David Unless I have a old list of codes, S is listed as an option. Please advise On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 2:27 PM Kelley, David <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Hello, > > > > Be careful with leading zeros for courselevelcharacteristics, it should be > 00568 for instance. > > > > This variable were borrowed directly from the CEDS model to cover Vermont > reporting around flexible pathways and other educational opportunity > measures that either current or possible future states. The definitions for > these can be found on the CEDS website. > > > > https://ceds.ed.gov/CEDSElementDetails.aspx?TermxTopicId=38928 > > > > Courselevel is a variable that we have been using for some time and was a > metric used in the legacy SECT collection (Student Educator Course > Transcript). > > Here are the definitions for that codeset > > > > · *Course Level (COURSELEVEL):* The data in this field represents > the level of difficulty of the course. > > o *X – No Specified Rigor:* The notion of rigor may not be appropriate > for some courses at the elementary and middle levels; survey or interest > courses that expose students to a variety of subjects are examples. > > o *B – Basic or Remedial:* A course focusing primarily on skills > development. The course offered may focus on the improvement of a > particular deficiency in content previously taught but not learned. > > o *G – General*: A course providing instruction that focuses primarily > on general concepts appropriate for the grade level. > > o *E – Enriched*: An enrichment course or program that is inclusive of > enrichment, talent development and gifted and talented support systems. > > o *H – Honors:* A course carrying an honors status according to > educational requirements. These courses typically include additional > content and/or a higher level of rigor than that found in general courses > and they are formally designated as honors classes. > > o *A – Advanced:* An advanced course designed for students who achieve > a specified level of academic performance. > > o *Advanced Placement*-- Advanced Placement (AP) is a program sponsored > by the College Board through which high school students can earn college > credit and advanced college placement. The list of courses identified by > the College Board > <http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html> as > preparation for AP tests is available on their website. > > o *Advanced Mathematics*- Advanced mathematics includes the following: > trigonometry, trigonometry/algebra, trigonometry/analytic geometry, > trigonometry/math analysis, analytic geometry, math analysis, math > analysis/analytic geometry, probability and statistics, and pre-calculus. > > o *International Baccalaureate classe*s-- The IB Diploma Programme, > sponsored by the International Baccalaureate Organization, is designed as > an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final > examinations that prepares students, normally aged 16 to 19, for success at > university and life beyond. The program is normally taught over two > years. IB Diploma Programme students study six courses at higher level or > standard level. Students must choose one subject from each of groups 1 to > 5, thus ensuring breadth of experience in languages, social studies, the > experimental sciences and mathematics. The sixth subject may be an arts > subject chosen from group 6, or the student may choose another subject from > groups 1 to 5. Additionally, IB Diploma students must meet three core > requirements: the extended essay, the theory of knowledge course, and a > creativity/action/service experience. > > o *P – Postsecondary (Dual Enrollment):* A course, often taken at or in > conjunction with a postsecondary institution, which contains instruction > equivalent to a college-level course and for which a student may earn > college credits. > > The last part of the email said > > I assume if CourseLevel = S then Characteristic must = 569? > > > > So there is no level “S” and the characteristic should be 00569. In terms > of the content I would not assume that because a course is special > education students that the content is remedial this is a question for the curriculum > coordinator, who has answered questions of this nature in the past for the > SECT data. > > Ideally decisions about level and characteristics are made by the > curriculum coordinators in conjunction with teachers, this then gets done > muc farther upstream in a normal year, I realize this s not a normal year > and you just need to understand these data. Hopefully this is helpful. > > > > Have a good day, > > Dave Kelley > > > > *From:* School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> *On > Behalf Of *Robert Wickberg > *Sent:* Tuesday, October 16, 2018 12:47 PM > *To:* [log in to unmask] > *Subject:* Re: CourseLevel vs CourseLevelCharacteristic > > > > Would be nice to have some definitions, wouldn't it? We were just > guessing, but most courses that are remedial are for special ed students, > so we dodged that for the most part. The only other thing I might have > tagged as remedial was academic support, which is for kids who don't quite > make the criteria for SPED. Used to be Title 1 before the SU shifted all > the title money to the elementary schools, and it's locally funded now. > > > > On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 9:28 AM Leslie, Ben <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > > Can anyone clarify this? > > > > If in the past we've used B for CourseLevel = "Basic or Remedial: a course > focusing primarily on skills development ...." Should I choose "570 - Basic > Course" or "568 - Remedial Course" for the CourseLevelCharacteristic > > > > I assume if CourseLevel = S then Characteristic must = 569? > > > > > > > > -- > > Ben Leslie > > *Coordinator of Technology* > > Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union / Arlington School District > > > > *Arlington High School* > > P: 802-375-2589 ext. 165 > > Direct: 802-375-1432 > > > > *Fisher Elementary School* > > P: 802-375-6409 ext. 263 > > Direct: 802-375-1473 > > > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------- > > 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 > > > > > -- > > Bob Wickberg > > Technology Coordinator > > Brattleboro Union High School District # 6 > > (802)451-3418 > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------- > > 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 > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------- > > 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 > -- Ben Leslie Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union 802-375-2589 802-375-6409