A4L Community Newsletter - June 2016 June 2016

NEWSLETTER | Issue 32 1 / NEWSLETTER June 2016 IT’S TIME TO FOCUS ON USING DATA TO IMPACT LEARNING… IN THIS ISSUE A Shift in Scope, but the end game still remains the same… by Larry Fruth II, PhD – Executive Director / CEO Over the past four years or so there has state been a shift in many of the ownership involvement or “pass along” these areas in the national “business of responsibilities to the local education Global Community News education”. authorities?’ Keeping you informed of the global Community activities, including: the SIF Infrastructure Specification 3.2 release; Certification News; welcome to new A4L Community members; an update on the Student Data Privacy Consortium work; and a look at our priorities for the year ahead. Page 2 While each of our three “ramp up” their systemic With state education established Communities (AU, UK, and agencies down in staffing, in some North America (NA)) have had differing cases down 50% from 2 years ago, the amounts of shift, the overall effect is answer was uniformly “pass it along”! that more responsibility in measuring We are already seeing some of this in progress and accountability reporting official will fall on the shoulders of local agencies asking the local entity to take learning institutions. over some reporting responsibilities I have the privilege in my role to interact with numerous state coming from state Continued on pg 2… AU Community News An overview of the EduTECH Conference, which took place in Brisbane on 30-31 May 2016. Page 5 ex- education chiefs here in the US. I have asked all of them with the letters seemingly NA Community News An overview of the North American target activities for 2016; xPress Roster Certification launch date; and the presentations being provided at STATS DC 2016 – we hope to see you there! Page 6 reduced role by the federal government in the of role educating citizens, ‘would they as leaders of the UK Community News Update on the Department for Education Data Exchange project, and a ‘SAVE THE DATE’ for the next meeting in October 2016. Page 7