Technical Changes in Data Collection for 2006-2007 - John Brandt, Computer Services, Jan Brittain, Computer Services, Karla DeVita, Computer Services, Bruce Hudgens, Computer Services, Cal Newbold, Special Education
Changes in core codes including special education, Algebra A and B, Geometry A and B as well as removing student only codes. (Jan)
Pre-Print and All Students Files: (John)
Need to have good student attributes (e.g. ethnicity, gender and LEP flag) in all-students files for all tests in case disaggregation reporting needs to be done prior to the next Clearinghouse submission.
All-students files need all students enrolled at any point in the LEA's testing window, not just those at some point in time in the testing window.
Beginning in spring 2007, you may use the Cactus ID (teacher number) in place of the course identifier in CRT pre-print records and in the header sheets. You must omit the first leading zero if you choose to do so since the field length is only 9 characters. This is optional; an LEA may choose to use their own numbering/coding/sorting scheme. No validation/editing will be done.
The CACTUS IDs in the course records of the clearinghouse will be used for any linking of teachers to assessments.
- 2006-2007 Pre-Print and All-Students File Layout
There will be an additional pre-print record flag beginning spring 2007 to designate which students are taking CBT CRTs instead of P&P CTRs. This will eliminate dual pre-prints.
New classification of ALS students and relation of UALPA to IPT; processing changes.
Statewide Student Identifier (SSID) Merged SSID Number Testing Processes (Karla)
Year End 2007 Clearinghouse (Bruce)
- Data Clearinghouse Update Transactions
Firewall and other technical considerations for spring CTR CBTs
Stay tuned with Assessment Directors to news from USOE's Assessment and Accountability Section.
Revised SCRAM record (S2)
To meet new federal requirements in December 2006 (Cal Newbold).