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EMIS Newsflash – May 18, 2017


FY17 CTE March (D) Data Review and Appeals Extended
The FY17 CTE March (D) Data Review and Appeals windows have been extended. The data review and data appeal, scheduled to close Friday, May 19, will now close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017. 
Based on CTPD review of preliminary accountability reports, there may have been some confusion regarding the reporting of Industry Assessments (assessment type GU) and Industry Credentials (assessment type GW) in March (D) reporting. Although the GU assessment type is no longer actively reported for current students, it is still relevant for some students from prior years in program areas where a GU assessment may be used in place of a GY CTE Technical Assessment for program accountability. Based on feedback from the field, it appears that not all districts realized that GU assessments could be reported in March (D) reporting.
In addition, some Industry Assessments (GU) now have corresponding Industry Credentials (GW) and it might not have been clear exactly when a district should report each assessment type in March (D) reporting. GW assessments are only to be reported when a student earns the credential, whereas GU assessments can be reported for both passing and attempting to pass the assessment. Since the GW assessments are also used for other purposes, it is important for districts to make sure that only students who earned the credential are reported with the GW assessment type. Students who did not pass the assessment must be reported with the GU assessment type to be included in the participation measure for those programs that allow use of a GU assessment.
Additional clarification and guidance on reporting these assessments and credentials will be provided early next week. The extension will allow districts additional time to review and appeal their data if needed to correct any data.
For questions about the Data Appeal and Review, contact the Office of Data Quality at or 614-466-7144.
FY17 Medical Waiver Application Deadline this Weekend
The 2017 medical waiver application will close at midnight on Sunday.  Districts have until that time to request waivers for students who failed to test due to a medical emergency.
For questions about the Medical Waiver, contact the Office of Accountability at or call 1-877-644-6338 and ask for the Office of Accountability.