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Annual Large Scale Assessment Conference June 28, 2000

Slide 1 U.S. Department of Education Office of the Chief Information Officer 30th Annual Large Scale Assessment Conference Craig B. Luigart Chief Information Officer June 28, 2000 Slide 2 Title: We Begin Time Line (A diagram appears with a timeline representing the evolution of the written word.) Ancient Writing - 30,000 BC – Cave Painting (A figure of a caveman is displayed) - 3,000 BC – Hieroglyphics (A figure showing hieroglyphics is displayed) - 100 AD – Parchment (A figure of parchment paper and a quill pen is displayed) - 700 AD – Illuminated Manuscript (A figure of illuminated manuscript is displayed) Printing Press and Beyond - 1455 – Gutenberg’s Printing Press (A picture of a printing press is displayed) - 1885 – Small Printing Press - 1912 – Black and White Photos of Titanic on Front Covers of Newspapers (Black and white picture of the Titanic is displayed) - 1935 – Color Book Covers Slide 3 Title: We Begin Again Time Line (A continuation of the diagram of a timeline representing the evolution of the written word.) Last 20 Years - 1981 – Random House Electronic Thesaurus (A figure of a compact disc is displayed) - 1991 – Sony’s Kludgy Data Discman - 1992 – Books on CD-Rom - 1999 – Rocket eBook and Softbook (A picture of a Rocket ebook is displayed) Future - 2000 – Reader on a Laptop - 2004 – Tablet Personal Computer - 2005 – eBook Titles and Periodicals Sales Top 1 Billion $ - 2008 – eBook Sales Outperforming Paperback Sales Slide 4 Title: Future Trends Technology Driver - Ubiquitous bandwidth Trend - anytime, anywhere digital services will be the norm Technology Driver - Smart environments Trend - homes, offices and everyday objects will networked and intelligent Technology Driver - Net-centric computing Trend - Internet permeates all systems, spawning new products, applications, and services Technology Driver - Knowledge discovery and exploitation Trend - corporate knowledge will become a tangible asset; decision making will be faster and

more informed Slide 5 Title: Future Trends continued Technology Driver - High-performance computing Trend - ultrafast computers will enable us to model reality and question it, to mine a huge amount of data and prosper from it Technology Driver - Virtual spaces and simulation Trend - we will test ideas and experiences virtually (ie., really but not really) Technology Driver - Human-computer connection Trend - everyone will communicate more naturally and effortlessly with computers; ultimately, technology disappears Slide 6 Title: Post Gutenberg Age - E-books - 20 years – 90% of what we read will be electronic - Price Differential – Hardcopy of Encyclopedia Britannica for $2000 or the on-line set for about $100 and $0 in 2001 - Sony’s Playstation II - 66 m polygons/sec (A picture of Sony’s Playstation II is displayed) - Experiential Learning - 20,000 simulated surgeries upon arrival to medical school - Virtual testing of chemical combinations (A figure of chemicals being combined is displayed) Slide 7 Title: New Government E-Government - Acquisitions and E-Grants - E-Commerce - E-Rate Program - Effort to ‘Bridge’ the Digital Divide - Get Technology Into the Classroom (A figure of students using a computer is displayed) - Information Technology to Improve Society - Greater Accessibility to Low Income Communities and the Disabled - Greater Need for Security - Virus Attacks – ‘Melissa’ and ‘ILOVEYOU’ (A figure of an e-mail with the ‘ILOVEYOU’ virus attachment is displayed) - Web Attacks by Hackers - Legislation - Clinger-Cohen Act - Paperwork Reduction Act Redefines Common Business Procedures Slide 8 Title: eGovernment Key ED Programs - eGrants - Integrated Performance Benchmarking System (IPBS) - eFOIA - eRate - Section 508 and Accessibility

Slide 9 Title: Information Collected From Partners (A diagram appears showing how Education's existing information collection process is a stovepipe process. Four separate boxes of paper [information collected] are directed to four separate Department offices. A large red 'X' appears over this diagram to reinforce that this is an inefficient and ineffective process.) - Types of Data Collection Burdens - Performance Reports - Evaluation Studies - How to Increase Mutual Benefits - E-data Systems - Web Forms Slide 10 Title: Digital Collaboration - What is Digital Collaboration? - Integration vs. Automation - Tools Available - Know-how must facilitate ability to make technology work for education enablers (A diagram of a triangle is displayed. “Technology” is written at the top point of the triangle, “Educational Structure/Culture” is written at the bottom left point of the triangle, and “Individual Skills and Practices” is written at the bottom right point of the triangle.) - Implication for Educators? - New ways to catch students’ interest to enhance learning - Connect classrooms - Teachers CAN ‘compete’ for the attention of Information Age children - Outcome? - Better assessment results as technology is used effectively to enhance student learning (A diagram is displayed with a “Technology” and “Data Collection” pointing to the “Outcome” Slide 11 Title: Technology Opportunities for Student Assessment - All Students Tested - Individual Knowledge, Skills - More Linked Information - Less Time From Collection to Use - Communication = Empowerment Slide 12 Title: New State of Information Collection IPBS Model A diagram is shown with “Existing E-Data Systems (States/Universities/Districts) pointing to “Middleware” which points to the “Education Data Warehouse” which has “Pre-filled Data” going to “Web Forms” and the “Web Forms” are going back into the “Education Data Warehouse”. Slide 13 Title: Improved Information Collection Chief Information Officer (CIO) is 'champion' of improved information collections (A knight in armor holding a sword appears) - Higher quality (A check mark appears) - More timely (A figure of a person watching a clock appears) - Less burdensome (A figure of a person sitting at a desk with 2 tall piles of paper appears) Slide 14

Title: The Challenge A box appears on the left that says “You – subject experts” and another box appears on the right that says “Us – Information Coordinators and an double headed arrow appears between them to show they work together.) - What do you need to know? - When do you need to know it? - What are your best sources? - How can ED CIO assist you? “If you teach us, we will learn.”