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1/5/2012  [RIDE] - Cohort Deadline Reminder  Deanna Raphael-State 
This is reminder that districts need to complete the review of the cohort data by Jan 18th. Summary reports for the most recent two cohorts (2008, 2007) must be signed off by district superintendent and school principal. These reports are high stake because they are used to measure school performance, for State and federal reporting, and they draw the most attention from the public and media when published. When reviewing the cohort data, we asked you to pay special attention to the 2008 and 2007 cohorts, particularly students whose exiting status is 'unknown'. Students with unknown exit status will be counted as dropouts if not verified and corrected. Please also note that we have already accounted for all graduates and transfers within the RI public schools when we prepared the cohort data for your review. All changes and updates that you are making should be backed up with your own record keeping, electronic or on paper, as you normally do in maintaining quality student records. A request for a student's transcript from an out-of-state school, e.g., is evidence that the student has transferred out of RI's public school system. The latest instructions can be viewed and downloaded from Prior communications on this topic can be viewed from, search by keyword 'cohort'. As always, feel free to contact us at, 222-8400. Thank you for your cooperation!