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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Wednesday, May 22 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Batting .750: Results From a Series of Fall 2018 Attendance Pilots Breakout Session
Limited Capacity seats available

In education, the list of interventions that are effective, generalizable and manageable to implement is frustratingly short. It’s even shorter when we look for interventions that meet these conditions and improve attendance. In our session we intend to make that list a little longer. We’ll share the results of a dozen attendance pilots run in the fall of 2018 in seven districts and CMOs across the country. And we’ll invite the audience to join in generating hypotheses about why the effective interventions worked and what that can tell us about what practitioners should try next.


William Wagner-Flynn

Data Analyst, Syracuse City School District
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Paul Houchens

Director Research and Evaluation, SDPBC
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David Hersh

Director, Proving Ground, Center for Education Policy Research
Dave Hersh is the Director of Proving Ground at the Center for Education Policy Research. Prior to joining Proving Ground, Dave was the Chief of Finance and Analytics for Camden City Schools (CCSD) in New Jersey. He joined CCSD as a Data Fellow with the Strategic Data Project. In... Read More →

Wednesday May 22, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am EDT
Longfellow B, First Floor Charles Hotel (1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA, USA)