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End of Year SIMS Data

To:Superintendents and Charter School Leaders
From:David P. Driscoll, Commissioner
Date:August 9, 2002

We have had a very successful end of year SIMS data collection. Nearly all districts transmitted their data by the last due date. We have begun processing the information and are posting back to you summaries of your district's data. It is imperative that you review this information and verify its accuracy. This data will be used to generate statistics on school dropouts and on the plans of high school graduates. We will also use this information to continue tracking the progress of the class of 2003 as well as other groups of students such as those in Transitional Bilingual Education.

The summaries are posted on the Department's secure portal, which is accessed through Those staff in your district with the security role of MDCS for the district, not the school, will be able to access the files.

Corrections must be made by resubmitting your corrected SIMS data. Do not make corrections to the summary sheets. Department staff are also checking the data for students reported as enrolled in two or more districts. We will contact you if such a situation exists with your data. Please contact your field technologist if you have any questions or need assistance. Corrected data must be submitted by August 26th.

Last Updated: August 19, 2002
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