Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 2018 PDE Data Summit at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA on March 25-28, 2018. This year’s theme is “Education Data: Building Blocks for Student Success,” so make your room

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Participants will hear from state and federal leaders on the influence of data in education and how it helps to build student success. We will again have Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced sessions, so the conference will be valuable and appropriate for first year employees as well as veterans. Along with the PIMS Collections sessions, we also have a new diverse set of data driven Topic Strands:

  • ESSA
  • Future Ready PA Index
  • STEM
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Data Governance
  • Data Visualization and Technical Skills


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Call for Presenters:

All Data Summit presenters will have their registration fee covered – which includes Sunday night dinner, and Monday and Tuesday breakfasts and lunches. If you plan on submitting a presentation, do not register for the conference until you hear back from the PDE Data Summit Team.


We will begin notifying presenters of their selection the week of January 8th, 2018.  Full presentations will then be due February 20th, 2018.  Your presentation does not need prior Press approval – all presentations will be submitted for approval by the Data Summit staff.


If you are selected, you agree to share the presentation and a picture of yourself for posting on the Data Summit website and App as well as being photographed during the summit.



Please contact Adrian Huber This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.



Thank you!

Adrian Huber | Project Manager
Office of Data Quality
Department of Education | Office of Administration
333 Market Street, 13th Floor | Harrisburg, PA 17126
Phone: 717.705.6242
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