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EMIS Newsflash – October 9, 2012

10/9/2012

The information below was sent to district Superintendents and Principals earlier today:

Today, the State Board of Education approved my recommendation to release an updated spreadsheet illustrating additional PRELIMINARY data related to the 2011-2012 Local Report Cards, including district/school ratings, performance index and attendance rate information. The next spreadsheet will be publicly released on or about Oct. 17, 2012 and will include all the data elements previously released plus these additional PRELIMINARY items. During the last few weeks, ODE has worked diligently to upload and verify remaining data for school improvement purposes. As we wait for additional information related to the investigation from the Auditor of State, ODE remains committed to sharing existing data with our schools and the public at large.

The Secure Data Center will reopen for schools and districts on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Schools will have full access to updated preliminary Local Report Card data and reports while ODE extracts data for public release.

On or about Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, ODE will post the updated spreadsheet on our website illustrating Local Report Card indicators for all districts and schools. This release will include rating, performance index and attendance rate information, all of which remain subject to change pending the outcome of the investigation by the Auditor of State.

ODE will not publish PDFs of the Local Report Cards until the investigation by the Auditor of State is concluded or as otherwise agreed upon by the State Board of Education.

On behalf of the State Board of Education and all ODE staff, I thank you for your continued patience and cooperation related to the release of data related to the 2011-2012 Local Report Cards.

Sincerely,

Michael Sawyers

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction