Where do data in the New York State Report Cards come from?

Data in the New York State Report Cards are reported to the New York State Education Department by districts and schools primarily using the Student Information Repository System (SIRS) and BEDS (Basic Educational Data System) Online, which includes the Personnel Master File (PMF) and the Institutional Master File (IMF). Districts and schools may revise their data weekly in SIRS until the end-of-year reporting deadline, which is generally at the end of August following the end of the school year. The data is viewed and verified for accuracy by districts and schools using verification reports in the Level 2 Reporting (L2RPT) environment. More information about these reports and how to access them is available at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/level2reports/reportguides.html. One week after the end-of-year reporting deadline, district superintendents and charter school leaders must certify their data using the certification form available on the Information and Reporting Services (IRS) Portal. More information about the IRS Portal is available at http://p1232.nysed.gov/irs/irs-portal/home.html. The table below provides information on the sources of data in report cards and the L2RPT verification report used (if applicable) to verify the data.