2012-13 Data Verification Part 1

Report
2012-13 Data Verification
Part I
Spring 2013
Goal
The goal of this session is discuss the New York City accountability
reports, data used for reports, and data verification procedures as they
relate to Accountability Reports.
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Agenda
I.
Data Verification Overview
II.
Network Responsibilities/ Support Escalation
III. Timelines, Tools and Resources
IV. EMS Accountability and Reports
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State and Federal Evaluation
What is Data Verification?
Data Verification is a process by which data is reviewed for accuracy and
inconsistencies after data migration. It helps determine whether the
data was accurately translated when data is transported from one source
to another, is complete, and supports processes in the new system. The
verification of data is large part of data quality and reliability.
The purpose of the DOE Accountability Data Verification process is to
establish the reliability of the data utilized by the NYCDOE and NYSED
accountability systems. Data accuracy will ensure accountability
determinations and reporting are accurate to best of the school’s
knowledge.
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Why is data verification important?
NYCDOE schools are accountable for the data entered into DOE source
systems and responsible for their accuracy. School staff are asked to
work collaboratively in this process when reviewing and correcting their
school’s data.
Schools are given the opportunity to review and very their data before it is
used for reporting purposes. The objectives of the NYCDOE
Accountability Data Verification is assist schools in the process of
reviewing and correcting data before it is used for reporting. DOE
provides users with:
 friendly data files that can be easily manipulated to review data
 sufficient time for schools to enter, review, clean and correct
accountability data
 resources and training that can be used to cross reference, check,
and change data
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Data and Accountability Reports?
The data within verification reports are used to inform two accountability
tools that evaluate New York City Public Schools. Reports are issued
annually based on prior year data.
 The NYC Progress Report: A locally designed accountability report
used to evaluate schools on their student progress, performance and
overall school environment; and
 The State Accountability Report: A New York State published report
used to evaluate schools on their student participation, performance,
and progress on state exams and graduation. The report contains data
used to determine Performance Indices (PIs) and Adequate Yearly
Progress (AYP) determinations which, in turn, are used to assist in
identifying a school’s State designation status.
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Agenda
I.
Data Verification Overview
II.
Network Responsibilities/ Support Escalation
III. Timelines, Tools and Resources
IV. EMS Accountability and Reports
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Network Responsibilities
To support schools, networks can prepare themselves supporting their schools during the
verification process.
Before the Verification Period
During the Verification Period
Familiarize yourself with resources to support your
knowledge on source systems, accountability, policies.
Assist schools in preparing for verification; help schools
download the REMS/RHSV
Have functioning knowledge of source systems (SESIS,
ATS, STARS)
Conduct accountability training and field questions from
schools. You may use this PowerPoint to help guide training
content and structure.
Understand mechanisms for updating and reporting
student data
Communicate and support the Verification process and
timeline from March through September
Understand systems business rules for various student
populations and groups (ELLs, IEP, Cohorts)
Monitor participation and compliance (certification) for data
verification tasks such as downloading reports, meeting data
entry deadlines etc.
Define and understand the following accountability
concepts and understand differences between NCLB/SED
accountability and PR metrics. Understand the implication
of data on the school’s accountability
Escalate questions or concerns from the field to your Cluster
point as appropriate. Use escalation path within the
presentation to get an idea as to how questions are
escalated within the support structure.
Provide schools with hands-on training on source systems
and process/procedures on updating accountability
related student level items (biographical information,
grade level, cohort. Etc)
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Accountability Escalation Support Path
NYSED Accountability
For nySTART accounts and questions, schools and CFN staff may email [email protected]
For ESEA questions Clusters and Central staff should contact [email protected]
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Accountability Escalation Support Path
Progress Report Accountability
For PR feedback and appeals questions, schools and CFN staff may email
[email protected]
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Accountability Escalation Support Path
Assessment
Click here for a list of 2012-13 Borough AIDS
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Agenda
I.
Data Verification Overview
II.
Network Responsibilities/ Support Escalation
III. Timelines, Tools and Resources
IV. EMS Accountability and Reports
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Timeline/ Important Dates
The timeliness of collected, entered and reviewed can improve data accuracy with source systems and
verification reports. The chart below lists milestone dates for report release, data entry and collection. Dates
written are estimated and subject to change. A complete calendar will be published in the Data Verification
Guide and on the Data Verification wiki.
Key Date
Activity / Description
10/3/2013
10/31/2013
3/25/2013 – 6/1/2013
4/1/2013 – 6/28/2013
4/17/2013 – 6/8/2013
5/2013 – 7/2013
5/6/2013 – 8/2013
7/12/2013 *
8/2013
All Schools - NYSED BEDS Day
All Schools - NYCDOE Audited Register Snap Shot
EMS schools - review ATS Test Takers Report (RETT) to see which assessment students in
grades 3-8 are expected to take during the NYSTP exam administration period.
All Schools - NYCDOE Data Accountability Verification Window opens. ATS DV REMS and
RHSV are available for schools to review .
EMS Schools - NYSTP Grade 3-8 ELA/Math, 4 and 8 Science, and NYSESLAT Testing
All Schools - L2RPT Tested not Tested Report available for schools to review. Schools review
testing status and assessment data for exams administered by their school (NYSTP 3-8
Science/Math/ELA, NYSAA, NYSESLAT)
All Schools - EMS/HS L2RPT Accountability Verification Reports available
All Schools - Final day to report any changes in source systems for state reporting. PR
biographical snapshot.
Middle and High Schools - Finalize STARS data for PR data pull.
Additional Information: https://wiki.nycenet.edu/display/DataVerification/Verification+Calendar
* Waiting approval from ATS
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Data Applications and Tools
The DOE student management applications below to are used to enter and review student data
accountability reports.
System
Description
ATS
Automate the Schools (ATS) contains biographical data for all schools. The
application is used to collect ,update, and view student biographical, demographic
and program data. To learn more about ATS using the ATS Wiki.
STARS
SESIS
DISC
Scheduling, Transcripts, and Academic Reporting System (STARS) provides data
that relate to a student’s academic program. The application is used to collect ,
update, and view student program, course and exam data. To learn more about
STARS using the STARS Wiki.
Special Education Student Information System (SESIS) tracks referrals, evaluation
and placement of students intended to receive special education services. The
application is used to collect , update, and view special education program
information for a particular subset of students both public and non public. To learn
more about SESIS using the SESIS Portal
The Data Integrity Score Card (DISC) is designed to assist schools in targeting
particular data elements that need correction in source systems. The application is
used to view data discrepant items related to compliance and accountability for
schools to make corrections in source systems where appropriate. To learn more
about the DISC using the DISC Portal.
NYSED Level 2 Reports (L2RPT) allows school principals to review NYSED
L2RPT released reports. To learn more about L2RPT from the DV Wiki.
Link
https://wc.nycenet.edu
https://ats.nycboe.net/STARS
https://sesis.nycenet.edu/
DISC
https://reports.nycenet.edu/st
atel2rptreports
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Data Refresh Cycle
DOE applications migrate data between the source systems in real time for some reports/functionality and
for others on a specific schedule. Data populated in the DOE DV and SED L2RPT reports are refreshed on
a weekly cycle.
Data taken from
DOE source
systems
Wednesdays
Refreshed in
Refreshed Data entered Monday, Tuesday reflects the following
REMS/ RHSV
AVRs in
Monday on both ATS REMS/ RHSV and L2RPT data
(in ATS)
L2RPT on … verification reports.
Data entered Wednesday (after 5:00 PM), Thursday,
The following Monday
and Friday reflect in reports the second Monday.
2012-13 EOY Calendar
ATS
Level 2
July
Source
Systems
• DOE Data
Warehouse –
REMS/
RHSV
• L2RPT
Reports
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Resources
School Documents and Guides
Guides are posted on the SFE intranet page:
https://portal.nycenet.edu/Accountability/SchoolPerformance/nclb/data/
Data Verification Guide
Data Cleaning Guide REMS/RHSV
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Resources
SFE Intranet
Portal
https://portal.nycenet.edu/Accountability/SchoolPerformanc
e/nclb/data/
ATS Wiki
https://wiki.nycenet.edu/display/ATSWiki/
Data
https://wiki.nycenet.edu/x/OoDuAg
Verification Wiki
L2RPT Wiki
https://wiki.nycenet.edu/x/Z4EAAw
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Agenda
I.
Data Verification Overview
II.
Network Responsibilities/ Support Escalation
III. Timelines, Tools and Resources
IV. EMS Accountability and Reports
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Elementary and Middle School
Accountability
 Elementary/ Middle School Accountability – Progress Report
 Progress Report Workbook
 Elementary/ Middle School Accountability – NCLB/ESEA
 EMS Data Verification Report – REMS
 L2RPT EMS Accountability Verification Report – EMS AVR
 EMS Assessments
 Test Takers Report – RETT
 L2RPT Tested Not Tested
 ELA Exempt
 ELL Parent Choice Option - ELPC
 Entering Months Enrolled - UYRE
 Exam Errors - XAMM
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What is the Progress Report?
The Progress Report is a large part of
NYCDOE’s efforts to set expectations for
schools and to promote school
empowerment and accountability.
 Reports are issued annually shortly after
the start of the school year based on prior
year data. Schools review data used for
the report via a workbook distributed to
principals at the start of the school year
 Schools are assigned letter grades A
through F based on a years worth of
performance in five main areas of
measurement.
 Scores are based on comparing results
from one school to a peer group of up to
40 schools with the most similar
population and to all schools citywide,
student’s year to year progress and
additional credit based on exemplary
progress with high-need student groups.
.
Additional Information: http://schools.nyc.gov/Accountability/tools/report/default.htm
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NCLB/ ESEA Accountability
College and Career Readiness under ESEA – changes made to NYSED Accountability:
Under ESEA, NYSED implemented the following changes:
:
ESEA Change
Change in Accountability Measure starting with 2011-12 data
Modifying how grades 3-8 ELA and mathematics Performance
Indices are computed to incorporate both proficiency and
growth towards proficiency, using the well-established Student
Growth Percentile methodology, which is also the basis for
computing for teachers of grade 4-8 ELA and math and their
principals the growth measure component of their annual
evaluation rating. Growth measures will be for all students,
including ESEA subgroups
At the elementary/middle level, the methodology used to calculate the PI
has been modified to include students showing adequate growth towards
proficiency. Student scores on these tests are converted into four
performance levels, from Level 1 to Level 4. Additionally for ELA and
math, the SGP methodology is used for students in Grades 4 – 8 to
measure student growth and to determine whether Level 1 and Level 2
students are on track to proficiency in three years or by Grade 8,
whichever comes first.
Revising its Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) to reflect
the rigor required of college and career readiness standards, while
at the same time making them realistic and attainable for schools
SED revised EAMOs for elementary/middle-level ELA, math, and
science and secondary-level ELA and math by accountability subgroup
and group size used to determine AYP.
Additional Information: http://schools.nyc.gov/Accountability/tools/accountability/default.htm
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What is EMS Accountability?
Progress Report
Reporting: Student progress, Student Performance and Closing the Achievement Gap where schools achieve
exemplary outcomes in moving special student populations.
In addition to regular biographical and demographic data schools should pay close attention to the following:

Enrollment: To be included in the school’s Progress Report a student must be on a school’s DOE audited register for
the current reporting year. For core course passing rate and Grade 8 students earning high school credit, a student
must be continuously enrolled from October 31 until June 30 of the reporting year. Schools should review and correct
when necessary admission and discharge codes /dates in ATS.

Assessment: Students should have taken the appropriate state ELA or Math assessments within the current year (to
measure student progress a valid assessment is needed within the current and previous SY.) Schools should review
the “expected assessments” for their active students using the RETT report for Grades 3-8. Grade 8 students earning
high school credit must have a valid Regents score when applicable. For regents assessments, students should be
assigned to correct exam code in STARS.

Course Data: PR reviews course data for core subjects: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies. Students in grade levels
6, 7, and 8 must have course data in STARS. Schools should ensure students are scheduled with the correct course
code and that a final grade is recorded on the transcript.

Attendance: The attendance rate is calculated by adding together the total number of days attended by all students
and dividing to by the total number of days on register for all students. The attendance rate used for the PR can be
reviewed using the RGAR report in ATS.
Reviewing the data: Biographical data is current as of June 30th of the reporting year. Corrections made to
these data should be prior to the end of the SY. Course outcome data is collected late June and in some
instances again in August.
Additional Information: https://wiki.nycenet.edu/display/DataVerification/Progress+Report
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How to Review PR Accountability Data?
Progress Report Preliminary Workbook
When is the report available?: Late
August
About the Report: Principal’s are
sent a preliminary PDF file of their
school’s unofficial Progress Report
and a excel workbook with the data
that was used to calculate their
Progress Report.
Data Displayed: The workbook
allows schools to verify to their best of
their knowledge the data used in the
Progress Report is accurate. Schools
will have the opportunity of correcting
particular data elements (e.g.
academic records) where needed.
Each workbook contains a tab for
each PR metric in addition to the
Summary of Metric Values, a list of all
Worksheets, and a column key.
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NCLB/ ESEA Accountability
In 2005–06 New York State established an
accountability system in accordance with the federal
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. This system
requires the State to collect assessment and
graduation-rate data to determine progress of
districts and schools in these areas towards
predefined goals. In May 2012 the United States
Department of Education (USDE) approved New
York’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act
(ESEA) waiver. This waiver provides New York with
increased flexibility with the implemented NCLB
accountability system to help close the achievement
gap and assist students in becoming college and
career ready.
As part of NCLB/ESEA, New York State is required
to hold districts and schools accountable for their
students, in part, through a process for evaluating
participation and performance of ten accountability
students sub-groups in specified measures and
determining if Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is
made in those measures. AYP indicates satisfactory
progress by a district or school toward the goal of
proficiency for all students. Districts and schools that
meet predefined participation and performance
criteria on New York State’s accountability measures
are considered to be making AYP.
Additional Information: http://schools.nyc.gov/Accountability/tools/accountability/default.htm
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What is EMS Accountability? – NCLB/ESEA
Reporting: Schools report data on measures of student Participation and Performance in 1) Grades 3 – 8
English Language Arts, 2) Grades 3 – 8 mathematics and 3) Grades 4 and 8 science.
Participation Definition: EMS Participation rate students are those who were enrolled for the entire test
administration period, even if they were not continuously enrolled in the school from BEDS (first Wed of
October) day until the test administration period.* Students who enter or leave a school during the test
administration period are not considered as participation rate students unless the school provides valid
scores for the students.
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To meet the participation requirement in ELA and Mathematics 95% or more of the students on register must
be tested and have valid scores within each accountable subgroup.
To meet the participation requirement in science 80% or more of the students on register must be tested and
have valid scores within each accountable subgroup.
The subgroup must have 40 or more students to be held accountable for this criterion. If the group
does not make the required participation rate NYSED automatically computes a weighted average
using the previous year’s participation data.
NOTES:


NYSESLAT can be used in lieu of an 3-8 ELA assessment for students considered as ELA Exempt
(NYSESLAT Eligible)
Students who are medically excused are excluded from the numerator and the denominator of the
participation and performance calculations.
Additional Information: https://wiki.nycenet.edu/display/DataVerification/SED+Elementary+Middle+School+Verification
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What is EMS Accountability? – NCLB/ESEA
Performance Definition: EMS Performance rate students are those who were continuously enrolled
from SED BEDS Day (first Wed of October) AND during the entire test administration period with a valid
assessment appropriate to their grade (or age if ungraded) and the program services reported for the
student. To meet performance criterion, accountability groups must show evidence of acceptable
performance on standardized assessments in the current school year or evidence of improvement in
performance from the previous school year.

ELA, Math and Science: In ELA, math and Science, the Performance Index (PI) of an accountability
group with 30 or more continuously enrolled students must be equal to or greater than the group's
Effected Annual Measurable Objective (EAMO) or the group must make Safe Harbor (ELA/Math) or
its Progress Target (Science) for the group to make AYP.

Performance Index: The Performance Index (PI) is a value from 0-200 that is assigned to an
accountability group, indicating how that group performed on a required State test (or approved
alternative) in English Language Arts, math, or science. Student scores on the tests are converted to
performance levels. As per the ESEA waiver, performance levels for ELA/Math have changes.
NOTES:
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Students who use the NYSESLAT in lieu of an 3-8 ELA assessment for Participation will be “Not Tested” for
performance.
Students who are medically excused are excluded from the numerator and the denominator of the
participation and performance calculations.
SED BEDS Day for the 2012-13 SY is October 3,2012.
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What is EMS Accountability? – NCLB/ESEA
Performance Index/ Performance Levels:
In elementary/ middle school 3-8 ELA and math, the methodology used to calculate PI has been
modified to include students showing adequate growth towards proficiency as proficient students. The
Student Growth Percentile (SGP) methodology is used for students in grades 4 – 8 to measure student
growth and to determine whether Level 1 and Level 2 students are on track to proficiency in three
years or by Grade 8, whichever comes first. New performance levels are:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Level 1 On Track = Basic and On Track to Proficient
Level 1 Not On Track = Basic and NOT On Track to Proficient
Level 2 On Track = Basic Proficient and On Track to Proficient
Level 2 Not On Track = Basic Proficient and NOT On Track to Proficient
Level 3 = Proficient
Level 4 = Advanced
The PI for ELA / Math is calculated using
the following equation:
PI = [(number of continuously enrolled
tested students scoring at Level 1 On
Track + Level 1 On Track + Level 2 On
Track + Level 2 On Track + Level 2 NOT
On Track + Level 3 + Level 3 + Level 4 +
Level 4) ÷ number of continuously
enrolled tested students]  100
In elementary/middle-level science, the performance levels remains the same as in prior years and has
not changes as a result of the ESEA waiver. Performance Levels are:
•
•
•
•
Level 1 = Basic
Level 2 = Basic Proficient
Level 3 = Proficient
Level 4 = Advanced
The PI is calculated using the following
equation:
PI = [(number of continuously enrolled
tested students scoring at Level 2 + Level
3 + Level 4 + Level 3 + Level 4) ÷ number
of continuously enrolled tested students] 
100
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What is EMS Accountability? – NCLB/ESEA
Accountability Inclusion/Exclusion for Participation/Performance at the EMS Level
Students enrolled/tested during the period of continuous enrollment shown in the table below will be
included in the document/calculations indicated.
Key:
Day 1 = BEDS Day (October 3, 2012)
Day 2 = First day of test administration period
Day 3 = Last day of make-up period
Specific Day 2 and Day 3 Dates by
Assessment
Assessment
Period of Continuous Enrollment
(includes)
Students results will be included
in:
Participation
Rate
Performance
Index
Day 1 and Day 3
Yes
Yes
Day 1 and Day 2 – with valid test score
Yes
Yes
Day 1 and Day 2 – without valid test score
No
No
Day 2 and Day 3 – but not Day 1
Yes
No
Day 1 only
No
No
Day 2 only – with valid test score
Yes
No
Day 2
Day 3
Grades 3–8 ELA
4/16
4/23
Grades 3–8
Mathematics
4/24
5/1
Day 2 only – without valid test score
No
No
NYSAA
10/1
2/8
Day 3 only – with valid test score
Yes
No
Grade 4 Science
5/22
6/5
Day 3 only – without valid test score
No
No
Grade 8 Science
5/22
6/5
NYSESLAT (if
eligible)
4/17
5/17
Only days between Day 2 and Day 3 – with valid
test score
Yes
No
Only days between Day 2 and Day 3 – without
valid test score
No
No
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How to Review Accountability Data?
Elementary/ Middle School Verification Report – REMS
When is the report Available?: April 1st until June 28th.
The State and Federal Evaluation Team (SFE), in collaboration with DIIT and Data Management
created excel workbooks that contain the student level data used to for accountability determinations.
Schools use these files to begin reviewing and familiarizing themselves with SED accountability data
sets prior to the release of the SED L2RPT Elementary/ Middle School Accountability Verification
Report (EMS AVR).
About the Report: Student rosters with biographical and sub-group data for each SED EMS
accountability measure: (1) ELA Participation and Performance, (2) Math Participation and Performance,
and (3)Science Participation and Performance
Data Displayed: Schools are encouraged to review the report for incorrect student detail data. For rules
as to how the data set is determined review the EMS NCLB/ESEA Accountability Overview slides.
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Exploring the REMS
Downloading the Report
The REMS Report is an FTP download from ATS. Directions
on how to download an FTP file from ATS can be found on
the ATS wiki.
Contact information displays on both the Report Screen and
FTP report header.
Participation and Performance data is separated into three tabs for each accountability measure. For each tab is a header
containing a link to the REMS ATS Wiki page where users can find descriptions of the detail data in addition to the data
refresh date; date of download; and Data/Application Support person. Schools are asked to review student demographics,
accountable assessment / tested status, and assessment outcome data (when available). All data are continuously captured
until of June 30th of the reporting year or the date of the student’s last enrollment record if prior to June 30 th.
Additional Information: https://wiki.nycenet.edu/display/ATSWiki/EMS+Data+Verification+Report+-+REMS
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How to Review Accountability Data?
SED L2RPT Elementary/Middle Accountability Verification Report – EMS AVR
When is the report available?: 5/2013 –
8/2013
About the Report: The NYSED
Elementary/Middle School Accountability
Verification Report (EMS AVR), available on
the SEDs Level 2 Reports (L2RPT) portal,
allows schools to verify the accuracy of the
student records as they appear in the Student
Information Repository System (SIRS) used to
determine school and district accountability
based on 2012-13 data
Data Displayed: The report provides
verification that the appropriate students, with
assessment results and outcomes, are being
used to determine whether districts and
schools have made adequate yearly progress
(AYP) in elementary/ middle level English
language arts (ELA), mathematics, and
science.
* The L2RPT portal is only available to school Principals and certain CFN
functional roles. L2RPT portal displays up to four years of reports in both
aggregate and student detail form.
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Exploring the EMS AVR
The EMS AVR includes summary reports for ELA, mathematics, and science. Summary reports include
data aggregated by school and district and by student subgroup. To view the data for each measure,
select the appropriate subject from the “Select Subject” dropdown. In the “Select Grade” dropdown, data
may be viewed by grade or for a combination of applicable 3–8 (ELA and mathematics) or 4 & 8 (science)
grades if “All Grades” is selected. Data for “All Grades” is what is used to make accountability
determinations for the school or district. The EMS AVR also includes detail reports, showing student
demographic, assessment, and outcome information for students in the aggregate summary reports.
Student Detail Report View
Additional Information: https://wiki.nycenet.edu/display/DataVerification/EMS+Accountability+Data+Verification+Report
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Elementary/Middle School Assessments
All general-education students and students with disabilities in grades 3–8, and ungraded students
of equivalent age, must take:

the New York State Testing Program (NYSTP) in English language arts (ELA) and
mathematics, and the elementary- and middle-level science assessments, in the appropriate
years; or

if eligible, the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) in ELA, mathematics, science,
and social studies, in the appropriate years.
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All students in these grades or equivalent ages who are also limited English proficient must take
the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) until
they achieve proficiency on both the Listening and Speaking and the Reading and Writing
portions of the NYSESLAT.
2012-13 Assessment
Grades 3–8 ELA
Grades 3–8 Mathematics
NYSAA
Grade 4 Science
Grade 8 Science
NYSESLAT (if eligible)
First Day of Testing
April 16
April 24
October 1
May 22
May 22
April 17
Last Day of Make-up
Period
April 23
May 1
February 8
June 5
June 5
May 17
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EMS Assessment Reports
Elementary/Middle Accountable Expected Test Takers Report – RETT
When is the report available?: April 1 until the last day of testing.
About the Report: The DOE ATS Expected Test Taker Report (RETT) allows schools to review a list of currently
active students expected to sit for the New York State Testing Program (NYSTP) 3-8 ELA and Math exams. If any
inaccuracies exist in the RETT report, schools should make the corrections in ATS and/or SESIS when possible.
Data Displayed: Review student roster, ensure that the “ELA Exempt” and “NYSAA Eligible” students are correcting
identified as well as grade level and grade code.
Additional Information: https://wiki.nycenet.edu/display/ATSWiki/NYSTP+ELA+MATH+Test+Takers+Report+-+RETT
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Elementary/Middle School Assessments
SED L2RPT NYSTP Tested/Not Tested Confirmation Report – T/NT
When is the report available?: 6/2013 –
7/2013
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About the Report: This is the Level 2
(L2RPT) report that will contain all of the
students expected to be tested in a school.
Once assessments are uploaded the report
will list for students the appropriate NYSTP
assessment, grade/age and, if not tested, the
reason why.
Data Displayed: This allows schools to
verify that all students who met the criteria
were correctly reported with the appropriate
assessment and the correct relevant
biographical record in SIRS.
Additional Information: https://wiki.nycenet.edu/display/DataVerification/Tested+Not+Tested+Confirmation+Report
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Exploring Tested/Not Tested
Under the “Tested” heading, “Not Scored” indicates records were: a)Successfully transmitted to Level 2 and are
waiting to go to the testing contractor; or b) successfully transmitted to the testing contractor and are waiting for a
score to be returned.
Under “Not Tested”, “Incomplete” indicates students’ records were NOT submitted to the testing contractor for
scoring, “No assessment*” indicates the student has an enrollment record; however, no assessment was
reported to level 2.
Student Detail Report View
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*Schools who offer the science regents exam in place of the NYSTP for grade 8 students the
tested not tested report for grade 8 science will list these students as “Not Tested” even if they
took the NYSTP assessment in grade 7.
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ELA Exempt
NCLB requires that the reading/language arts proficiency of LEP students be measured as part of the
school accountability program. USED has approved a one-time use of the NYSESLAT in lieu of the
Grades 3–8 NYSTP for some LEP students. LEP-eligible students (including those from Puerto Rico) who
on April 1, 2013, will have been attending school in the United States for less than one year may use the
NYSESLAT in lieu of the 3–8 NYSTP in ELA to meet the NCLB participation requirement for AYP in
elementary/middle-level ELA. For this purpose, the United States is defined as schools in the 50 States
and the District of Columbia and does not include Puerto Rico, the outlying areas, or the freely associated
States. Students may be exempt from only one administration of the NYSTP in ELA.
The one-year exemption window does not have to be 12 consecutive months. In addition, students
enrolled anytime during a month, including July and August, are considered enrolled for that month. As
such, eligible students may be exempt from taking the NYSTP in ELA for the first year in which they are
enrolled during the NYSTP ELA test administration period. Such students may not be exempt in
subsequent years, even if they have been enrolled in a United States school for less than 12 months.
Months in which students are enrolled as PK–8 or ungraded elementary are counted toward this 12month exemption window.
Notes:


ELA Exempt is a name used by NYC only, NYSED refers to this population as NYSESLAT Eligibility and on
NYSED answer documents “1st Year ELL”
Calculation: Enrollment in US Schools must be less than 12 months as of April 1 st of the testing year.
Schools should use the Months Enrolled Update (UYRE) function in ATS to identify students who qualify
for ELA exemption.
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ELA Exempt
To qualify for ELA exemption the student must (1) have LEP flag = Y, (2) have less than 12 months of
enrollment before April 1st of the current testing year and (3) did not receive an exception in previous years.
Schools should complete/review the ATS UYRE and ELPC functions to ensure all criteria are met in a
students ELA Exempt status is in question.
LEP Status: Students with a ATS LEP Flag = ‘E’ or ‘Pending’ ELLs awaiting Lab-R scanning . Students
may still have a LEP/ELL indictor of “E” because either:
 The LAB-R was not administered
 The LAB-R scores were not uploaded in ATS
 There is an Exam Error for the assessment on XAMM.
Students with a LEP flag of “E” will be highlighted. Students records on UYRE that are:

Blue/Green – Students who are “E” with an indication on the ELPC function that the student is an
ELL based on local (school level) LAB-R scoring. These students will be flagged as “ELA exempt”
within the UYRE function.

Red – Students who are “E” with either no entry made in ELPC function that the student is NOT
an ELL or the based on local (school level) LAB-R scoring. These students will not be flagged as
have an “ELA Exempt”.
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ELL Parent Choice Update –ELPC
The purpose of ELPC is for
schools to enter/update the
ELL Parent Choice
Data.
This screen is only open for
students whose LEP Flag is
either "Y" or "E“.
The first two fields must be
entered. If the answer to the
first question is "Y", then the
remaining three fields must
also be entered.
Additional Information: https://wiki.nycenet.edu/display/ATSWiki/ELL+Parent+Choice+Update+-+ELPC
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Months Enrolled Update Screen - UYRE
This function is designed to
collect months enrolled in
another USA school as noted
on the Home Language
Identification Survey (HLIS)
for ELLs with less than six
years of DOE enrollment.
Information gathered will
assist in identifying students
who qualify for ELA exemption
in informing promotion criteria.
LEP Flag = ‘E’ Pending

Blue/Green – Students who are “E” with an indication on the ELPC function that the student is an ELL based on local (school level)
LAB-R scoring. These students will be flagged as “ELA exempt” within the UYRE function.

Red – Students who are “E” with either no entry made in ELPC function that the student is NOT an ELL or the based on local (school
level) LAB-R scoring. These students will not be flagged as have an “ELA Exempt”.
Additional Information: https://wiki.nycenet.edu/display/ATSWiki/Updating+Months+Enrolled+in+US+Schools+-+UYRE
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Exam Errors - XAMM
Pre-slugging the documents reduces
the possibility of human error and
ensures that exam results will be
posted to a student’s exam record.
However, errors do occur. Schools
should periodically review and correct
any exam errors.
The school STAT screen lists the
number of exam errors pending.
Schools should use the XAMM
function to identify these errors (or
REXE) and investigate the discrepancy
to resolve and remove from the
function. Exams listed on this function
will not post on the students exam
record until verified.
Once corrected the exam is
immediately posted to the students
exam record, for LAB-R corrections,
this may change LEP pending status.
Additional Information: https://wiki.nycenet.edu/display/ATSWiki/Accepting+Exam+Records+-+XAMM
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Appendix
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Age Ranges for Students with Disabilities Participating in the 2012-13 (NYSAA)
Order of Precedence – Elementary/ Middle Schools
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Age Ranges for Students with Disabilities
Participating in the 2012-13 (NYSAA)
New York State Alternate Assessment NYSAA is a datafolio assessment that measures the progress of
students with severe disabilities in achieving the learning standards through alternate grade level
indicators. All students in the following age ranges who are eligible to take the NYSAA must be tested in
2012-13. Students with disabilities participating in the NYSAA are assessed according to chronological
ages aligned with grade levels as indicated below. Students should be tested only once at each grade
and in all the content areas indicated for each grade. (http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/nysaa/201213/age-range-13.pdf)
Assessment
Birth Date
Student’s Age Between
September 1, 2012 and
August 31, 2013
Grade 3 ELA & Math
September 1, 2003—August 31, 2004
9
Grade 4 ELA, Math, and Science
September 1, 2002—August 31, 2003
10
Grade 5 ELA and Math
September 1, 2001—August 31, 2002
11
Grade 6 ELA and Math
September 1, 2000—August 31, 2001
12
Grade 7 ELA and Math
September 1, 1999—August 31, 2000
13
Grade 8 ELA, Math, and Science
September 1, 1998—August 31, 1999
14
Secondary-Level ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies
September 1, 1994—August 31, 1995
18*
*Note: NYSAA-eligible students who do not meet the age criteria above and will be leaving school before they reach
their eighteenth birthday must take the secondary-level NYSAA before they leave school (i.e., when they are 17 years
old). NYSAA-eligible students with a birth date prior to September 1, 1994 who have not been assessed at the
secondary-level must be assessed in 2012-13 before they leave school.
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Order of Precedence –
Elementary/Middle School
1. Grades 3–8 English Language Arts and
Mathematics Order of Precedence Rules: If a
student has more than one applicable ELA score,
the order of precedence for selecting a performance
level for use in the PI calculation is: 1) NYSTP and
2) NYSAA. The order of precedence for selecting
participation is 1) NYSTP, 2) NYSAA and
3)NYSESLAT
2. Grade 8 Science Order of Precedence Rules: If
an eighth-grader has more than one applicable
science score, the order of precedence for selecting
a performance level for use in the PI calculation is:
1) New York State Grade 8 Middle-Level Science
Test for the current year, 2) NYSAA Grade 8
Equivalent in Science, 3) highest Regents science
examination, and 4) New York State Grade 8
Middle-Level Science Test taken by the student in
7th grade in the previous year.
3. NYSESLAT: At the elementary/middle level, if a
district chooses to give the NYSTP ELA assessment
to a LEP student who is eligible to take the
NYSESLAT in lieu of the NYSTP, NYSED will count
the student’s NYSTP ELA scores when computing
the school’s and district’s accountability PI.
Assessment
Eligible
Students
Scores
Grades 3–8 New York State
Testing Program (NYSTP)
Assessments in ELA and
Mathematics
All students
(general
education &
students with
disabilities)
Level 4
Level 3
Level 2 On Track
Level 2 Not On Track
Level 1 On Track
Level 1 Not On Track
New York State Grade 4
Elementary-Level Science
and Grade 8 Middle-Level
Science Tests
All students
(general
education &
students with
disabilities)
Level 4
Level 3
Level 2
Level 1
All students
(general
education &
students with
disabilities)
Level 4 (85–100)
Level 3 (65–84)
Level 2 (55–64)
Level 1 (0–54)
Students with
severe cognitive
disabilities
Level 4
Level 3
Level 2
Level 1
Regents Living
Environment, Physical
Setting/Earth Science,
Physical Setting/Chemistry,
and Physical
Setting/Physics Tests in
Lieu of Grade 8 MiddleLevel Science Test
New York State Alternate
Assessment in ELA (Grades
3–8 Equivalent),
Mathematics (Grades 3–8
Equivalent), and Science
(Grades 4 and 8 Equivalent)
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