Aeries Revision Notes 12/22/2021

New Features

  • Attendance by Photo - The page now supports lunch count recording for section staff schools, including flex schools.  

  • District Attendance Letters - These pages now support Dark Mode.

  • Student Profile - The page now supports Performance Level colors in Dark Mode. Other fixes and improvements also made.

  • Student Groups - The contrast for alternating rows was improved.

California Specific

  • Special Education - The following new fields were added:

    • School of Evaluation

    • ECI Notification Date

    • ECI Transition Confirmation Date

    • Elig Determination Date

    • Elig Determination

  • CCGI Extract - The Course Catalog extract no longer defaults to include all active courses when selecting multiple schools. Course Attendance is now used to determine which courses are offered at each school. See CCGI - Files.

  • CERS Student Groups - The page now supports Dark Mode.

  • CALPADS Extracts - Style conflicts were adjusted, and text contrasts were improved. 

Texas Specific

  • Texas Assessment Precode Extracts - STAAR file formats were updated to the 2021-2022 specification. See Texas Assessments - STAAR and TELPAS Roster Extracts (Pre-IDs).

    • The following fields were added: Student Attribution, STAAR Alternate 2, and STAAR 3-8 Above Grade settings for Science and Social Studies. 

    • EOC flags were added for each subject. 

    • Four Test Administrations for STAAR were removed: Grades 4 & 7 Writing, Grades 5 & 8 Math and Reading, End-of-Course (Algebra II and English III), and Grades 5 & 8 Math and Reading Retest.

  • Test Settings - The page now supports the 2021-2022 specifications for STAAR 3-8 and STAAR EOC. TELPAS did not require any changes to Test Settings this year. 

  • Texas State Reporting (SELA) - The extract was updated for the 2021-2022 school year. 

  • Texas State Reporting (PEIMS Summer and Extended Year) - The Education Organization extension ELO elements were updated for the 2021-2022 school year: 

    • The following were removed: E1615, E1616, E1617, E1618, E1619 and E1620.

    • ELO Activity Code (E1719) and ELO Days Scheduled Per Year (E1720) were added. 

  • See EducationOrganization Interchange - Field Mapping and Rules.

  • Special Education - The following fields were added for the TSDS Child Find submission:

    • School of Evaluation

    • ECI Notification Date

    • ECI Transition Confirmation Date

    • Elig. Determination Date

    • Elig. Determination

Issues Resolved

  • Attendance by Photo - The class list was not displaying for staff section schools where the SSE.TG had a value, fixed. 

  • Texas State Reporting (SPPI-14) - For Texas customers, the StudentParent interchange had the potential to extract duplicate contacts for some students, fixed. 

Database Changes

  • Special Education Data (CSE) - Added the School of Evaluation (SEV), ECI Notification Date (END), ECI Transition Confirmation Date (ETC), SPED Eligibility Determination Date (EDD) and the SPED Eligibility Determination (EDC) fields.

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