMAC: Assessment (funded by US Department of Education), General Statistics (funded by US Department of Education), and Longitudinal Student Data Systems (funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation).

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