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2018 NCES Summer Forum


The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), in the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), will sponsor a 2.5-day meeting of the membership of the National Forum on Education Statistics immediately followed by the 2018 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference.

For the 2018 Summer Forum Meeting, Forum members are invited to continue discussions and work to improve the quality and use of elementary and secondary education data. Join your colleagues from local, state, and federal education agencies and national associations as they work in committees, working groups, and task forces to produce best practice guides and other useful resources for the education community.

The 2018 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference is an opportunity for professional networking, updates on federal and national activities affecting data collection and reporting, and information about the best new approaches in collecting, reporting, and using education statistics. The conference will include training and business meetings for state Common Core of Data (CCD) and EDFacts data coordinators. There will also be a range of informative sessions targeted toward interests in CCD, data collection, data linking beyond K-12, data management, data privacy, data quality, data standards, data use (analytical), data use (instructional), fiscal data, and Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) as well as information about changes in how the U.S. Department of Education collects and uses data.

NOTE: NCES is limiting its acceptance of concurrent session presentation proposals from individuals to three—please submit them in priority order. NCES will review proposal(s) in the order in which they are received. Any concerns with this policy can be sent to Patrick Keaton, NCES STATS-DC Data Conference Manager, at

Also, if you wish to submit multiple proposals for the 2018 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference, you must register for each of your proposal submissions. Registering multiple times does not create multiple conference registrations or overwrite your previous proposal submissions.

There is no fee to attend the conference. NCES will provide a final agenda at-a-glance onsite. Check this website in the weeks prior to the 2018 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference for a preliminary concurrent session schedule. Conference updates will be sent to the e-mail address provided.

Type: Conferences
Audience: The membership of the National Forum on Education Statistics will meet Monday at 9:00 a.m. through Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The 2018 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference will occur Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. through Friday at 12:30 p.m.
Location: The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Dates: July 23-27, 2018
Organization: National Center for Education Statistics
Contacts: Summer Forum Meeting:
  Contact Bairu, Ghedam from NCES
STATS-DC Data Conference and Logistics Planning:
  Contact Keaton, Patrick from NCES