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EMIS Newsflash – May 2, 2024

5/2/2024

New EMIS Alliance Module Focused on Report Card Measures
The Department of Education and Workforce is leveraging the EMIS Alliance Grant and ITC participation to assist EMIS coordinators and other key district and school personnel to improve the ability of educators to better explore, understand, and communicate with school data in a meaningful way.
 
This new in-person-only EMIS Alliance workshop will include real data troubleshooting opportunities reflecting some of the reporting issues experienced with the Report Card. It will address the various reports available in the Secure Data Center to assist districts and schools in reviewing their data and decision-making. It will also address the importance of assigned data owners for the various data sets that impact Report Card measures as well as building strong data teams that actively engage in ensuring accurate data is reported.
 
The new EMIS Alliance module, titled Tools for Troubleshooting Data Associated with Report Card Measures, will be offered by ITCs throughout the state in late May and early to mid-June based on their training calendar schedules. It is intended for at least two district/school administrative staff and the EMIS coordinator to work together with the goal of understanding how the reported data impacts the Report Card.
 
Please contact your school/district ITC for specific workshop dates and registration information.
 
Reminder: EMIS Focused Training – Graduation
The next EMIS Focused Training sessions are coming up later this month. Topics to be discussed are components essential to reporting graduation-related data, including reporting scenarios, reports, and ODDEX. 

Dates and times for these sessions are as follows.
  • Wednesday, May 15, at 1 p.m.
  • Friday, May 17, at 9 a.m.
Prior registration is not required. Links to join the training—along with the presentation handout—will be available on the EMIS Focused Training webpage.
 
The Ohio Department of Education and Workforce is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs, and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws. To request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Aleshia McNutt, ADA coordinator, at ADAaccommodation@education.ohio.gov or (614) 387-2200 (voice) no later than 72 hours prior to the session(s) you will be attending.
 
EMIS ITC Conference Call Notes
The notes for the April 29, 2024, ITC Conference Call have been posted. You can find a short description of the purpose of the calls along with a link to the notes on the EMIS website.