SIMS December 1st Collection
The Department has begun the collection of the December 1 data for students with disabilities. These data are required for federal reporting purposes. Although the data are very similar to the SIMS data collected for October 1, the federal report does not allow us to use that reporting date.
These data are due to the Department on January 6th. The collection process is the same as it was last year: district personnel submit the data files through the SPED MDCS application on the DOE security portal. For more information, please see http://www.doe.mass.edu/infoservices/data/schedule.html and http://www.doe.mass.edu/infoservices/data/sims/schedule.html