Good Morning, When I compared last year's file format to this year's, I found the following differences: 1. Definition of Valid Values for GradeLevelWhenAssessed changed to add a leading zero for single digit grade levels. 2. LEPStatus only has a valid value of Y for Yes rather than Y or N. 3. EconomicDisadvantageStatus now has a valid value of Y for Yes or N for No rather than Y for Yes or blank. 4. EnglishLanguageProficiencyLevel now has valid value of Y for Yes or blank rather than just Y for Yes. 5. MigrantFg is now called Migrant Status 6. FirstEntryDateIntoUSSchool (ELL students only), LimitedEnglishProficiencyEntryDate, and LEPExit Date valid format is now MMDDYYYY rather than YYYY-MM-DD. 7. PaperTester has been removed as a field. 8. Userdefinedname1 and 2 are up to 35 characters rather than 30 9. ResidentTownCode can now be 35 characters rather than 30. 10. AssessmentSchoolYear is a new field with a valid value of 2015-2016. Our PowerSchool Programmer set up a SQL Report that I used last year to update TIDE. I gave him this list of changes, he updated the report and I was able to update TIDE, by school, quite quickly last week. Good luck everyone, Kim Kim Fiske Gawor Educational Assessment Manager Chittenden Central Supervisory Union 51 Park Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 (802) 879-5579, Option 5 for the Office of Curriculum (802) 857-7000, ext. 4006 My Office www.ccsuvt.org <http://www.cssuvt.org> On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 8:39 AM, Raymond Ballou <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Marcia > > Thanks for mentioning this item about special characters. > > The only issue I had was that my export was built last year and there seem > to be a couple of different fields now. > > NEW > AssessmentSchoolYear > > OUT > PaperTester > > CHANGED > DeleteStudent -> DeleteFg > > > R > > > As I say the only places I had the import fail were the 2 schools where >> the students had special characters in their names. >> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Search <http://list.uvm.edu/archives/school-it.html> the SCHOOL-IT Archive > > Manage <http://list.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=SCHOOL-IT&A=1> your > Subscription to SCHOOL-IT > -- CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION. THIS MESSAGE MAY NOT BE FORWARDED. The information contained in this communication, including any attachments, is confidential,constitutes privileged communication, and is intended only for the use of the addressee. This message may not be forwarded without prior consent from the sender. The information in this e-mail is also protected by the rights afforded under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and school district policies. Any unauthorized use, forwarding, distribution,disclosure, printing or copying is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately at 802-879-8192 or return e-mail,and delete any copies of this message immediately. Any inadvertent disclosure of this communication shall not compromise the confidential nature of the communication.