Data review and appeal windows open for 2017 student and assessment data


Beginning Monday, July 31 through Tuesday, Aug. 8, superintendents may conduct the required review of their student and assessment data submitted in EMIS. These data will not only affect many measures on the 2017 Ohio School Report Cards, but also will impact the amount of state funding received by the district.

Superintendents are to signify whether these data are accurate as they complete the “2017 Report Card Data Review” form, which is within the Forms application in SAFE. If a superintendent knows of inaccurate data, he or she also should submit an appeal by the Aug. 8 deadline using the “2017 Data Appeal for Spring Assessments” and/or “2017 Data Appeal for Student Data” forms.
Please note that this will be the only opportunity for districts to submit data appeals related to their Fiscal Year 2017 student data collection. A district’s own student data will not be subject to appeal during the FY17 funding data appeals window scheduled to take place in the fall of 2017. Districts are encouraged to leverage all EMIS, funding and report card-related reports available to review and assess the accuracy of their student data before the Aug. 8 deadline. The funding data appeals window will allow an opportunity to appeal cross-district data (such as community school funding flags and overlapping enrollment) and career-technical education-related course data that impact funding.
The superintendent, treasurer, EMIS coordinator and superintendent designee have access to both the data review and data appeal forms. The forms are not officially submitted to the Department until the superintendent approves the form and completes the process.

For more information about the data review window, timeline and completion process for superintendents, click here.

For answers to questions regarding the data review or data appeals, please contact the Office of Data Quality.