Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Correction to the 2021 Business Rules for Calculating the ESSA School Index - Updated Last Date to Enter Student Information for Percent Tested Data Pull

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Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Test Coordinators; Curriculum Coordinators; School Counselors; Data Stewards (SIS; eSchool; eFinance; TRIAND); District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster)

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Business Rules for calculating the ESSA School Index scores for School Year 2020-2021 have been updated and are attached. The update was needed because of the extended testing window due to COVID-19. The change allows for a later date (May 14) to enter student information before the data pull. The update includes the following:

  • On page 6 of the 2021 Business Rules, the date student updates must be entered in eSchool to be included in the second data pull that determines Participation (students expected to test) was changed from April 30 to May 14.

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