DATA MANAGEMENT ALERT
Exceptional Student Services (ESS) Discipline Data Collection (DDC) Application Opening September 14
The ESS DDC application will open for fiscal year (FY) 2023 incident entry on September 14, 2022.
There are no significant changes to the DDC application this school year. ESS requires all Public Education Agencies (PEAs) to manually enter or bulk upload discipline data incidents into the DDC application. The XML Schema for PEAs choosing the bulk upload option is unchanged.
Training on entering and/or uploading incidents into the DDC application is available on the Discipline Data Collection page. This page has a DDC Manual with step-by-step instructions for entering or uploading data. A webinar recording is also available that includes a demonstration of entering and uploading discipline incidents.
FY 2023 discipline data is due July 15, 2023, aligning with the close of AzEDS data reporting for the fiscal year. PEAs submitting discipline data into AzEDS will not be consumed for FY 2023 as AzEDS is not the system of record for FY 2023.
Beginning FY 2024, all PEAs will enter discipline data through their student information system and sync to AzEDS. ESS will release more details regarding FY 2024 incident data requirements soon.
ESS still requires that PEAs that volunteered to pilot the submission of discipline incident data into AzEDS data this school year also enter or upload the discipline incident data in the DDC application. ESS will send more information regarding the pilot program soon to those specific PEAs.
If you have questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].