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Dec 2 08 New Service Offering Helps Publishers Transition from Print to Digital
Nov 15 08 Educational Systemics President on the WASL
Nov 11 08 One-to-One Business Connections at EdTEch Business Forum
Oct 6 08 MatchMaker K12 featured in Today's Catholic Teacher!
Sep 29 08 Join Michael Jay at the Innovative Learning Conference
Sep 23 08 Join Us at NSBA's T+L Conference
Sep 22 08 SIFA's 2008 Teaching and Learning Developer Camp
Aug 20 08 Educational Systemics is Silver Sponsor of EdNet
Aug 12 08 Michael Jay ushers in 08/09 school year at North Platte Public Schools
Jul 1 08 LOL@NECC: Rockman, Rogers, Soloway, & Jay (not a legal firm)
Jun 10 08 Michael Jay authors chapter on Interoperability in Education in highly regarded “Experts’ Guide to the K-12 School Market”
Jun 9 08 Educational Systemics is Uniquely Positioned to Assist SIF Providers with Marketing Strategy and Implementation
May 22 08 Educational Systemics VP Recognized by Bellingham, WA School District Superintendent
May 19 08 Educational Systemics will be at NECC on June 29 - July 2, 2008
May 15 08 Educational Systemics Exhibiting at the 2008 AEP Summit in Washington, DC
May 1 08 Educational Systemics Sponsors Technical and Development Track at SIIA Ed Tech Industry Summit
Apr 7 08 Educational Systemics Coordinates the Judging of the 2008 EdNet Awards
Mar 5 08 Michael Jay speaks about "Increasing Value with Data-Driven Decision Making and Enterprise Performance Management" at the 10th Annual Education Industry Investment Forum's FuturED Symposium
Mar 4 08 Michael Jay Joins Panel on "Innovative Assessments - New Technologies and Interoperability" at the ATP Innovations in Testing Conference
Jan 27 08 David Longdon to Lead SIFA’s Instructional Services Task Force
Jan 22 08 Michael Jay to Serve as Co-Chair of SIFA

March 4, 2008
Michael Jay Joins Panel on "Innovative Assessments - New Technologies and Interoperability" at the ATP Innovations in Testing Conference

Michael Jay, President, Educational Systemics, joined a prestigious panel on March 4, 2008 to discuss "Innovative Assessments - New Technologies and Interoperability" at the Association of Test Publishers annual convention held March 3-5, 2008 in Dallas, TX.

Panelists for the session in addition to Michael Jay were Bethann Canada, Director of Educational Information Management - Virginia Department of Education; Jill Abbott, Learning Strategist - Schools Interoperability Framework Association (SIFA); and Andrew Malik, System Analyst - Pearson. The panel emphasized the importance of system interoperability in the analysis of student data as well as explored new assessment technologies, including hand-held devices.

Session Abstract:
PK-12 schools, districts and states look more to online assessments for both formative and summative purposes. The use of these assessments and the resulting data is often isolated in disparate applications and not connected to instruction. This isolation makes the analysis of data about a student difficult to compile and make decisions about instruction.

Interoperability between PK-12 educational applications is vital as we implement NCLB and strive to increase learning, providing a comprehensive picture of every student. As the SIF Specification further enables teaching and learning, it becomes vital to demonstrate viability through proof of concepts. The Schools Interoperability Framework Association (SIFA), the Virginia Department of Education, Pearson and Edustructures completed a proof of concept of the SIF Assessment Objects. The project's stated objective tested the viability of the assessment objects in transporting student assessment data from a testing vendor to another educational entity via SIF. Come hear some new innovations in hand-held technologies for assessment, the results of the proof of concept and how this work informs future development SIF assessment.

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