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That's the list from version 2 of the master elements spreadsheet.  The
leading zeroes were added to the courselevelcharacteristics in v3.  And
yeah, the S is new in courselevel for VR.

On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 2:33 PM Leslie, Ben <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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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