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12/13/2010  [RIDE] - IMPORTANT - Report deadline, cohort and TCS snapshot collections, and WebEx info  Deanna Raphael-State 
Good morning, The 09-10 dropouts, 09-10 graduates, 09-10 retentions, and 10-11 summer withdrawal reports must be signed and faxed/emailed to RIDE; the deadline is on Wednesday, December 15th. If you have already signed off on these reports and have made updates since, you must go through the process again. --- The Cohort Exit Data Review module, formerly Update Student Exits, has been released. RIDE has completed the preliminary analyses and calculations of cohort graduation and dropout rates. Districts are asked to pay close attention to cohort 2007 and cohort 2006 because both cohorts will be used to measure school performance on high-school graduation rates. Please follow the instructions posted on eRIDE, at https://www.eride.ri.gov/exitsupdate/instructions.asp. Review, and submit any corrections by Monday, January 10. When you have completed your data submission, district superintendents must sign off on the cohort data and fax or e-mail the signed reports to RIDE by Friday, January 14. --- On January 10, we will begin collecting teacher-course-student data in order to capture a data snapshot of verified rosters of students for each teacher in grades 3 through 7 who is teaching an English language/literature or a mathematics course. This collection is a crucial step in the development of our Instructional Management System (IMS) and Educator Evaluation System (EES) because these systems will allow teachers to view their current class rosters with associated student learning data on a day-to-day basis. It is extremely important that all district data managers submit a clean set of data by the deadline. The timeline is as follows, the first two bullets are action items for data managers, and the following three are for other district staff: January 10: Data managers begin submitting the Teacher-Course-Student Snapshot data through eRIDE. Please review the Teacher-Course-Student Snapshot file specification document: www.eride.ri.gov/eRide2K5/TeacherCourseStudent_Snapshot/files/FileSpec_TCSSnapshot_Jan2011_DRAFT.xlsx. January 14: Deadline for data managers to have submitted an error-free Teacher-Course-Student Snapshot submission to RIDE. January 17: Principals should inform teachers in grades 3 through 7 who teach English or mathematics about the verification process and timeline. RIDE will provide districts with an information sheet and directions. January 24: Teachers will be contacted by RIDE through e-mail, and principals will receive a reminder to share information with their teachers. February 4: Deadline for teachers to verify rosters. Please note that a similar process will be conducted beginning May 10, 2011. Thank you for your assistance with this important data collection. Feel free to reach out to Ana Karantonis, at Ana.Karantonis@ride.ri.gov, or 222-8940, if you have any program questions. Please contact the HelpDesk if you have any technical questions: helpdesk@ride.ri.gov or 222-8400. --- We have our WebEx tomorrow morning at 9:30am. Betty will be available to answer questions regarding the Teacher Course Student Snapshot. Mario and I will be available to go over the Cohort Exit Data Review module. Topic: Weekly eRIDE meeting Meeting Number: 683 252 195 Meeting Password: Help2010 ------------------------------------------------------- To join the online meeting ------------------------------------------------------- 1. Go to ride.webex.com 2. If requested, enter your name and email address. 3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: Help2010 4. Click "Join". 5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen. ------------------------------------------------------- To join the audio conference --- please note that we are using a different number ------------------------------------------------------- 1 (213) 289-5450; access code - 792-7492 -Deanna helpdesk@ride.ri.gov 222-8400