If you haven't started, it's time to, and if you have started, it’s time to finish up. The 2016/2017 window closes on Friday March 23rd, 2018. The 2017/2018 window will then open on Saturday April 14th, 2018.
Why start now when I have a couple months to go? Good question, and my response is this: 3rd quarter grading will happen in late March, then spring break happens, and the end of year rules for MARSS edits are active again. Will you have enough time to do all of this?
It’s just grades 9-12, right? No, you should be reporting your Early Education students (which include your School Readiness, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten, ECFE and ECSE students (no marks needed for these children)), Kindergarten through grade 08 (Math and Language Arts (marks required)) and then grades 9 through 12(marks required).
Who do I talk to about coding questions? Karen Millette can help you with any coding questions you may have. Her e-mail is: Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org and her phone number is: 651-582-8632.
We do not have access (for most districts) to upload your MCCC data to MDE unless your district authorizes our login. If you want us to help, that would be a plus.
One last reason to get this done is because you will need to recode the K-8 courses (Math and Language Arts), and create the new sections to capture additional marks for the following areas: Music, PE, Art, Social Studies and Science. Once you have these new courses created, and sections built, we will need to add these course numbers to your elementary report card templates, if you do objective based report cards.
In April, when the current year 2017-2018 opens, you can roll your calendars forward, edit them for dates and numbers of instructional days, update your course files for each school, update your staff records for each site, and report your student file for your Early Education grades. Your K-12 grades will need to wait until the final grading is done at year end and you have posted them to student course history.