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2009-2010 Suspensions, Expulsions and Truancies Reporting. Updated information – September 2009 Alaska Department of Education & Early Development. Agenda. Brief Overview of NCLB, IDEA & state and federal laws & regulations related to this data collection

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2009 2010 suspensions expulsions and truancies reporting

2009-2010 Suspensions, Expulsions and Truancies Reporting

Updated information – September 2009

Alaska Department of Education & Early Development

agenda
Agenda
  • Brief Overview of NCLB, IDEA & state and federal laws & regulations related to this data collection
  • Overview of collection challenges that necessitated revised reporting mechanism
  • Highlight new reporting elements
  • Answer questions/troubleshoot
why is this data important
Why is this data important?
  • Allows Alaska to determine Persistently Dangerous school status
  • Generates legislatively required reports, such as bullying data and truancy rates
  • Provides information to ensure equal protections for students with special needs
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Laws
  • State Laws and Regulations/NCLB
    • AS 14.33.120 (b)
    • AS 14.33.210
    • 4 AAC 06.250
  • Federal Laws – Gun-Free Schools Act (Subpart 3 of Title IV of the ESEA)
  • Unsafe School Choice Option/Uniform Management Information and Reporting System
  • IDEA 2004
why the changes
Why the changes?
  • Web-based data collection system is faulty and EED does not have staff available to troubleshoot problems for users in a timely manner
  • Many districts utilizing the excel data dictionary in the past have submitted incomplete information
  • Incomplete submissions have not allowed EED to run valid and accurate reports
frequent reporting errors
Frequent reporting errors
  • Lack of understanding of the definitions of the firearms and the deadly weapons categories
  • Lack of understanding of the statutorily required consequences for firearm and deadly weapons
  • Noncompliance with days reported rounding to the nearest ½ day
biggest current challenges
Biggest Current Challenges
  • A significant number of districts are missing the June 30th deadline for data submission – which will interfere with reimbursements from EED
  • Districts are not following the formatting guidelines from the data dictionary
what exactly is new
What exactly is new?
  • All districts are required to use the new Excel workbooks for reporting
  • Suspension and Expulsion data reporting has been separated from Truancy data reporting (separate workbooks)
  • Alaska Student ID number is the only number accepted – no district IDs
what exactly is new1
What exactly is new?
  • Grade level must be reported for all students
  • Data element descriptions have been updated
frequent reporting errors1
Frequent reporting errors
  • Lack of understanding of the responsibility of the school district to define unexcused absences
  • Lack of understanding of the need to only report each full day of unexcused absence
biggest current challenges1
Biggest Current Challenges
  • Many districts are failing to comply with the truancy reporting requirement –which will be posted on the EED web site
what exactly is new2
What exactly is new?
  • All districts are required to use the new Excel workbooks for reporting
  • Truancy data reporting has been separated from Suspension and Expulsion data reporting (separate workbooks)
  • Limiting the amount of information required for this reporting
what if my district has its own data collection system
What if my district has its own data collection system?
  • All districts reporting suspension, expulsion and truancy data need to submit using the EED workbooks in order to satisfy the reporting requirements.
  • EED will work with users to seek reasonable remedies for transferability of data between systems (i.e. PowerSchool)
  • Data needs to be checked thoroughly before submitting. Inaccurate submissions will be returned.
further questions
Further Questions???

Todd Brocious

465-2887

[email protected]

Terri Campbell

465-8719

[email protected]

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