This year’s conference theme, "Strength in Numbers," is a celebration of a decade of data-informed progress from across our network and an opportunity to discuss our future direction. Join us for our 10th-anniversary celebration. We will look back at the evidence-informed progress we’ve made as a sector but also look forward to the pressing issues of the day. This year the event will take place at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA from May 20–22, 2019. 

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Tuesday, May 21 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Capstone Roundtable — The request behind the request: program evaluation for continuous improvement Breakout Session
Limited Capacity seats available

When stakeholders ask for data, they often ask questions along the lines of, “can I have test score data for these students between Spring and Fall?” or “I would like a list of students who are behind grade level.” Behind these simple requests are often a more complex set of questions, such as, “Did students who enrolled in my summer program perform better than expected?” or, “Which students should we target for this reading intervention?” These are the “requests behind the requests.” When the Data Strategy and Analytics Team at Tulsa Public Schools set out to launch a continuous improvement focused program evaluation initiative, we realized we had to not only build our analytical capacity, but also build the demand to engage in that work.

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Jonathan McIlroy

Manager of District Performance, Tulsa Public Schools

Tuesday May 21, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Longfellow A, First Floor Charles Hotel (1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA, USA)