Quarter 1 Data Collections Webinar on September 30th

The Maine Department of Education Data Team is holding a Quarter 1 Data Collections Webinar Thursday September 30th at 10am.

We will be discussing how to locate, access and validate the quarter 1 reports. This year we will be foregoing quarter 1 attendance and truancy collections due to changes to attendance reporting. New for 2021-2022 we are collecting student daily attendance which effects how we report the data back to the end user. The new attendance and truancy quarterly reports should be ready for quarter 2 reporting. In the meantime, it is extremely important that users still record attendance and truancy locally so that the data is accurate when these reports become available. This webinar will therefore focus on the student behavior and bullying data collections for quarter 1.

Please follow the “Join Live” link at the time of the training to join us. Thank you.

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If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this webinar please contact the MEDMS Helpdesk.

October EPS Student Reports Webinar on October 12th

The Maine Department of Education Data Team is holding an October EPS Student Reports Webinar Tuesday October 12 at 10am.

We will be discussing how to locate, access and validate the three October EPS student reports in NEO. These reports include the October 1st Student Enrollment Count, the CTE October Student Count report and the Special Education Child Count Detail Report (EF S 05 Part 1).

Please follow the “Join Live” link at the time of the training to join us. Thank you!

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If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this webinar please contact the MEDMS Helpdesk.

Dropout Reporting Webinar on October 7th

The Maine Department of Education Data Team is holding a Dropout Reporting Webinar Thursday October 7th at 11am.

We will be discussing how to locate, access and validate the new dropout certification report. Please note that the dropout certification report has changed from previous years. Users will no longer have functionality to change exit codes of students. Instead we are only asking users to verify that the report is correct, and accurate. The webinar will address how to manage incorrect data. Please follow the “Join Live” link at the time of the training to join us. Thank you!

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If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this webinar please contact the MEDMS Helpdesk.

Restraint and Seclusion Data Reporting Deadline Extended to 10/15

To accommodate school administrative units that have not yet been able to file their restraint and seclusion data yet this fall, the Maine Department of Education has reopened the Restraint and Seclusion Reporting in NEO until October 15, 2021.

In accordance with Chapter 33: Rule Governing Physical Restraint and Seclusion, “Each covered entity shall submit to the Department of Education an annual report of the incidence of physical restraint and seclusion.

Detailed instructions on how to report restraint and seclusion data can be found here: RAS Year End Reporting

For further information or assistance with reporting this data, please contact Maine DOE Data Help Desk:

 

 

Resources and Information about Protecting Student Privacy

Federal and state laws regulate the privacy of student education records. These laws apply to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). With this in mind, the Maine DOE has put together a toolkit of links to information, resources, and training for district administrators and school employees to use as a quick reference for information and contacts related to student data privacy.

In addition to having links to information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other federal and state laws that protect student privacy, there are also training videos, resources and guidance from U.S. DOE about understanding what student privacy is as well as other more in-depth tutorials about everything from virtual learning to integrated data systems.

The toolkit also features state level resources such as the Maine Student Privacy Alliance (MSPA), in addition to more student privacy resources from U.S. DOE, both specifically for district administrators but also for early childhood educators, education technology vendors, parents and students, postsecondary school officials, and researchers.

Access the Maine DOE Student Data Privacy Toolkit here.

For further questions about student data privacy, contact U.S. DOE Student Privacy Help Desk (Toll-Free): 1-855-249-3072