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State Reporting Release Notes

A release announcement will be posted on PowerSchool Community when the installer is available for download. Refer to 2021 State Reporting Releases for release dates.



Release Note

PSSR-282068All States/Provinces: CRDC 2020-2021 Report: Common PDF Template Updates

The CRDC 2020-2021 Report common PDF template is updated to correct various spelling errors and item label updates.

PSSR-281432CRDC 2020-2021 Report: Common Submission Files Update 

The common (across all states) CRDC 2020-2021 Report's school submission files will no longer insert an extra carriage return or add extra columns under certain data scenarios.


CRDC 2020-2021 Report: Sub-District Validation Improvement

The CRDC 2020-2021 Report is updated to display an informational message in the District (LEA) PDF file letting administrators know when required sub-district setup elements are missing.

Prior to this change, when CRDC LEA ID and School ID values were not populated for sub-districts, the report would produce a blank PDF file.

PSSR-281816Data Collection Updates for Homeless Student Served, Accountable District, and Entry Type

Data Collection updates are now available for the following Iowa state reporting fields:

  • Field D0800 - Homeless Student Served Through McKinney-Vento Subgrant
    • On the Iowa Demographics tab and on the Transfer Info pages, this field is no longer conditionally displayed based on the District Number of the participating districts.
    • Districts that participate in the McKinney-Vento Subgrant program must continue to populate this element as required.
    • Districts that do not participate should leave the value set to the default of 99.
  • Field D0207 - Accountable District
    • The drop-down list for this field is restored to its expected state on the Iowa Enrollment tab and on the Transfer Info pages.
    • Accountable District now also appears on the Re-Enroll Student Enrollment Function page.
    • The related warning validation to flag this element as required when Entry Code is 16 now displays as expected when editing prior records.
    • Districts should ensure Accountable District is populated as required for any students who were enrolled or re-enrolled with Entry Code 16.
  • Field D0175 - Entry Type: The validation warning now displays as expected on the Transfer Info and Enrollment Function pages based on the following state rules:
    • Required for all PK-12 students with Entry Codes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 15, 19, or 81, and with days enrolled > 1, except when Service / Facility Type = 8 Border Agreements.
    • Not required for CPI or shared time students with Entry Codes 6-9, 12-14, 16, 18, 21, 27-29, 40, 51, and 82.
  • Dropdown List Values Moved to PS_Common_Code: The drop-down lists for the following elements, which are reported with values of 1(Yes), 0 (No), or 99 (Not Applicable), now reference a new code set in the PS_Common_Code table:
    • D0228 Receiving Educational Services
    • D0341 Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
    • D0800 Homeless Served Through McKinney-Vento Subgrant
    • D0555 Extracurricular Activities
    • D0557 Paying Job
PSSR-281320New ISASP Accommodations Data Collection for ISASP Extract

Start Page > Select Student > State/Province - IA > Testing

The student Testing tab is updated with new fields to capture accommodations and designated supports for the ISASP Extract. In a subsequent release, the ISASP Extract report will be updated to support the inclusion of the new fields for upload to the state assessment system. Districts can begin entering accommodations ahead of the report update. The accommodations fields are initially set to defaults of blank (NULL). Coding is required only for students who need a specific accommodation or support. The new fields have been added to the Iowa extension table of students (S_IA_STU_X), and can be manually entered, imported, or mass-assigned using the Student Field Value function.

  • Interface Language
    • Column Name: IF_LANG
    • 3 character string
    • Valid values: SPA (Spanish) or blank (default=English)
    • On-screen text: Affects the language of the menus and directions, but not the test questions or answer choices
  • Alternate Language
    • Column Name: ALT_LANG
    • 3 character string
    • Valid values: SPA (Spanish) or blank (default=English)
    • On-screen text: Affects the language of the test questions and answer choices
  • Text-to-speech
    • Column name: TTS
    • 1 character string
    • Valid values: 1 (Enabled) or blank (default=Disabled)
    • On-screen text: Student can have any on-screen text read aloud to them by the computer (requires headphones)
  • Line Reader
    • Column name: LINE_RDR
    • 1 character string
    • Valid values: 1 (Enabled) or blank (default=Disabled)
    • On-screen text: Blocks all but a small section of the text on the screen. This feature is off by default for all students, but any student can turn it on if they want to use it. Enabling this setting turns on the line reader by default for the student. Students can turn this on or off while testing.
  • Answer Masking
    • Column name: ANSWER_MASK
    • 1 character string
    • Valid values: 1 (Enabled) or blank (default=Disabled)
    • On-screen text: Masks all answer choices until student clicks them to reveal them. This tool is available to all students. Enabling this setting turns on answer masking by default for the student. Students can turn this on or off while testing.
  • Color Contrast
    • Column name: COLOR_CONT
    • 20 character string
    • Valid Values
      • black-cream (Black on Cream)
      • black-lblue (Black on Light Blue)
      • gray-pgreen (Dark Gray on Pale Green)
      • white-black (White on Black)
      • yellow-blue (Yellow on Blue
      • blank (default=Black on White)
    • On-screen text: Changes the color scheme of the test. This feature is available to all students. Setting a color scheme here will change the default color scheme from black text on a white background. Students can adjust this while testing.
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