eScholar and Its Customers Help Frame Discussion at the 2013 Management Information Systems Conference

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Widespread Deployment of eScholar’s Suite of Data-Focused Solutions Supports “Launching Data Initiatives” Themed Annual Conference

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Over the past 12 months, we have witnessed a shift in the education industry’s use of data as a driver of improvement, not just a measure of results.

eScholar®, a leader in the application of data to personalize education, announced its involvement at the 26th Annual Management Information Systems (MIS) Conference in Washington, D.C. eScholar representatives will participate in presentations with eScholar clients and partners. Its suite of education data offerings will be subject matter for many discussions. The conference will be held February 13 – 15 at the historic Mayflower Renaissance Hotel.

The MIS Conference is sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the federal agency responsible for collecting and analyzing education data. The conference brings together hundreds of officials from both local and state education agencies. Throughout the course of three days, over 100 presentations and workshops will be given, covering data topics such as instructional use, privacy, and more. The conference takes place immediately after the two-day meeting for members of the National Forum on Education Statistics.

This year’s conference theme, Launching Data Initiatives, reflects eScholar’s mission of going beyond the standards of managing education data by putting data to action. As district and state education agencies look to technology and data applications to personalize education, eScholar’s suite of products, including the eScholar Complete Data Warehouse® and eScholar myTrack®, have been at the forefront. As a vendor for numerous district and state education agencies, eScholar will be supporting several of its clients and partners in conference sessions, including:

Wednesday, February 13

Teacher-Student Linkages: A Follow-Up on the New York State Data Model Approach for Teacher/Leader Evaluation and Instructional Improvement
Transitioning from PEPTrak to myTrack

The Texas Student Data System and the Transition From the Person Identification Database (PID) to eScholar Uniq-ID—The Benefits and Reality

Thursday, February 14

Higher Education Longitudinal Data System in New York State
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Update on the Midwest Education Information Consortium (MEIC) Interstate ID Exchange Project

“eScholar is very excited to engage and participate with new and existing customers at this year’s MIS Conference,” said Shawn Bay, CEO and Founder. “Over the past 12 months, we have witnessed a shift in the education industry’s use of data as a driver of improvement, not just a measure of results. This is a reflection of the broader education industry’s desire to use data throughout all aspects of education to measure, improve and affect the positive outcomes of students.”

In addition to participating in several presentations, eScholar will also be hosting a reception for all conference attendees on February 13 in the Mezzanine Lounge at the Mayflower Hotel. Online registration for the conference is now closed, but onsite registration is available. eScholar will be updating their blog and social media outlets throughout the conference. To learn more about eScholar, join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter, or visit eScholar at http://www.eScholar.com.

About eScholar
eScholar is the nation's leading innovator in the application of billions of individual education data points to the needs and goals of each person. eScholar customers are realizing significant improvements in their ability to meet mandated reporting requirements, but more importantly in their ability to improve pre-K through postsecondary student achievement. eScholar delivers an entire suite of award-winning data warehouse, student and staff identifier management and collaborative goal planning solutions. Relied on by 13 state education agencies and over 4,800 districts across the country, eScholar products transform the way educators use data. For more information about eScholar, visit http://www.escholar.com or call 877-328-2969.

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