Fall 2005 Statistical Reports - Memo to Principals- Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Fall 2005 Statistical Reports - Memo to Principals

From:David P. Driscoll, Commissioner of Education
Date:September 20, 2005


The following school reports are required this fall:

ReportLevelFormatDue Date
1. SIMS Data elementsStudentData file via webNov. 17
2. District and School Staffing ReportDistrict and SchoolElectronic web formNov. 3
3. School Safety and Discipline ReportSchoolElectronic web formJuly 28, 2006

Student Information Management System (SIMS)
This fall we will continue to collect the SIMS 52 data elements. We will be implementing the new race and ethnicity reporting categories that we announced in September 2004. Please refer to the FAQ documents posted on our website for additional information at: http://www.doe.mass.edu/infoservices/data/guides/race_faq.html.

District and School Staffing Report
This will be the third year the Department will be collecting staff information at the school and district level. This report contains the Highly Qualified staff information that is a requirement under NCLB. This information will be used to populate the School Report Card application in 2006.

School Safety and Discipline Report
This electronic web form has been modified to improve reporting accuracy. The application will be available throughout the year so that district staff can enter the information as the incidents occur.

Copies of the three reports listed above can be found under the 'Sample Forms' column at the following site at: http://www.doe.mass.edu/infoservices/data/sims/schedule.html. Instructions and additional documentation can also be found at this link under the 'Technical Assistance' column. If you have any questions about the Fall Reports, please call 781-338-DATA (3282).

Thank you for your cooperation.

Last Updated: September 22, 2005

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