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 — A System for Measuring Improvement of New York’s Lowest-Performing Schools Session is full
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If 40 of New York State’s lowest-performing schools do not improve student outcomes over the next three years, they risk the appointment of an Independent Receiver or even closure. How do these schools show evidence of measurable progress? How do you set rigorous, yet achievable goals for schools that lag far below state benchmarks on key indicators (e.g., test scores, graduation rates, drop-out rates, etc.)? Working with stakeholders across the New York State Education Department, we designed a rigorous, transparent, ESSA-aligned system for helping superintendents direct and track improvement efforts in these schools. The new methodology integrates 41 types of indicators and sets realistic annual goals, while also providing flexibility to help schools prioritize and address their unique challenges. Come hear about how we did it and what we discovered along the way.

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Jeffrey Fletcher

Education Specialist & SDP Fellow, New York State Education Department
Jeffrey Fletcher is a SDP data fellow with the New York State Education Department. Prior to the fellowship, Jeffrey was a Senior Research Assistant at the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University. His work consisted of both quantitative and qualitative... Read More →
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Andrew Morozov

Associate in Education Research, New York State Education Department
Andrew Morozov, Ph.D. (SDP Cohort 9) is Associate in Education Research at the New York State Education Department. In this role Andrew provides data analytics that improve the quality of public education in the state with a focus on accountability.

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