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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.

Statewide Data Conference Documents

2015-2016 Dates to Remember

March 28: Spring VRF test site opens
April 18:  Spring SRI test site opens
                    AYP test site opens for verification of subgroups, participation, and FAY (public districts only)
May 11: VRF/SRI/AYP test sites close
May 16: VRF/SRI/AYP sites open
June 20: Spring SRI certification deadline
June 21: AYP certification deadline for subgroups, participation, and FAY status (public districts only)


2015-2016 Documents

SRI Data Dictionary Complete 15-16

SRI Data Dictionary Condensed

Add A - Destination Location 15-16

Add B - County Codes 15-16

Add C - Language Codes 15-16

Add D - Country Codes 15-16

Add E - IPEDS Codes 15-16

Add F - Dropout Definition 15-16

Add G - ELI Preschool and Kindergarten Information 15-16

Add H - Off Site PK Building Numbers 15-16

Add I - Service Providers and Facilities 15-16 (2015-09-09)

Add J - Exit Code Guide 15-16

Add K - Course Coding Matrix 15-16

Add L - ELL Reporting Requirements 15-16

Quick Reference Enrollment Elements and Codes 15-16

Quick Reference Data Elements and Codes 15-16

VRF Process for Student Reporting using SIF Fall 2015

VRF Process for Student Reporting using Flat Files Fall 2015 (2015-08-09)

Navigating SRI

Certified Enrollment via SRI 1516

Course Coding and Supplementary Weighting

Course Coding Matrix

Career Academy Minutes and SCED Codes (2015-09-18)

Course Coding Non-Secondary Level Courses (Required)

Complete List of Non-Secondary Course Codes

SCED Codes for Community College Courses Updated (2016-03-21)

SCED Code Changes for Existing CCNs

Contact Minutes and SCED Codes for Community College Courses (2016-03-31)

Additional Secondary Level SCED Codes

FAQ Concurrent Enrollment (2011-04-27)

Supplementary Weighting Change Details (2011-04-25)

SYP Guidance

SCED Code Handout Updates (High School Level)

SCED Coding Handbook

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 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 July 28, 2016 at 10:43pm.