First Quarter Dropout Report Past Due
If you have not completed the First Quarter Dropout Report for grades K-12, please do so immediately. Pursuant to statute 70 O.S. § 1210.545, grades K through 6 dropouts must be collected annually starting in the 2012-2013 school year. It is a new legislative requirement through the A-F law. Grades 7 through 12 will still report dropouts in reference to 70 O.S. § 35e. All sites have been uploaded to the Dropout Report located on the District Reporting Site. The updated Dropout Report manual can be located on the welcome page of the report or on the dropout page of the SDE website. Logins and report access should be acquired at the district level.
For dropout reporting purposes, quarters are defined as the three-month periods ending December 31, March 31, June 30, and September 30. Quarterly reports from each dropout reporting site are to be submitted online by the fifth of the month following the end of the quarter under report. Therefore, the First Quarter Dropout Report for 2013 was due on January 5, 2013. Because this was the first quarter that elementary schools completed the report, more time was given for districts to collect the needed data, but it is now past the deadline. The report set-up is the same as it has been in the past. Districts need to complete and certify their reports immediately.
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Wilkinson at (405) 522-0276 or Jennifer.Wilkinson@sde.ok.gov.
Oklahoma School Speed Test Month Begins Today
Today is the first day of Oklahoma School Speed Test Month!
Starting today, any teacher, administrator, or staff person in your schools can go to http://partners.schoolspeedtest.org/oklahoma and take a one-minute automatic test that will measure the available Internet capacity at that site.
This information will allow state and local IT staff to prioritize infrastructure upgrades, can be used as part of the budgetary process to make the case for increased investment in Internet access for schools, and will support planning for implementing the Next-Generation Assessments to be launched in 2014.
In order for this assessment to provide you, your tech directors, and the SDE with actionable data, we need at least 10 to 20 tests from every site. Please remind your principals, IT staff, and teachers to visit http://partners.schoolspeedtest.org/oklahoma and run tests at different times of the day.
Thanks! We look forward to seeing the data from your schools.
To learn more about the SchoolSpeedTest and EducationSuperHighway, please watch our recorded webinar:
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