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NCES Winter Forum and 21st Annual Management Information Systems Conference, 2008 (MIS 2008)
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Description: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), in the U.S Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), sponsored a 2-day meeting of the membership of the National Forum on Education Statistics. It was immediately followed by the 21st Annual Management Information Systems (MIS) Conference.

The MIS Conference is a concentrated 3 days of information about best practices, innovative ideas, current issues, and practical how-to-advice about management information systems for K-12 education. The MIS Conference brings together people who work with information collection, management, transmittal, and reporting in school districts and state education agencies.

This year, the MIS Conference offered more than 80 presentations, demonstrations, and workshops conducted by practitioners from K-12 information systems.

Data managers were invited to attend the 21st Annual MIS Conference in San Francisco, California, and to submit a proposal for presenting a session that added to the conference's interest and usefulness. Topics were invited from all sources, but the major focus was on data use, data standards, statewide data systems, and data quality.
Type: Conferences
Audience: The membership of the National Forum on Education Statistics met Monday and Tuesday. The 21st Annual MIS Conference occurred Wednesday through Friday noon.
Location: San Francisco Airport Marriott
1800 Old Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA 94010
(800) 228-9290
Dates: February 25-29, 2008
Organization: National Center for Education Statistics
Contacts: Forum Meeting:
  Contact Bairu, Ghedam from NCES
MIS Conference:
  Contact McCrory, Mary from NCES
MIS Conference:
  Contact Ashley, Keric from CA Dept. of Education