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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?
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