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SIMS 2020-2021 Schedule

Schedule All students as of October 1,2020 All students as of March 1, 2021 All students as of the last day of instruction 2021
Submit window opens 10/1/2020 3/1/2021 6/1/2021
Certification Deadline 10/29/2020 3/18/2021 7/8/2021
Edits & Duplicate students resolved 10/29/2020–11/05/2020 3/18/2021–3/25/2021 7/08/2021–7/15/2021
Recertification Deadline 11/5/2020 3/25/2021 7/15/2021
Summary Reports Posted
  • #1 - Foundation Enrollment- Counted
  • #2 - Foundation Enrollment- Not Counted
  • #4 - Enrollment Statistics (School Summary)
  • #5 - Enrollment Statistics (District Summary)
  • #6 - SPED Enrollment Statistics (School Summary)
  • #7 - SPED Enrollment Statistics (District Summary)
  • #8 - Summer Status
  • #9 - Career and Technical Education Students
  • #10 - Grade Retention
  • #11 - Edit Report
  • #12 - Title I Enrollment
  • #15 - Alternative Programs Enrollment Statistics
  • #4 - Enrollment Statistics (School Summary)
  • #5 - Enrollment Statistics (District Summary)
  • #6 - SPED Enrollment (School Summary)
  • #7 - SPED Enrollment (District Summary)
  • #9 - Career and Technical Education Students
  • #11 - Edit Report
  • #12 - Title I Enrollment
  • #15 - Alternative Programs Enrollment Statistics
  • #4 - Enrollment Statistics (School Summary)
  • #5 - Enrollment Statistics (District Summary)
  • #6 - SPED Enrollment (School Summary)
  • #7 - SPED Enrollment (District Summary)
  • #9 - Career and Technical Education Students
  • #11 - Edit Report
  • #12 - Title I Enrollment
  • #14 - EOY Statistics
  • #15 - Alternative Programs Enrollment Statistics
Summary Reports Posted After all Districts Submit
  • Duplicate students
  • #3 - Foundation Enrollment (Town Summary)
  • #13 - Town Report
  • Duplicate students
  • #13 - Town Report
  • Duplicate students
  • #13 - Town Report
Analysis Reports Posted
  • Retention, Drop Out, Graduation Rate Reports

Summary Reports & Data Review

District staff should review all of the summary reports that are provided by the DESE after the SIMS data are received. Department staff, including staff from Data Services, the School Finance Office, and the Charter School Office, will review all data submitted by districts. DESE staff will communicate questions and concerns regarding the data to the superintendent/charter school leader and SIMS contact. DESE staff may not identify all data errors, however. Ultimately, it is the district's responsibility to ensure that the data submitted are accurate.

Duplicate Student Resolution

If two or more districts report the same student as being enrolled or out-placed on the same reporting date, the student will be included on the Duplicate Student application back to the district. District staff must investigate each student listed in the report and update. Changes must be made within the reporting period Edit window. If a district has not responded to Department staff by the deadline in which to edit data, all students for that particular district will be changed to transferred to remove the duplication. For more information on this process, please see SIMS Duplicate Student Resolution page.

Analysis Reports

Several analysis reports will be posted by December 20th. Each report is located within the DESE security portal and is accessible by staff with the SIMS Transmission security role.

Last Updated: August 31, 2020

 
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