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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, 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.

2017-2018 Dates to Remember

December 4: Winter VRF/SRI test sites open
December 4: Dropout Verification site opens
December 15: Dropout Verification certification deadline
January 2: Winter VRF/SRI test sites close
January 5: Winter VRF/SRI production sites open
January 31: Winter SRI certification deadline


2017-2018 Training Opportunities (Webinars)

Click on the link below to join the webinar.  Registration not required.

SRI 2017-18 Webinar, Aug 9 at 1:00 pmPowerPoint Presentation
SRI 2017-18 Webinar, Sept 7 at 10:00 am
SRI Basics for Nonpublic Schools Webinar, Aug 17 at 1:30 pm
SRI Entering and Exiting Students Webinar, Sept 12 at 10:30 am
Certified Enrollment Checklist Webinar, Sept 26 at 1:00 pm

2017-2018 Training Opportunity (Face-to-Face)

Registration Required.

New User Training, September 8, 9 am - 3 pm   


2017-2018 Documents

SRI Data Dictionary 2017-2018 Complete

SRI Data Dictionary 2017-2018 Condensed

Add A Destination Location by Destination Code

Add B County Codes

Add C Language Codes

Add D Country Codes

Add E IPEDS Codes

Add F_1718 Dropout Definition

ADD H_Off Site PK 1718

Add I Service Provider and Type Updated 2017-09-07

ADD J_ Exit Code Guide

ADD K Course Coding Matrix

ADD L ELL Reporting Requirements, revised

CE via SRI 2017-2018

Entry Exit Guide


Fall 2016 Regional Training Session Documents

Certified Enrollment and Supplementary Weighting
Fall BEDS 2016_17
Graduate Verification 2016
Odds AND Ends
SRI 2016_2017


2016-2017 Documents

SRI Data Dictionary 2016-2017, Complete
SRI Data Dictionary Condensed 16-17
Add A Destination Location by Destination Code
Add B County Codes
Add C Language Codes
Add D Country Codes
Add E IPEDS Codes
ADD F Dropout Definition
ADD H_Off Site PK
ADD I_Service Providers_Facilities
ADD J_ Exit Code Guide
ADD K Course Coding Matrix
ADD L ELL Reporting Requirements
CE via SRI 2016-2017
SW via SRI
Quick Reference Data Elements & Codes, 2016-2017
Quick Reference Enrollment Period Data Elements & Codes, 2016-2017
VRF Process for Student Reporting using SIF
VRF Process for Student Reporting using Flat Files

Course Coding and Supplementary Weighting

Course Coding Matrix

Career Academy Minutes and SCED Codes (2017-09-25)

Course Coding Non-Secondary Level Courses (Required)

Complete List of Non-Secondary Course Codes


SCED Codes and Contact Minutes for Community College Courses (2017-12-05)

FAQ Concurrent Enrollment (2011-04-27)

Supplementary Weighting Change Details (2011-04-25)

SYP Guidance

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 produce an extract using the Department of Education (DE) specified formats and codes;
  • extract meets DE quality assurance standards through testing with predetermined outcomes; and
  • can import the State Student IDs.


SRI 2018 Extract Specifications

SRI 2018 Changes for Vendors

SRI 2018 Extract Order

SRI Data Dictionary 2018 - Vendor


SRI 2017 Extract Specifications
SRI 2017 Changes For Vendors
SRI Data Dictionary 2017.vendor2
SRI 2017 Extract Order

Vendor Extract Specifications 2016
Vendor SRI 2016 Changes For Vendors 2016
Vendor SRI Data Dictionary 2016
Vendor SRI Layout Order Extract 2016


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on February 20, 2018 at 10:38am.