Special "Thanks" to those who attended the 2017 Third Annual Montana Data Use Culture Conference hosted by the Montana Office of Public Instruction held on September 26th & 27th at Radisson Colonial Hotel in Helena, Montana. 

Montana educators, administrators, and researchers were provided a venue to learn how to access and communicate data in ways to improve educational outcomes for Montana students.  Please CLICK HERE for the 2017 Agenda.

Participants heard from state researchers, university faculty and invited guests about the education data currently being utilized at all levels for educational practice in Montana. Emphasis was placed on future directions of data use. Sessions were held on the importance of understanding the different data systems in Montana, the significance of quality data, the importance of data privacy, predictive analytics and the state of student assessments. For more information on the Presenters and sessions please visit the 2017 Presenters - Bios, Sessions & Materials page of the website.

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~  Increase teacher use of data to enhance teaching
~  Create long-term, direct partnerships with university researchers
~  Enhance the OPI’s understanding of its own program effectiveness

Creation of a statewide data use culture in which educators regularly use data to inform decision making. Showcase evidence-based school or community program interventions, emphasizing the role of data-driven decision making in the continuous improvement cycle and program evaluation. 

Superintendents - School Counselors and Psychologists - Grant Writers - IT Staff - Data Analysts - University Faculty - Graduate Students - PK – 12 Teachers - Principals - County Clerks

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K20 Data Project

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