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The Iowa Basic Educational Data Survey (BEDS) is a semi-annual data collection. The purpose of BEDS is to collect staff and non-student level information. Data are collected from Public Districts, Non-Public Schools and Area Education Agencies.

The Fall collection includes staff information from all accredited K-12 public and non-public schools and Area Education Agencies, class size data, CPI (Competent Private Instruction), professional development plans.

The Spring collection includes address information for the coming year, early childhood program information, teacher and principal evaluation data, school minutes, graduation requirements, PSEO (Postsecondary Enrollment Option) dollars spent by the district, and course data and student enrollment from the accredited non-public schools.

Data from the BEDS is used to meet state and federal reporting requirements, respond to legislative requests for information, and support education research.

Important Dates

September 8, 2015 Fall BEDS Opens
September 8, 2015 Fall BEDS Staff Opens
October 30, 2015 Fall BEDS Due
October 30, 2015 Fall BEDS Staff Due
October 30, 2015 Operational Sharing Due (Must have Fall BEDS Staff completed by October 15.)

Fall 2015 Documentation

Fall BEDS Reference FY16

Fall BEDS Staff Reference FY16

Shared Staff FY16


Iowa Fall BEDS Staff Collection Change Document

Fall BEDS Staff FAQ FY16

DE Coding Matrix FY16

Administrator Coding Matrix FY16

Position Codes FY16

Assignment Codes FY16

New and Archived Assignments for FY16

Compensation Matrix FY16

Project Lead the Way

Fall 2014 Webinars

Spring 2015 Documentation

2014-2015 Spring BEDS Reference Manual
2014-2015 Spring BEDS Evaluation and Minutes Definitions
School Programs Decision Tree

Archived Documents

Fall 2014 Documentation

Administrator Coding Matrix FY15
Assignment Codes FY15
Compensation Matrix FY15
DE Coding Matrix FY15
Fall BEDS Reference FY15
Fall BEDS Staff Reference FY15
Guidance Sections FY15
New Fall BEDS FY15
Position Codes FY15
Shared Staff FY15

Spring 2014 Documentation

Spring BEDS Overview 04 10 14
Spring BEDS Training Hours-Days
Spring BEDS Training Princ_Evals
Spring BEDS Training Teach_Evals
Spring BEDS Evaluation and Minutes Definitions
MD Update 2013-2014 Spring  BEDS Reference Manual
MD Update Frequently Asked Questions 2014

Fall 2013 Documentation

 Administrator Coding Matrix FY14
DE Coding Matrix FY14
Position Codes 2013-2014
Fall BEDS Reference FY14
Assignment Codes 2013-2014
Fall BEDS Staff Reference FY14
Compensation Matrix FY14 (2)
Shared Staff FY14
Guidance Sections FY14
New Fall BEDS FY14 (2)

Spring 2013 Documentation

Principal Evaluations
Teacher Evaluations
2012-2013 Spring BEDS Reference Manual
Spring BEDS Training Minutes 03 08 13
Spring BEDS Evaluation and Minutes FAQ

Spring 2013 Training Materials

Spring BEDS Training Teach_Evals 03 08 13
Spring BEDS License Staff Expiration 03 20 13
Spring BEDS Review 03 18 13
Spring BEDS Training Minutes 03 08 13
Spring BEDS Training Princ_Evals 03 08 13

Fall 2012 Training Materials

New for Fall 2012 (54.69 kB)

Fall BEDS 2012-2013_Staff_Reference (169.14 kB)

BEDS Reference_2012-2013 (195.33 kB)

BEDS_Staff_Layout_Fall 2012 (7.32 MB)

Shared Staff 2012-2013(24.95 kB)

Administrator Coding Matrix_2012-2013 (85.7 kB)

Compensation Matrix 2012-2013 (72.95 kB)

Guidance_Sections (64.74 kB)

 Position Codes 2012-2013 (60.95 kB)

 Assignment Codes 2012-2013 (35.8 kB)

Coding Matrix_2012-2013 (64.99 kB)

Spring 2012 Training Materials

2011-2012 Long-Standing Spring BEDS Reference Manual

Spring BEDS Evaluation and Minutes Definitions (2011-05-02)

Spring BEDS Evaluation and Minutes FAQ 2012-05-02

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 06, 2015 at 12:06pm.