Because of the complex school environment and the need for essential information for making instructional placement and student services decisions, the inclusion of data elements in this dictionary reflects only the federal and state data collection requirements. For a more comprehensive handbook of data elements, please go to http://nces.ed.gov/programs/handbook/. The latest edition of the NCES student data handbook can also be downloaded . Each district or school planning to collect and maintain information about individual students MUST determine how the data are to be maintained, and who will have access to the data, taking into consideration federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Items are subject to changes in State and Federal reporting
mandates and requirements. Items with a '*' are not currently mandated by State or Federal law, but necessary for accurate State and local student information management and reporting
Last updated on 11/8/06. Contact: Dr. Ken Gu,