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Student Reporting in Iowa


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Student Reporting in Iowa is the Iowa Department of Education's 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 Iowa Department of Education.

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.

Student Reporting in Iowa Tutorials

Dates to Remember

  • December 1 - Cedar Connect opens for Winter SRI
  • December 1 - Dropout Verification application opens
  • December 4 - SRI opens for Winter SRI
  • December 15 - Dropout Verification certification deadline
  • January 29 - Winter SRI certification deadline

2020-2021 Documentation

SRI Data Dictionary Complete 2020-2021

Addendum A: Destination Location by Destination Code 2020-21

Addendum A1: Resident District 2020-21

Addendum B: Iowa County Codes 2020-21

Addendum C: Language Codes 2020-21

Addendum C1: Biliteracy Seal Language Codes - 2020-21

Addendum E: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Codes (IPEDS) - 2020-21

Addendum F 2021 Dropout Definition

Addendum I: Service Provider and Type 2020-21

Addendum J 2021 Exit Code Guide

Quick Reference: Data Elements and Codes 2020-21

Quick Reference: Enrollment Period Data Elements and Codes 2020-21


2019–2020 Documentation

SRI Data Data Dictionary 2019-2020 Complete

SRI Data Dictionary 2019-2020 Condensed

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

Addendum I Service Provider and Type

Addendum J Exit Code Guide

Addendum L ELL Reporting

Quick Reference - Data Elements and Codes 2019-2020

Quick Reference - Enrollment Period Data Elements and Codes 2019-2020

Course Coding and Supplementary Weighting

Career Academy Minutes and SCED Codes (2020-08)

Complete List of Non-Secondary Course Codes


SCED Codes and Contact Minutes for Community College Courses (2020-12)

SCED Code Handout Updates (High School Level)

Concurrent Enrollment vs PSEO Courses

Information for Vendors

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

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

SRI 2021 Changes for Vendors

SRI 2021 Extract Order

SRI 2021 Extract Specifications


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on March 08, 2021 at 10:01pm.