From: STATESUP
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 1:39 PM
To: STATESUP
Subject: Special Message from Interim State Superintendent Randy J. Dunn 9-29-04
SUPERINTENDENT’S SPECIAL MESSAGE - WEDNESDAY  SEPTEMBER 29, 2004

 

I wanted to update you on our efforts to work with districts to ensure that school report card information is correct.  Based on requests from local school districts we are opening the on-line data correction window today, one day ahead of schedule.  We have also established a toll-free number that you can use to reach the agency with questions about this process. 

 

In order to best support your work during this data re-correction period, SchoolHouse™ is up and running starting today, Wednesday, September 29, 2004.  You may begin your work on the re-corrections immediately.  SchoolHouse™ will be open until Thursday, October 7th.   It is imperative that the data be accurate and that the revisions be made during this correction period.

 

These changes are part of our on-going effort to meet Governor Blagojevich’s Challenge that we work collaboratively with districts. Please don’t hesitate to contact the agency if we can take other actions to improve this process.

 

LOGIN/PASSWORDS :  Logins and passwords are the same as those used earlier with SchoolHouse™.   To receive those again, please email:  isat@pearson.com or rmccabe@isbe.net  – please include name of district, superintendent’s name, person requesting login/password and CDS code.  The login/passwords will be emailed to the superintendent.

 

PHONE NUMBERS:  Pearson and ISBE people are ready to take your calls.  Please do not hesitate to call if you have a question or concern.  We want this process to work for you and your staff.  

 

The following phone numbers are established to assist you in your work:

Pearson: Pearson (1-800/627-7990, ext. 814)

ISBE Toll-Free : 866-317-6034

ISBE Student Assessment Division (217/782-4823)

ISBE Data Analysis and Progress Reporting Division (217/782-3950)

 

ON LINE HELP  To login on SchoolHouse:    www.ncsschoolhouse.com

You may also access www.isbe.net/assessment/pdfQuickRef.htm if you need assistance.  

 

EXCEL FILES -- You will find that ISAT and IMAGE have posted all student scored and demographic data in an Excel .CSV file on SchoolHouse™.  You will be able to download these files in order to help you do your school improvement planning and work.   Superintendents (only) can access this file that contains all students in the district. 

 

PSAE has posted all student scored and demographic data in an Excel .CSV file on SchoolHouse™.  Principals and superintendents can assess this file that contains all students in the school.  Please note:  PSAE files are done by schools so please check every high school.

 

Randy J. Dunn

State Superintendent of Education (Interim)

statesup@isbe.net