2018 Wyoming Student Information System User Conference

About the SIS User Conference:

The 2018 Wyoming Student Information System User Conference will be Sept 5-6 in Casper, Wyoming.  The goals of the conference are to share information regarding student data reporting, provide workshops about various software products, and facilitate networking between end users of student information systems software, the Wyoming Department of Education, and other education stakeholders. The conference will present solutions, strategies, and techniques to streamline data reporting and utilize student information system software better.

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All events in the Wyoming Theater

    • 8:00 a.m.     Registration and Networking
    • 8:45 a.m.     Opening Remarks
      • Susan Williams, WDE
    • 9:00 a.m.     Roundtable Discussions
      • Topics TBD
    • 10:00 a.m.   Break
    • 10:30 a.m.   Virtual Education Updates
      • Lori Thilmany, Kim Morrow, Brian Wuerth, WDE
        • Tracking Virtual Education Participation, ADM Reporting, Virtual 307 Website, and VE Courses on the WDE638 Course Inventory Collection
    • 12:00 p.m.   Lunch on your own
    • 1:30 p.m.     Assessment Rostering
      • Susan Williams, WDE
        • Susan will update on the solutions for maintaining an up-to-date roster to allow for on-demand WY-TOPP testing.
    • 2:30 p.m.    ADM Reporting
      • Kim Morrow, WDE
        • Kim will review different scenarios of calculating fractional ADM followed by a question and answer session.
    • 3:30 p.m.   Break
    • 4:00 p.m.   ESSA Report Cards
      • Leslie Zimmerschied, WDE
        • Guidance on preparing School and District Report Cards to comply with ESSA.
All events in the Wyoming Theater

  • 7:30 a.m.     Networking
  • 8:00 a.m.     WDE Data Collections for new WISE Coordinators
    • Brian Wuerth, WDE
      • This session is targeted at new WISE Coordinators and those who need a refresher in the different data collection and reporting systems.  Topics covered will be DCS, SRM, data review windows, error checks, and much more.
  • 9:00 a.m.     Data Privacy
    • Leslie Zimmerschied, WDE
      • Leslie will review student privacy resources and various regulations that address data privacy for school district officials.
  • 10:00 a.m.   Break
  • 10:30 a.m.   Accountability Changes
    • Mike Flicek, WDE
      • New data requirements for Wyoming Accountability and how the data are used
  • 11:30 a.m.   WDE638 Course Inventory Data Collection
    • Brian  Wuerth, WDE
      • Brian will update on changes to the WDE638 Course Inventory Collection.
  • 12:00 p.m.   WISER ID Updates
    • Susan Williams and John Paul, WDE
      • Update on the new WISER ID system including staff and student IDs.
  • 12:30 p.m.    Conference Wrap up
    • Susan Williams, WDE
      • See you next year!

Downloadable 2018 SIS Conference Agenda


Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center
800 North Poplar
Casper, WY 82601

Visit their website for more information.

Food and Beverage:

Meals will not be provided.  Information regarding nearby restaurants is available at the hotel registration desk or the Casper Area Visitor and Convention Bureau website.

Contact Us:

Susan Williams, Data Collection and Reporting Supervisor

Leslie Zimmerschied, Education Data Governance Coordinator