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March 21, 2006

ALERT: DISCREPANCY CHECK NOW AVAILABLE IN IWAS

The Illinois State Board of Education created a discrepancy check for each school for districts who are in SIS and submitted SIS Assessment Pre-Id files. This information will be posted in the IWAS application, " SIS Discrepancy Report," beginning Tuesday March 21, 2006.

Because this email is sent only to district Superintendents, we ask that you notify your assessment and technology staff about this announcement. Please note that the discrepancy check will be updated daily at noon.

ISBE is currently creating a point-in- time , 2006 Assessment Correction file . . This file will contain information from the Assessment Pre-ID label file as well as information from the enrollment/demographic file. Districts will use this file to make final corrections. . ISBE will also use it to calculate AYP participation rates. An IWAS email will be sent when this file is available.

IN THE MEANTIME, NORMAL UPDATING TO SIS FILES (DEMOGRAPHIC/ ENROLLMENT/EXIT) SHOULD BE ONGOING.

Questions should be directed to the ISBE Helpdesk at 217-558-3600.

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