CRDC Data Support Communications 8

Delayed support until October 21

Our data support project is on schedule, but you will have delayed project support from DPI until October 21 due to travel for conferences. Your emails will be checked and answered every evening. The project schedule has NOT changed. Continue to collect your local data and complete ISES. The early November DPI data file delivery is still a go.

Notice of revision to DPI Data Support Matrix

We reviewed the DPI Data Support Matrix for accuracy now that the CRDC survey is open. We added some clarifications (in red), and have removed 2 answers that DPI cannot now provide. Changed Matrix items have RED TEXT and are dated 10-8-2012 in column F. We encourage you to download and review the new version dated 10-8-2012 at the project homepage: http://dpi.wi.gov/lbstat/crdc-support.html.

Only the following items will affect the LOCAL DATA that you must collect:

  1. SCH-0044  Added DPI=NO to part 2. Local LEA must collect all of SCH-0044 now. Upon closer examination, DPI cannot accurately provide this answer because we do not positively know how a staffer might SPLIT their duties among one salary. LEA will have more accurate data.
  2. SCH-0045  Added DPI=NO. LEA must collect this answer now. Upon closer examination, DPI cannot accurately provide this answer because we do not positively know how a staffer might SPLIT their duties among one salary. LEA will have more accurate data.

FAQs #2 received by DPI Data Support

I 'm working from paper copies. We get errors when we try to enter survey data without the DPI files uploaded. I thought we could start typing answers?

Some districts have experienced errors when the survey's “skip logic” or validations run during manual entry. The best method is to type your answers into the Excel pre-collection tool, save as a .CSV, and wait for DPI files.

In question LEA-0001 row 4, what does the word “awaiting initial evaluation” mean? How is that counted?

OCR stated on Oct-8: “A student should be counted if the parent has requested an evaluation or the student has been referred for an evaluation by a teacher or other staff member of the LEA and the evaluation process has not been completed.”

How are questions SCH-0044 and SCH-0045 calculated?

The easiest way to look at the finance question is like a pie.  The whole pie is the personnel salaries total.  A slice of that pie is instructional staff only.  A smaller section off of that piece of pie is the teachers only. See Finance Data section of the Definitions document (CRDC Definitions)

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Melanie McCalmont | DPI Data Support project
608-267-9162 | melanie.mccalmont@dpi.wi.gov
Skype:  melanie.mccalmont2
Data Warehouse and Decision Support Team
Division for Libraries and Technology | DPI

For questions about this information, contact Melanie McCalmont (608) 267-9162
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