ISD Collaborative (CoP) / June 2017
Type: Open Committee
Focus Areas: High Quality Student Evaluations, Program Evaluation, Skilled Staff, Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)
Upcoming dates or events to share with general membership
CIMS: Data Quality Concerns
B4 and Sig Dispro: An extensive amount of incorrect discipline data was pushed into CIMS workbooks which resulted in issuance of warning letters and identification of Sig Dispro for Discipline. It is highly recommend to compare CIMS student level data with actual MSDS data on the Discipline and Consequence Summary for Fall 2015, Spring 2016 and EOY 2016 to verify the accuracy of the discipline data for your locals.
*Please note, the local districts did not receive their student data, only the ISD and so only the ISD can verify this information.
It is very important that if there are ANY discrepancies identified you report the discrepancy to John Robertson email@example.com and COPY Jessica Brady firstname.lastname@example.org and then request a recalculation and new letters to be issued that reflect the new percentages and ratios.
Ed Environments: warning letters were issued on May 15 with districts receiving warning letters for actually being in compliance. It appears there was a mail merge issue and so MDE pulled back all letters and reissued approximately a week later.
Timely, Valid and Reliable Data was issued as part of the Determinations. TVR looks at the static list of students enrolled during Spring 2016 and EOY 16 count and the exit status for the same group of students in EOY 16 and Fall 16. It is important to identify LEAs and PSAs who may not be exiting students in a timely fashion and work with them to improve their exit processes.
MDE recommended referring to Due Process Complaint 16-00246 from April 20, 2017 for an example of a behavior related due process case.
There are timeline conflicts in CIMS. The final decision for any complaint
Accountability: Sending Scores Back Program Discontinued:
As per Matt Gleason of MDE, effective 2016-17 and beyond under the new state level accountability system, there is no district level accountability and so no entity level to send scores back to. To continue with the SEE program under the new accountability system would remove non-resident students from the accountability entirely and present issues of bias in reporting on special populations.
Effective 16-17 school year, the sending scores back program will no longer exist. Current SEE’s and S2E2’s will be used for reporting purposes only.
The concern is that indicator data will show up in CIMS, but not on your accountability scorecard and so will be a very big issue for any district operating regional or center based programs. Teri Chapman is looking into this. Superintendent Whiston is willing to revisit the conversation but doesn’t understand why it would be needed under a dashboard accountability system.
This is also an issue in regards to the 1% CAP proficiency CAP that will be discontinued and also all the Ed Environment letters that were just issued to the center based programs around the state were most likely reflective of this change.