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Student Reporting in Iowa (SRI) is the Iowa Department of Education's (Department) initiative involving the transfer of individual student records. The mission of the project is to reduce data burden and encourage better decision-making by establishing and maintaining a cost-effective method of accessing and transferring accurate and timely education information among school districts, postsecondary institutions and the Department.

Underlying principles of the project include a commitment toward reduction of paper-based state reporting, building on existing technologies available to schools, a commitment toward the elimination of paper-based college transcripts, the adoption of a common basis for facilitating meaningful information exchange, and greater security of confidential student information.

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Dates to Remember

  • April 1, 2024, Cedar Connect and SRI open for Spring collection (public and nonpublic)
  • May 1, 2024, Assessment Accountability site opens (public only)
  • June 17, 2024, Non-Fall Start Courses for Supplementary Weighting open for review (public only)
  • June 24, 2024, Spring SRI certification deadline (public and nonpublic)
  • June 25, 2024, Assessment Accountability certification deadline (public only)
  • July 8, 2024, Graduate Verification opens for review (public and nonpublic high schools)
  • Aug. 28, 2024, Non-Fall Start Courses for Supplementary Weighting certification deadline (public only)
  • Aug. 28, 2024, Graduate Verification certification deadline (public and nonpublic high schools)
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None scheduled at this time

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2023-2024 Documentation

Student Reporting in Iowa Data Dictionary 2023-24

Addendum A: Destination Location by Destination Code

Addendum A1: Resident District

Addendum B: Iowa County Codes 

Addendum C: Language Codes

Addendum E: IPEDS Codes

Addendum F: Dropout Definitions 23-24

Addendum I: Service Provider and Type

Addendum J: Exit Code Guide

Addendum M: FTE Guide 


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Course Coding and Supplementary Weighting

Career Academy Minutes and SCED Codes (09-29-23)

Complete List of Non-Secondary Course Codes (8-24-21)

SCED v11

SCED Codes and Contact Minutes for Community College Courses (3-2024)

SCED Code Handout Updates (High School Level)

Compare PSEO and Contracted Courses

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Student Reporting in Iowa Tutorials

2024 Spring SRI Training (29:24) - Recorded 4-23-24. Covers data elements to focus on for Spring SRI as well as other applications that use Spring SRI data.

Certified Enrollment via SRI, Fall 2023 - Recorded 9-20-23. Walks through the various reports on Certified Enrollment and provides some helpful tips and reminders.

SRI Updates for 2023-24 (20:06) Recorded 8-16-23. Deleted, changed and added elements discussed. Some general reporting reminders and specific tips are given.

Assessment Accountability, Spring 2023 (40:20) - Recorded 5-10-23. Provides a walk-through of the Assessment Accountability application which all public districts must certify by June 23, 2023. The application determines subgroups and participation for assessment accountability.

Using Cedar Connect (23:26) - Recorded 9-1-20. Takes you through the basics of using Cedar Connect. Starting a collection, correcting validation errors, and submitting data to Student Reporting in Iowa (SRI) are all discussed.

Student Reporting in Iowa (SRI) for New Users (30:18) - Recorded 9-10-20. Introduces the array of reports housed in SRI.

Graduate Verification Application (6:51) - Recorded Aug. 2021. Takes you through the screens in the Graduate Verification Application.

Supplementary Weighting - Non Fall (9:00) - Recorded 5-21-18. Walks through the Supplementary Weighting - Non Fall application.

Dropout Report (8:55) - Walks through the various tabs in the Dropout Report.

Coding Non Secondary Level Courses (13:57) - Describes how to link students to teachers at the non-secondary level. If courses are not scheduled, this webcast will instruct the user how to make the linkage in the SIS. For scheduled courses, the webcast will take the user through creating the SCED code for the course.

Accreditation Program Area ‘0’ (3:21) - Addresses some of the commonly asked questions on the use of Accreditation Program Area ‘0’ Not Used for Accreditation. It starts by giving an overview of the Chapter 12 Accreditation requirements and then gives examples of courses that use the Accreditation Program Area of ‘0’.

SCED Coding 101 (18:18) - Introduces the user to SCED codes for secondary level courses. Examples of SCED codes are given, and the user has the opportunity to practice creating SCED codes.

Understanding the Accreditation Report (11:43) - Recorded 11-24-20. Explains the Curriculum Accreditation Report which is found in Winter SRI on the Home page. It describes the four main focus areas when checking for accuracy and common mistakes that are made.

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Information for Vendors

Student Information System (SIS) vendors are asked to participate in the Department's Vendor Certification Process to ensure that school districts using their SIS may fully participate in SRI. During the certification process, SRI staff review the SIS to ensure that the software can achieve the following:

  • Produce an extract using Department specified formats and codes
  • Extract meets Department quality assurance standards through testing with predetermined outcomes
  • Import the State Student IDs

SRI 2024 Extract Order

SRI 2024 Extract Specifications

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