Moving Beyond Accountability: Maryland’s Use of Data to Inform Decisions
Session Number: 2475
Track: PreK-12 Educational Evaluation
Session Type: Panel
Session Facilitator: Katelyn Sedelmyer [Associate, Youth and Adult Education]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Nancy S. Feeley [Lead Specialist, Interagency Collaboration - Maryland State Department of Education]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Katarzyna Anna Razynska [Technical Specialist - ICF]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Pam Miller [Maryland State Department of Education]
Fourth Author or Discussion Group Leader: Joanne Liem [ICF]
Time: Nov 11, 2017 (09:15 AM - 10:00 AM)
Room: Madison B
Theme: Learning What Works and Why
Audience Level: All Audiences
Session Abstract (150 words):
How can a successful partnership between practitioners and evaluators lead to improved use of data? This panel presentation featuring staff from Maryland State Department of Education and ICF will focus on lessons learned over a decade of partnership. Panelists will describe the process they used to develop a dissemination and data use plan for an annual survey collected for accountability purposes. The presentation will explore how results from this annual survey, which gauges opinions of parents of students with disabilities about their involvement and services available to them in Maryland, have been used to affect data collection practices and education policies across the state.
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