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Student Discipline Data

This category carries information about student discipline incidents and disciplinary actions as published within the Student Discipline category.

Discipline Incident

This view captures information about discipline incidents occurring at each school as published in the DisciplineIncident resource within the Student Discipline category. The layout includes the School Name, Incident Identifier, Incident Date, Last Publish Date, and the Publishing ID.

disciplineIncident

This event resource represents an occurrence of an infraction ranging from a minor behavioral problem that disrupts the orderly functioning of a school or classroom (such as tardiness) to a criminal act that results in the involvement of a law enforcement official (such as robbery). A single event (for example, a fight) is one incident regardless of how many perpetrators or victims are involved. Discipline incidents are events classified as warranting discipline action.

Primary PowerSchool Source Data

  • [Log]

Selection Criteria

Records are published if the following criteria are met:

  • The incident date falls within the year for the Term selected in the PowerSchool UI.
  • The incidentTypeCategory value is between '17' and '38'.
  • The Discipline_ActionTaken value equals 'I', 'R', 'S', or 'E'.

Resource Output

  • A separate disciplineIncident record is published for each unique incident that meets the selection criteria.
  • If applicable, multiple behaviors may be reported in the same record.
  • The disciplineIncident resource is dependent on the prior publishing of the following resources: student. 
    • If the record contains a staffReference, the resource is also dependent on the prior publishing of the staff member in the Staff resource.
  • LEAs and Schools may upload (publish) data to the ODS in real time or on-demand ("Run Now" button).

Note: Click Export to export the data collection results to an Excel spreadsheet.

Data Element

Description

Data Type

Stored in [Table]Field

Req'd

incidentIdentifier

A locally assigned unique identifier (within the school or school district) to identify each specific incident or occurrence. The same identifier should be used to document the entire incident even if it included multiple offenses and multiple offenders.

Varchar(20)

[Log]DCID

M

incidentDate

The month, day, and year on which the incident occurred.

Date

[Log]EntryDate

R

incidentTime

An indication of the time of day the incident took place.

Time/DateTime (hh;mm)

[Log]Entry_Time

O

incidentLocation

Identifies where the incident occurred and whether or not it occurred on campus, for example, On campus, Administrative offices area, Cafeteria area, Classroom, Hallway, or stairs.

Enumerated List

[Log]Discipline_IncidentLocation

C: 'On campus'

O: 'Off campus'

OFF: 'Off campus'

T: 'Walking to or from school'

Else: 'Unknown'

R

incidentDescription

The description for an incident.

Varchar(1024)

[Log]Entry

O

reporterName

Identifies the reporter of the incident by name.

Varchar(75)

[Log]Discipline_Reporter

O

behavior (1-many)

Describes behavior by category and provides a detailed description.

R

/behavior

Describes behavior by category and provides a detailed description.

Descriptor

Derived from:

[Log]DisciplineIncidentTypeCategory

17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 37, or 38: 'State Offense'

23, 25, 26, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, or 36: 'School Violation'

24 or 29: 'School Code of Conduct'

Else: 'Other'

M

weapon

Identifies the type of weapon used during an incident. The Federal Gun-Free Schools Act requires states to report the number of students expelled for bringing firearms to school by type of firearm.

Descriptor

Derived from:

[Log]DisciplineIncidentTypeCategory

18: 'Handgun'

19: 'Rifle/Shotgun'

21: 'Other Firearm'

Else: 'Other'

O

reportedToLawEnforcement

Indicator of whether the incident was reported to law enforcement.

Boolean

[Log]Discipline_PoliceInvolvedFlag

O

schoolReference/schoolIdentity

Relates the incident to the school where the incident occurred.

Integer

SchoolID downloaded from State

Derived from:

[Prefs]Name=districtnumber 
[Prefs]Value

and

[Schools]Alternate_School_Number if value is greater than 0
Otherwise [Schools]School_Number

M

staffReference/staffIdentity

Identifies the staff reporter of the incident by use of a pre-existing school or district unique identifier.

Integer

[CST_PubUniqueIdStaff]UniqueId

Derived from:

[S_TN_LOG_X]StaffAssociateID

If blank:

[LOG]TeacherId (if non-zero)

O

Student Discipline Incidents

This view captures details about student involvement in discipline incidents as published in the StudentDiscipline Association resource within the Student Discipline category. The layout includes the School Name, Student Number, Student Name, Incident Identifier, Incident Date, Behavior Type Category, Ed-Fi Unique ID, Last Publish Date, and the Publishing ID.

studentDisciplineIncidentAssociation

This association indicates those students who were victims, perpetrators, witnesses, and/or reporters for a discipline incident.

Primary PowerSchool Source Data

  • [Log]
  • [Students]

Selection Criteria

Records are published if the following criteria are met:

  • The incident must refer to an incident published in a preceding DisciplineIncident resource.
  • StudentUniqueId is populated in PowerSchool.
  • The student must not be excluded from state reporting.
  • The incident date falls within the year for the Term selected in the PowerSchool UI.

Resource Output

  • A separate studentDisciplineIncidentAssociation record is published for each student associated with a reportable incident.
  • Based on studentParticipationCode, included students may have a role of Perpetrator, Victim, or Witness.
  • The studentDisciplineIncidentAssociation resource is dependent on the prior publishing of the following resources: student and disciplineIncident.
  • LEAs and Schools may upload (publish) data to the ODS in real time or on-demand ("Run Now" button).

Note: Click Export to export the data collection results to an Excel spreadsheet.

Data Element

Description

Data Type

Stored in [Table]Field

Req'd

studentReference/studentIdentity

Relates the student associated with the discipline incident.

Integer

StudentUniqueId downloaded from State

Derived from:

[Log]StudentID linked to [Students]DCID

M

disciplineIncidentReference/disciplineIncidentIdentity

Reference to the discipline incident associated with the student.

M

/incidentIdentifier

A locally assigned unique identifier (within the school or school district) to identify each specific incident or occurrence. The same identifier should be used to document the entire incident even if it included multiple offenses and multiple offenders.

Varchar(20)

[Log]DCID

M

/schoolReference/
schoolIdentity

Relates the incident to the school where the incident occurred.

Integer

SchoolID downloaded from State

Derived from:

[Prefs]Name=districtnumber 
[Prefs]Value

and

[Schools]Alternate_School_Number if value is greater than 0
Otherwise [Schools]School_Number

M

studentParticipationCode

The role or type of participation of a student in a discipline incident, for example, Victim, Perpetrator, Witness, Reporter.

Enumerated List

Derived from:

[S_TN_LOG_CRDC_X]DiscHarassOffender_YN

If value is not blank: 'Perpetrator'

[S_TN_LOG_CRDC_X]DiscHarassVictim_YN

If value is not blank: 'Victim'

Else: 'Witness'

R

behavior (1-many)

Describes behavior by category and provides a detailed description.

R

/behavior

This descriptor holds the categories of behavior describing a discipline incident.

Descriptor

Derived from:

[Log]DisciplineIncidentTypeCategory

17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 37, or 38: 'State Offense'

23, 25, 26, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, or 36: 'School Violation'

24 or 29: 'School Code of Conduct'

Else: 'Other'

M

Student Discipline Action

This view captures information about the disciplinary actions associated with incidents and students as published in the DisciplineAction resource within the Student Discipline category. The layout includes the School Name, Student Number, Student Name, Incident Identifier, Incident Date, Action Taken, Ed-Fi Unique ID, Last Publish Date, and the Publishing ID.

disciplineAction

This event resource represents actions taken by an education organization after a disruptive event that is recorded as a discipline incident.

Primary PowerSchool Source Data

  • [Log]
  • [S_TN_LOG_X]
  • [Students]

Selection Criteria

Records are published if the following criteria are met:

  • The discipline action record must refer to an incident published in the disciplineIncident and studentDisciplineIncidentAssociation resources.
  • StudentUniqueId is populated in PowerSchool.
  • The student must not be excluded from state reporting.
  • The incident and discipline action dates fall within the year for the Term selected in the PowerSchool UI.
  • The incident includes at least one state-reportable discipline type.

Resource Output

  • A separate disciplineAction record is published for each reportable disciplinary action associated with a published student and incident.
  • The disciplineAction resource is dependent on the prior publishing of the following resources: student, disciplineIncident, and studentDisciplineIncidentAssociation.
  • LEAs and Schools may upload (publish) data to the ODS in real time or on-demand ("Run Now" button).

Note: Click Export to export the data collection results to an Excel spreadsheet.

Data Element

Description

Data Type

Stored in [Table]Field

Req’d

disciplineActionIdentifier

Identifier assigned by the education organization to the discipline action.

Varchar(20)

[Log]DCID

M

discipline

Type of action, such as removal from the classroom, used to discipline the student involved as a perpetrator in a discipline incident.

Descriptor

[Log]Discipline_ActionTaken

M

disciplineDate

Month, day, and year of the discipline action.

Date

[Log]Discipline_ActionDate

M

disciplineActionLength

The length of time in school days for the Discipline Action, for example, removal or detention, if applicable.

Integer

[Log]Discipline_DurationAssigned

Rounded to whole number

O

actualDisciplineActionLength

Indicates the actual length in school days of a student’s disciplinary assignment.

Integer

[Log]Discipline_DurationActual

Rounded to whole number

O

disciplineActionLengthDifferenceReason

Indicates the reason for the difference, if any, between the official and actual lengths of a student's disciplinary assignment.

Integer

Derived from:

[Log]DurationChangeSource

If contains ‘district’ or = ‘d’: ‘Term Modified By District’

If contains ‘court’ or = ‘c’: ‘Term Modified By Court Order’

If contains ‘agreement’ or = ‘a’: ‘Term Modified By Mutual Agreement’

If contains ‘complet’ or = ‘e’: ‘Student Completed Term Requirements Sooner Than Expected’

If contains ‘incarcerated’: ‘Student Incarcerated’

If contains ‘health’: ‘Term Decreased Due To Extenuating Health-Related Circumstances’

If contains ‘withdr’: ‘Student Withdrew From School’

If contains 'year end’: ‘School Year Ended’

If contains ‘continu’: ‘Continuation Of Previous Year’s Disciplinary Action Assignment’

If contains ‘behavior’: ‘Term Modified By Placement Program Due To Student Behavior While In The Placement’

If contains ‘no diff’: ‘No Difference’

Else: ‘Other’

O

relatedToZeroTolerancePolicy

An indication of whether or not this disciplinary action taken against a student was imposed as a consequence of state or local zero tolerance policies.

Boolean

Derived from:

[S_TN_LOG_X]ZeroTolerance_YN

1: ‘True’; else ‘False’

O

specialEdModifiedIndicator

An indication of whether or not the action was modified based on special education status of the student.

Varchar(1)

[S_TN_LOG_X]ModifiedAction_YN

This element is published only when the value = ‘Y’.


specialEdAuthority

Indicates authority for removal of a special education student.

Descriptor

[S_TN_LOG_X]DisciplinaryActAuthority

1: ‘Removal by hearing officer’

3: ‘IEP Team Decision’


assignmentSchoolId

Optional school where student is transferred for discipline.

Integer

SchoolID downloaded from State

Derived from:

[Prefs]Name=districtnumber 
[Prefs]Value

and

[Schools]Alternate_School_Number if value is greater than 0
Otherwise [Schools]School_Number

O

studentReference/studentIdentity

The student(s) disciplined by the discipline action.

Integer

StudentUniqueId downloaded from State

Derived from:

[Log]StudentID linked to [Students]DCID

M

disciplineIncidentReference/disciplineIncidentIdentity

Reference to the DisciplineIncident associated with the DisciplineAction.

M

/incidentIdentifier

A locally assigned unique identifier (within the school or school district) to identify each specific incident or occurrence. The same identifier should be used to document the entire incident even if it included multiple offenses and multiple offenders.

Varchar(20)

[Log]DCID

M

/schoolReference/
schoolIdentity

Relates the incident to the school where the incident occurred.

Integer

SchoolID downloaded from State

Derived from:

[Prefs]Name=districtnumber 
[Prefs]Value

and

[Schools]Alternate_School_Number if value is greater than 0
Otherwise [Schools]School_Number

M

responsibilitySchoolReference/
responsibilitySchoolIdentity

School responsible for student’s discipline.

Integer

SchoolID downloaded from State

Derived from:

[Prefs]Name=districtnumber 
[Prefs]Value

and

[Schools]Alternate_School_Number if value is greater than 0
Otherwise [Schools]School_Number

R

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