Data review and appeal windows open for 2018 student and assessment data


Thursday, July 19 through Friday, July 27, superintendents of traditional districts, community schools, joint vocational school districts, STEM districts and educational service centers can conduct the required review of their student and assessment data reported in EMIS during the 2018 school year. This is the only opportunity to appeal 2018 student data. Districts can review the data for grades 3-8 and end-of-course assessments. The data will affect many measures on the 2018 Ohio School Report Cards and impact the amount of state funding a district receives.
Superintendents are to signify whether the data are accurate when completing the 2018 Report Card Data Review Part 1 form, in the Forms application in SAFE.
A superintendent who finds inaccurate data should submit an appeal by the July 27 deadline using the appropriate appeal in the Forms application in SAFE:

  • 2018 Data Appeal for Spring State Grades 3-8 Assessments;
  • 2018 Data Appeal for Spring End-of-Course Assessments;
  • 2018 Data Appeal for Fall Third Grade Reading; or
  • 2018 Data Appeal for Student Data.
The superintendent, EMIS coordinator and superintendent designee all can access and fill out the data appeal forms. The forms are not officially submitted to the Department until the superintendent approves each form to complete the process.
The Department encourages districts to submit data appeals before the July 27 deadline. Districts that submitted appeals and received approval for them early will have more time to resubmit corrected data.
Again, July 19-27 will be the only opportunity for districts to appeal 2018 student data. A district’s own student data will not be subject to appeal during the 2018 funding data appeals. The Department encourages districts to take advantage of all available funding and report card-related reports to assess the accuracy of their student data before the deadline. The funding data appeals will give districts an opportunity to appeal cross-district data, such as community school funding flags and overlapping enrollment.

For answers to questions regarding the data appeals, contact the Department's Office of Data Quality.