This is a reminder that Dropout reporting begins the Monday following Thanksgiving weekend. The report will be open from November 26, 2018 to December 14, 2018. This report is located in the “Graduation Data” module in NEO, along with the Graduation reports from the 2017/18 school year. The module is located here: https://neo.maine.gov/doe/neo/graduation
The reporting process will follow the same structure as graduation reporting. Individual reports must be completed for each school in the district that has grades anywhere from 7 to 12. Once all the reports are completed, the reports need to be submitted to the Maine DOE. Maine DOE staff will then review/approve each report and submit them back to the School Administrative Unit for certification. Certification must be done by the Superintendent. Once the ‘Certify’ button is pressed on the summary screen, this will complete the dropout reporting process. Detailed instructions for this process can be found here.
Since dropouts could not be calculated until after the October 1 enrollments have been completed, it was necessary to remove the dropout rate reporting out of the graduation rate reporting process.
Some things to note for this process:
- Students who are part of the 2017/18 Cohort that were enrolled in the 2017/18 school year and were exited with a code indicating that the student was expected to return in the 2018/19 school year, but for whom there have been no enrollments in the 2018/19 school year so far.
- Students in grades 7 through 12 who exited in 2017/18 with a code that correlates to being a dropout.
Future Dropouts are:
- Students in grades 7 through 12 who are part of a Cohort after the 2017/18 Cohort that were exited in the 2017/18 school year with a code indicating that the student was expected to return in the 2018/19 school year, but for whom there have been no enrollments in the 2018/19 school year. If no enrollments appear in the 2018/19 school year for them, they will receive a dropout count during the 2019 dropout reporting period.
If you have questions regarding the process for dropout reporting, contact Trevor Burns 207-624-6678