2014 ISEE Boot Camp

The Technology Services Division in conjunction with the Divisions of Teacher Certification and Professional Standards, Special Education and ESEA Programs of the Idaho State Department of Education announces the schedule for the 2014 ISEE Boot Camps. These intense training sessions are intended to help school districts catch the vision of Idaho's System for Educational Excellence - Idaho's Statewide Longitudinal Data System and to assist them in their efforts to collect, consolidate and submit accurate data.

We are honored to work with the amazing school districts in Idaho and those who are working so hard to implement ISEE and use it to meet the needs of Idaho students and educators. ISEE Boot Camp agenda, workshops decriptions, and link to registration are below.

Dates and locations for this year's Boot Camps are as follows:

Thursday August 7, 2014Boise IdahoRiverside Hotel
Monday August 11, 2014Fort Hall IdahoShoshone Bannock Conference Center
Tuesday August 12, 2014Burley IdahoBest Western Burley Inn
Thursday August 14, 2014Post Falls IdahoRed Lion Templin's Hotel
Friday August 15, 2014Moscow IdahoBest Western University Inn

Workshop Descriptions

2014 Education Law Changes, presented by Jason Hancock, Deputy Chief of Staff
Offered at 9:10 a.m. (30 minutes)
Overview of HB 504 – Leadership, SB 1233a – Advancement Opportunities and HB 521 Strategic Planning.


Advanced Opportunities – taught by Jennifer Caprile, Regional Coordinator, Advanced Opportunities
Offered at 9:50 a.m. & 1:35 p.m. (30 minutes) Q&A offered at 3:35 p.m.
This session will address legislative changes and process guidance regarding the 8 in 6, Dual Credit for Early Completers and Mastery Advancement Programs, as well as the new program providing $200 for juniors and $400 for seniors to access dual credits, college credit bearing examinations or professional-technical examinations.


Assessments 101 – presented by Dr. Angela Hemingway, Director of Assessment & Accountaiblity
Offered at 9:50 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m. (30 minutes) Q&A offered at 2:55 p.m.
Overview and changes to Assessments; ISAT vs Smarter Balance, important dates, what's new/what's old, data flow and common issues with data reporting.


Attendance/Enrollment Reporting 101 – presented by Wendy Lee, Public School Finance Coordinator
Offered at 9:10 a.m. & 12:55 p.m. (30 minutes)
This is designed for Registrars, New or existing Business Managers, IT staff, and new and or existing Superintendents who want to know the rules that govern attendance and enrollment reporting. New upcoming changes to come.


Child Nutrition: CNP 101 – presented by Dr. Colleen Fillmore, Director of Child Nutrition Programs
Offered at 1:35 (30 minutes)
Overview of Child Nutrition and new changes.


Child Nutrition: CNP 201 – presented by Dr. Colleen Fillmore, Director of Child Nutrition Programs
Offered at 3:35 p.m. (30 minutes)
More in depth; Community Eligibility Provision, the ISEE March Data upload, and Direct Certification programs.


Data Quality/Accurate Data – presented by Jeff Church and Rick Kennedy, ISEE Grant Coordinators
Offered at 2:15 p.m. (30 minutes)
This session will provide an overview on the importance of accurate data at all levels within a school district, building or classroom. Particular focus on Data Stewardship of all district/school employees.


Discipline & Incidents of Crime and Violence presented by Chris Campbell, ISEE Regional Technical Coordinator
Offered at 9:10 a.m. & 12:55 p.m. (30 minutes)
This session will familiarize you with the fields in the Disciplinary Action and Incidents of Crime and Violence files, their definitions and how you determine if the incident is reportable or not.


District Acceptable Use Policy & Data Accessibility/Transparency Policies presented by Joyce Popp, Chief Information Officer
Offered at 10:30 a.m. (30 minutes)
This session will provide information on what you should consider for inclusion into your acceptable use policies and how to ensure they meet or exceed CIPA requirement. Included in this session we will also address the new Data Accessibility and Transparency Law and policies you will need to implement.


Attendance and Enrollment Reports/ADA/Units/Funding – presented by Wendy Lee, Public School Finance Coordinator
Offered at 10:30 a.m. & 2:15 p.m. (30 minutes)
This is designed for Business Managers, IT staff, Superintendents to provide a greater level of understanding how attendance and enrollment equate to funding for the district. We will look at how your data sets the State school budget appropriation each year based on attendance. We will also review best practices to setting calendars for the district, how to ensure accuracy of reporting to provide the highest level of funding, and to understanding the unit reports, and the timing of reporting and payments. It will also identify what areas of state funding are based on: ADA, Enrollment/Allocated Enrollment, Student Count, Units, and Protection. New upcoming changes.


EDUIDs: Creating and Updating: – Presented by Tim MeGee, ISEE Regional Technical Coordinator
Offered at 10:30 a.m. (30 minutes)
Fundamentals of an EDUID. How to gain access, create and manage the demographics of an EDUID through the EDUID application.


Five File Format – presented by Roger Sargent and Roger Evans, ISEE Regional Technical Coordinators
Offered at 2:55 p.m. (30 minutes)
The Five File Format (FFF) Process was created in order to provide districts the ability to upload timely data directly to SchoolNet, allowing real-time student movement data to be captured between regular monthly ISEE submissions. Discussion topics will include; How to set up your FFF connection, how often are you required to upload FFF, what files and data elements will be required, SFTP clients, FFF credentials required, and much more.


Growth Reporting – presented by Dr. Angela Hemingway, Director of Assessment & Accountaiblity
Offered at 12:55 p.m. (30 minutes)
Percentile rankings, growth modeling, growth predictions, oh my! Overview of the growth reporting data flow and data availability.


ISEE Data Uploads – Presented by Todd King, Resource Manager
Offered for 1 hour at 12:55 p.m. (1 hour)
New Data Elements and Option Sets for 2014-2015 School Year Data Reporting.

Managing User Access – Administration Tool – Presented by Todd King, Resource Manager
Offered at 11:10 a.m. (30 minutes)
User rights management tool: How to effectively assign and manage roles to users; District Level vs School Level and Roles versus Application Tasks. Overview and demonstration of Person Assignment, User Roles and Information functions.


My Idaho Courses – Presented by Todd Lawrence, Educational Technology Coordinator and Alex MacDonald, Director of Instructional Technology
Offered at 9:10 a.m. (30 minutes)
My Idaho Courses is the online course education portal for all students and districts throughout the state regardless of location. Outline of the program and how the ISEE data is connected to the process.


Playbook & Rules – presented by Joyce Popp, Chief Information Officer
Offered: Beginner – 9:50 a.m. (30 minutes)
A session on best practices for implementing policies and procedures to ensure more accurate data.


Registration & System Access – taught by Roger Sargent, ISEE Regional Technical Coordinator
Offered at 9:50 a.m. (30 minutes)
How do I register to access SchoolNet? How do I access any one of the many SDE applications? I am a Teacher at an ADFS member district, how do I register my email address so that I can access Discovery? I lost my password, what do I do now? All these questions and more will be answered in this 30 minute presentation. Troubleshoot tips for access issues will also be discussed


SchoolNet Assessments – presented by Jeff Church and Rick Kennedy, ISEE Grant Coordinators
Offered at 10:30 a.m. & 12:55 p.m. (30 minutes)
This session provides an overview on the technology enhanced assessment types in Schoolnet. Attendees will be an assessment within Schoolnet and view results. Attendees will need to bring their own mobile device such as iPad, laptop, Chrome Book etc.


SchoolNet Reports – presented by Jeff Church and Rick Kennedy, ISEE Grant Coordinators
Offered at 11:10 a.m. & 1:35 p.m. (30 minutes)
During this session, attendees will learn the various reporting features within Schoolnet. Attendees will need to bring their own mobile device such as iPad, laptop, Chrome Book etc.


Shared Teachers – presented by Tim MeGee, ISEE Regional Technical Coordinator
Offered at 2:15 p.m. (30 minutes)
Information on how to report teachers that are sharing the same class assignments. Definitions and how to report them in ISEE.


Special Education/Child Count – presented by Dr. Richard O'Dell, Quality Assurance & Reporting Coordinator
Offered at 9:50 a.m.(30 minutes) Q&A at 3:35 p.m.(30 minutes)
Special Education Data under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act regulatory requirements. A discussion of what data are required for results driven accountability and compliance monitoring.


Staff Data Guidance – presented by Kathryn Vincen, Public School Finance Coordinator or LaRae Ashby, Program Information Coordinator
Offered at 1:35 p.m. (30 minutes)
ISEE staff demographic and staff assignment reporting: key data elements, compliance, business rules and timelines.


Staff Reports, Funding and Salary Based Apportionment – presented by Kathryn Vincen, Public School Finance Coordinator or LaRae Ashby, Program Information Coordinator
Offered at 9:50 a.m. & 2:15 p.m. (30 minutes)
Staff funding formula reports and business rules.


Star Rating – presented by Jason Hancock, Deputy Chief of Staff
Offered at 11:10 a.m. (30 minutes)
Overview of the Star Rating System; From Achievements to Growth to Achievements to Star Rating Determination to Rewards and Sanctions. Changes to this year's ratings will also be discussed.


State Reporting Manager – SRM – presented by Roger Sargent and Roger Evans, ISEE Regional Technical Coordinators
Offered for 1 hour at 10:30 a.m. (1 hour)
This is the primer course for state reporting – covering everything from the gathering of your data from your Student Information, HR, Payroll, Special Ed, etc. systems to handling the warnings and errors in the State Reporting Manager, to best practices for having your report done on time and with the least amount of stress. We'll cover critical due dates, tips and tricks for speeding up the process, and some of the typical hot topics like Long Term Subs, Teacher Attendance, and Assignment to Enrollment relationships. For the newbie, this is a must see. For the vet, come and share your best practices and techniques.


Teacher Attendance – presented by Chris Campbell, ISEE Regional Technical Coordinator
Offered at 2:55 p.m. (30 minutes)
This session will provide information on why we report Teacher attendance. In addition, it will familiarize you with the fields in the Teacher Attendance file.


Teacher Certification & Highly Qualified Teachers – presented by Cina Lackey, Teacher Certification Coordinator
Offered at 9:10 a.m., 11:10 a.m. (30 minutes)
Ensure funding through correct coding and authorization approval


ESEA – Elementary and Secondary Education Act – presented by Marcia Beckman, Director of ESEA Programs
Offered at 9:10 a.m.& 2:55 p.m. (30 minutes).

Federal reporting requirements for programs:

  • Title I–A: Basic Intervention Program in Schools
  • Title I–C: Migrant Education Program
  • Title I–D: Teacher & Principal Professional Development
  • Title III: Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Education Program and Idaho State LEP Funds
  • Title VI–B: Rural and Low Income Schools Program
  • Title X–C: Homeless Education Program

Staff Apportionment & Student Attendance Q&A – presented by Kathryn Vincen, Public School Finance Coordinator and Wendy Lee, Public School Finance Coordinator
Offered at 3:35 p.m. (30 minutes)
Q&A session regarding Staff Apportionment and Student Attendance


ISEE Data Cafe!
Offered between 12:55 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.
Bring your devices, data and concerns and let's find a solution to your specific needs. We will have SDE coordinators, directors and such appear throughout the day to address specific questions.