ESS Discipline Data Collection (DDC) is an initiative to improve the collection, use, and reporting of safety and discipline incident data for use in IDEA data reporting. Discipline data is extracted for the ESS Annual Data application.
Outside of special education discipline reporting, there is currently no other unit that uses discipline data for reporting purposes. This means that the only information that is required to be submitted into ESS DDC are discipline incidents for students with disabilities. Specifically, incidents which lead to the removal of the child from the educational environment (suspension, expulsion, etc.)
This application is not used to support general education discipline data. Any questions related to that information should be forwarded to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) as they primarily oversee that data collection. The application will no longer allow non-special education information to be submitted.
Important Dates - The Important Dates document outlines the various deadline for ESS Data Management data collections.
XML Schema - Student Information Systems updated in FY20 do not require to be updated for FY21 XML exports.
Discipline Data Manual - In this manual, you will find documentation of the entire process of Discipline Data Collection. Below are the topics located in the manual (you may click any link to direct you to that page in the manual):