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EMIS Newsflash – July 18, 2016


Data Review and Data Appeals Windows Open for DORPs
The following message was sent out this morning to the DORP schools by the ODE Office of Communications and Outreach.

Data review and data appeal windows open for dropout school vendor assessments
Beginning Monday, July 18 through Wednesday, July 27, superintendents of dropout prevention and recovery (DORP) community schools may conduct their required review of their 2016 fall and spring DORP assessment collections in EMIS (NWEA MAP/Growth assessment). The value-added data from these assessments will affect their schools’ Progress measure and overall school rating on the 2016 Ohio School Report Cards.

Superintendents are to signify whether or not these data are accurate as they complete the “Fiscal Year 2016 DORP Assessments Data Review” form, which is within the Forms application in SAFE. If a superintendent has inaccurate data, he or she also should submit by the July 27 deadline an appeal as described here, using the “Fiscal Year 2016 Data Appeal for DORP Assessments” form.

Please note that the superintendent, treasurer, EMIS coordinator and superintendent designee have access to fill out both the data review and data appeal forms. The forms are not officially submitted to the department, however, 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.
SDC Now Open
The SDC is now open for review of many of the reports related to the FY16 Local Report Card data.
SDC Release Notes
Changes/Corrections since July 15, 2016:
The End of Course exam re-takes were being included in all assessment related calculations; this has been corrected. The SDC reports under the Local Report Card folder will now reflect this correction, however, the assessment related reports under the Reports for Analysis have not been changed to exclude the re-takes so those reports still include the EOC re-takes.
The column for the State Standard for 3rd Grade Reading on the Achievement Results reports under the Local Report Card folder was showing 0.0 for the State Standard percentage; this has been corrected.
We are researching to determine whether the Alternate Assessments are being included correctly and whether the demotion process is working correctly.
We are researching to determine whether there is an issue with the Participation Rate information.
For additional information, please refer to the Secure Data Center - Status of Reports document posted on ODE’s website.