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Date Message Sent Subject Sent By
3/3/2010  2010 Textbook Data Collection Overdue  Derick Ariyam 
The 2010 State Textbook list that is used by private school students to meet regulations for the student loan program will be published on Monday, March 8,2010. Thank you to the following districts for updating the textbook database. Barrington Bristol Warren Coventry Foster Jamestown Johnston Lincoln Newport North Kingstown North Providence Portsmouth Scituate Smithfield West Warwick Those districts who have not updated by Friday, will be accountable for purchasing books that were listed in their files for the past two years. Please see notice below. Thanks you for your attention to this matter. Becky Wright Education Specialist School Approval and Development Office of Middle and High School Redesign Rhode Island Department of Education Providence, RI 222 - 8404 FAX 222 - 4979 --- Subject: 2010 Textbook Data Collection Due Below this letter you will find instructions for the annual submission of the textbooks in use throughout your district for publication to the statewide RIDE Approved Textbook List. This is the second year that RIDE will be collecting this data through the eRIDE system. Therefore, your textbook coordinators will need to work with the data managers in each district for access to the "Textbook List Upload" module on eRIDE. When using this system, you will have access to view each other's submissions and the correct formats, i.e., no special formatting, correct identifiers and coding, etc. All submissions are due to be entered into the system no later than March 3, 2010. At times, submissions are challenged by publishers and others. There will be a short window for districts to correct mistakes if documentation warrants an edit. Edits are tedious for all parties, so please be comprehensive in your filing of new books including the ISBN. Thank you for your cooperation with this work. We are all working to improve this system so that it is clear to districts, non-publics, students and parents. Please continue to contact me, Becky Wright (, 222-8404), about this process if you have any difficulties or helpful input as I am always willing to take your good ideas and work with others to transform them into better systems. Technical issues encountered with the application may be directed to Textbook Collection Links: Welcome Memo and Instructions (PDF): Excel File specifications: