Ohio Department of Education Topic News

EMIS Newsflash – January 21, 2016


SDC Now Open
The SDC is now open and is updated with data submitted through Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at midnight. 
SDC Release Notes
The District and School Gap Closing (AMO) reports are now available in the SDC; they are under the Local Report Card folder.
Known Issues:
The AP and IB exams used for Accountability in place of the End of Course Exams are not currently being included in the percent proficient calculations for the appropriate standards.
The Gifted ID status is being determined as of the end of the school year; starting with the FY15 report card, the status will be determined as of March 31st.
District and School Achievement – 12th grade subjects are showing as indicators but should not be. 
Corrected Issues:
District and School Achievement – The Indicators percentage and grade were not being displayed.
Reminder:  Final Appeals Window for 2015 Report Card is Open
The FY15 reporting collections for DORP, End of Course, OGT, Grade 3 Math and all Grade 4-8 Assessments closed on Tuesday, January 19th. FY15 reporting collections for Student data (2015S3TRD and 2015SBODE), Grade 3 Reading Assessments (fall, spring and 2016 summer) and Alternate Assessment results closed on January 8, 2016. 
In cases where districts know there are additional corrections that need to be made to the data reported in the collections noted above, superintendents (or Superintendent Designees) may alert the department to the reporting concern and request an opportunity to make corrections through the department’s formal data appeals process.  Examples of data covered by this final 2015 Report Card appeals window include 2015 Diagnostic Results, 2015 Assessment data, 2015 Majority of Attendance data and 2015 Reading Improvement and Monitoring Plan data.  Please note: the data addressed in prior appeals windows held this fall, including 2014 Diagnostic data, 2014 Graduation and Prepared for Success data, and 2016 Retention data are no longer subject to appeals.
Data appeals must be submitted using the Data Appeals forms located behind SAFE.  Step-by-step instructions on completing the Data Appeals forms are available on the department’s website here.
Please note that districts may now also complete their required EMIS Data Review and Verification forms, also located behind SAFE.   Although the EMIS Data Review and Verification form does allow districts to indicate that they have or will be submitting an appeal, the formal data appeal itself cannot be filed using the Verification form.  Instructions on completing the EMIS Data Review and Verification forms are available on the department’s website here.
If you have any questions regarding the appeals process, please contact the Office of Data Quality.