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EMIS Newsflash – June 30, 2017


New EMIS Coordinator Training
The Ohio Department of Education will be hosting a full day (8:30 am to 3:45 pm) New EMIS Coordinator Training for any EMIS Coordinators with less than 3 years of experience. Two different dates will be offered: Thursday, August 3, 2017, or Thursday, August 17, 2017; interested participants will be able to select their date preference at the time of registration, as long as space is available.
Training registration is now available in the STARS application.
Please Note: Space is limited and prior registration is required.
  • For the August 3, 2017, training – registration deadline is Friday, July 28, 2017, at 5:00 pm.
  • For the August 17, 2017, training – registration deadline is Friday, August 11, 2017, at 5:00 pm.
To register, participants must have a SAFE Account and must complete the STARS User Profile. Search for keyword “EMIS” within the STARS application to locate the training; be sure to adjust the “starts between” default to include the training dates listed above. For additional information on using STARS, please click here.
SDC Now Open
The SDC is now open for review of many of the reports related to the FY17 Local Report Card data.
The SDC will close again this evening as part of normal processing.
SDC Release Notes
SDC release notes are posted in a separate SDC Release Notes document on ODE’s website. The website provides a list of SDC reports, a high level description of whether or not each report is ready for district review, and any important additional details about the status of the report, including any known issues associated with the report as of the last date the website is updated. 
SDC Release Notes will also continue to be included in the EMIS Newsflashes that go out when the SDC is open.
SDC Release Notes as of June 30, 2017
In the 2017 Annual Measurable Objective (AMO) calculations, the End of Course Exams are being incorrectly excluded from the prior year’s percent proficient calculations.
In the 2017 District and School K-3 Literacy reports, organizations with small n-sizes and less than 5 percent of their kindergartners “Not-On-Track” are now appropriately receiving “NR” designations.” Those districts and schools with an “F” letter grade are incorrectly receiving zero component points, regardless of the K-3 Literacy percentage. 
In the 2017 District and School Gifted Indicator Reports, the Gifted indicator display is still reflects the 2016 cut points for both gifted inputs and gifted Performance Index.