FTEADM Formula: (days_scheduled * time_scheduled _ std_day) / period_days
Days scheduled in current 20-day report cycle.
The amount of minutes the student is scheduled in a day:
- If a student day is 7 hours in an elementary school, then the standard day is 420.
- If a student day is 7 hours in a middle or high school without vocational, then the standard day is 420.
- If a student day is 7 hours in a middle or high school with vocational, then the standard day is 390.
- The fact that a school has vocational in it requires that 30 minutes be shelled out for the length of the lunch period for the school, or if all students in the school eat at the same time, then a lunch section can be created for them and all students put into a lunch section built from 9304 or 9604 Lunch from the state correlation of course codes. By doing this, students will not be eating during a regularly scheduled period of instruction. It is the mix that creates the problem in vocational education.
- Any section of 9304 or 9604 must be marked as exclude from attendance because:
- Lunch cannot be counted as part of the instructional day for any school having vocational courses.
- If the 9304 or 9604 are uploaded to the state, EIS automatically strikes out that amount of scheduled time for that school's ADA and ADM reports. Sections must be marked to exclude from attendance so that the printed reports from PowerSchool and the reports from EIS will match.
Standard day (std_day)
The length of the student day in instructional minutes. This can vary from district to district. Many schools have a 7 hour student day which would make the elementary schools' standard day 420 minutes. A middle or high school without vocational subjects would have a standard day of 420. A middle or high school with vocational subjects would have a 390 minute standard day.
Period days are usually 20 days except for possibly the 9th reporting period which may be less than twenty (20) because of the subtraction of stockpiled professional development and inclement weather days.
- Example: Student A has been enrolled for all 20 days of a reporting cycle and has a full schedule in an elementary school with a length of 420 minutes. (20 * 420 / 420) / 20 = 1.0000 ADM
- Example: Student A has been enrolled for 17 days and is fully scheduled. (17 * 420 / 420) / 20 = 0.8500 ADM
- If a student is fully scheduled for every day of their enrollment (regardless of 20 days enrolled or not), the ADM should calculate to a number evenly divisible by 0.05 at the second decimal place because each day of a student's enrollment is worth 1/20th of 1.000 ADM which is 0.0500 decimal equivalent. An ADM like 0.9871 would immediately be a tip off that a student has a problem in their schedule.
- Errors in ADM are almost always attributable to either schedule or enrollment issues including FTEID.