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August 22, 2006

Data corrections extended

The deadline for grade 3-8 data corrections is being extending to Friday, September 8.

This extension means that student, school and district paper reports and data disks for grades 3-8 will not be delivered to districts until mid to late October.

We do not yet have a date for the posting of PSAE reports. The grade 11 IAA and IMAGE reports are posted for corrections. As soon as we know when PSAE is posted, we will notify districts. There will be at least a two week window to clean up grade 11 data after PSAE is posted.

The following still applies as stated in an earlier e-blast:

We have 4000 students that have test scores but are not accounted for at their home district. They took the test but because of some mismatched data they are not showing up on districts’ Assessment Score report on IWAS. If these students are not corrected and moved over to the school and district IWAS Assessment Score and Correction files the missing students will count against a district and schools’ AYP participation.

I have been emailing and calling superintendents and will continue to do so, to notify them of students who were tested at their district or who belong to their district but do not match with the Assessment Correction file. If you know that you have missing students on your IWAS Assessment Score files, please notify us immediately.

We realize how busy every school and district is right now with the opening of school – and that the lateness of ISAT scores has caused us all frustration – but we are now down to the last few days of corrections, and we want AYP and the reports to schools and parents to be accurate. If students are not on your Assessment Correction file, we cannot guarantee that the students will receive reports.

We have staff ready to help – please call 217-558-3600, 217-782-4823 or email We need to get these scores to you but can’t do it without your accurate data.

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