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2 Annual Register Verification Training 0 Presented by the Office of Auditor General

3 Introduction The purpose of this training is to outline the necessary steps to be taken by school officials in performing an annual self- audit of their official October 31 Register. This process directly affects school budget allocations. 1

4 Topics to be Covered ATS reports that flag students whose attendance records need to be confirmed. Steps necessary to substantiate attendance records. Forms and documentation schools need to complete and maintain on file. Deadlines for schools to update the ATS reports. 2

5 ATS Reports ALOA Low October Attendance This report lists students who only have one or two days of attendance in October. ANDI November Discharges This report lists students who were discharged in November. These reports are necessary for schools to identify students whose records require self-audit. 3

6 ALOA Self-Audit 4

7 ALOA How can schools conduct this self-audit successfully? 1.Confirm the attendance of all the students listed on the ALOA ATS report. 2.Collect and maintain all supporting documentation pertaining to ALOA student attendance. 3.Enter the necessary action codes in ATS no later than November 10,

8 ALOA in ATS The ALOA report will be activated and available for review on November 1. School staff members responsible for attendance must research and substantiate the attendance information of each student on the ALOA screen for the date(s) in question. 6 ACTN Sample Screen

9 ALOA Documentation School officials must gather documentation confirming all the days of October attendance for students named on the ALOA report. Attendance must be confirmed by one of the following staff members : »Classroom teacher »Guidance Counselor »Attendance teacher For each student listed on the ALOA report, attendance staff must obtain a completed and signed Register Verification Form for the date(s) of attendance in October from one of the three individuals mentioned above. 7

10 Register Verification Form 8

11 ALOA Documentation School officials must gather documentation confirming all the days of October attendance for students named on the ALOA report. Attendance must be confirmed by one of the following staff members: »Classroom teacher »Guidance Counselor »Attendance teacher For each student listed on the ALOA report, attendance staff must obtain a completed and signed Register Verification Form for the date(s) of attendance in October from one of the three individuals mentioned above. 9 PLEASE NOTE If verification by more than one staff member is necessary, a separate form must be completed for each individual.

12 ALOA Verification 10

13 ALOA Verification Teacher Verification: Daily scan sheet: Signed by the teacher of record, to the indicated class for the date(s) in question. This should be the supporting document for all schools that do not use period attendance scan sheets. Period attendance scan sheet: Signed by the teacher of record, to the indicated class for the date(s) in question. This should be the supporting document for schools that use period attendance scanning. 11

14 Sample Daily Attendance Sheet 12

15 ALOA Verification 13 Teacher Verification: Daily scan sheet: Signed by the teacher of record, to the indicated class for the date(s) in question. This should be the supporting document for all schools that do not use period attendance scan sheets. Period attendance scan sheet: Signed by the teacher of record, to the indicated class for the date(s) in question. This should be the supporting document for schools that use period attendance scanning.

16 14 Sample Period Attendance Sheet

17 ALOA Verification Guidance Counselor Verification: Guidance Counselors Log: Includes the names of the guidance counselor and student, the date of the guidance session, and the purpose of the meeting. The log needs to be a chronological listing of the guidance activities. A completed ATS Intervention Log (ILOG) is also acceptable. Planning Interview Form (PIF): Completed, signed and dated by the counselor, student and parent/guardian. 15

18 Sample ILOG 16

19 ALOA Verification Guidance Counselor Verification: Guidance Counselors Log: Includes the names of the guidance counselor and student, the date of the guidance session, and the purpose of the meeting. The log needs to be a chronological listing of the guidance activities. A completed ATS Intervention Log (ILOG) is also acceptable. Planning Interview Form (PIF): Completed, signed and dated by the counselor, student and parent/guardian. 17

20 Sample Planning Interview Form (pg. 1) 18

21 19 Sample Planning Interview Form (pg. 2)

22 20 Sample Planning Interview Form (pg. 3)

23 ALOA Verification Attendance Teacher Verification: Annotated 407 Form: Signed by the attendance teacher with the date and purpose of the meeting. A completed ATS Intervention Log (ILOG) is also acceptable. 21

24 Sample Annotated

25 ALOA Verification Attendance Teacher Verification: Annotated 407 Form: Signed by the attendance teacher with the date and purpose of the meeting. A completed ATS Intervention Log (ILOG) is also acceptable. 23

26 ALOA Action Codes 24

27 ALOA Action Codes Schools must enter the corresponding action code in the last column of the ALOA screen (column labeled ACTN). Sample Screen 25 PLEASE NOTE The attendance staff person must enter the appropriate action code into ATS no later than November 10, 2011.

28 ALOA Action Codes Documentation must be maintained for all three action codes entered into ATS. 26 ALOA Action Code Description Include on the Official October 31 Register 1 October presence is incorrect; Student is a Long Term Absentee (LTA). LTA-A – Student was absent all of September and October. LTA-B – Student was absent all of October but was present at least one day in September. No 2 Admit date is incorrect. Student did not attend the school prior to November 1, 2011, therefore, the admit date is wrong and should be corrected to a date after October 31, No 3 October presence is correct. The school has verified the days of attendance and has gathered the necessary evidence to prove attendance in October. Yes

29 ALOA Action Codes When entering action codes one (1) and two (2): The schools attendance staff must also correct the attendance data in ATS by changing the date of presence to an absence. Once the ATS records are modified, these students will drop off the ALOA report. 27 PLEASE NOTE If schools are not able to update ATS, they must maintain documentation supporting their ATS Help Desk request for assistance to correct the attendance data.

30 ANDI Self-Audit 28

31 ANDI How can schools conduct this self-audit successfully? 1.Confirm all November discharge dates and codes listed for students on the ANDI report. 2.Collect and maintain all supporting documentation pertaining to a students discharge. 3.Enter the necessary action codes in ATS no later than November 30,

32 ANDI in ATS The November Discharges (ANDI) screen in ATS indicates students who were discharged in November. School staff members responsible for attendance must research and substantiate each ANDI students discharge date. The ANDI report will become available for schools to review November 1. School staff should monitor the report throughout the month as November student discharges are processed. 30 ACTN Sample Screen

33 ANDI Verification 31

34 ANDI Verification Schools must research their discharge records in order to provide confirmation that the November discharge dates are correct for each student on the ANDI report. Supporting documentation that clearly substantiates the discharge date and code entered for each student must be maintained. Common types of documentation provided to support discharges are covered in this presentation. A more comprehensive list can be found in the Transfer, Discharge, and Graduation Code Guidelines Please review the guidelines carefully since they are updated yearly to reflect current standards and align with the New York States reporting requirements. 32

35 ANDI Verification Common Types of Documentation: For students that have been enrolled in a school outside the DOE: Letter from the students new school requesting student records or a transcript. This request MUST indicate the students start/enrollment date at the new school. For students that the school has NOT received documented confirmation of enrollment: Written confirmation of the date the student left New York City (NYC) and moved within the United States (US). 33

36 ANDI Verification For students that have left NYC and moved OUTSIDE the US: A statement from a parent or guardian indicating the new city and country of residence. Additional Documents: Planning Interview Form (PIF). Confirmation of Graduation. 34

37 ANDI Verification Letter from the students new school requesting student records or a transcript: A request for a transcript or the students records from a receiving school and written acknowledgement that the student has registered. The students start/enrollment date at the new school MUST be on this request. If not, further research must be conducted by the school to verify this date. Secondary documentation (i.e., telephone calls from the new school) is NOT accepted as verification.. 35

38 ANDI Verification Written confirmation of when student left NYC: If moving within the US the confirmation should include: The date the student left NYC, A full, new address, including street, city and state of residence, The name and contact information of the parent/guardian providing the information, The names and titles of school personnel who obtained the information. 36

39 ANDI Verification Written confirmation of when student left NYC : If moving outside the US: Must include the new city and country of residence, and The name of the parent/guardian providing the information and their contact information. Note: The parent statement may be written or verbal with the statement witnessed by an attendance teacher or other school staff member. This witness verification must be documented, signed and included in the students file or recorded in ILOG. 37

40 ANDI Verification Planning Interview Form (PIF): Completed, signed and dated by the guidance counselor/school official, student and a parent/guardian. Confirmation of Graduation: Diploma or proof that a student received a diploma. 38 PLEASE NOTE Only diplomas earned on or after November 1, 2011 will be accepted.

41 ANDI Action Codes 39

42 ANDI Action Codes Schools must enter the corresponding action code in the last column of the ANDI screen (column labeled ACTN). 40 PLEASE NOTE The attendance staff person must enter the appropriate action code into ATS no later than November 30, Sample Screen

43 ANDI Action Codes 41 PLEASE NOTE If schools are not able to update ATS, they must maintain documentation supporting their ATS Help desk request for assistance to correct the attendance data. Sufficient documentation must be obtained for all action codes. ANDI Action Code Description Include on the Official October 31 Register 4 Discharge date is incorrect. Documentation does not support a November discharge date. Student should have been discharged prior to November 1, No 5 November discharge date is correct. Documentation is necessary to prove that a discharge after October 31, 2011 is valid. Yes

44 Please Note 42 For both the ALOA and ANDI self-audits, all documentation should be maintained in the event your school is selected for audit.

45 Preparation for an Office of Auditor General Audit Review all collected documents for completeness. Have copies of all supporting documentation available as auditors will retain these for their records. Ensure all photocopies are legible. Place documentation in alphabetical order based on students last names. Do not staple documents. 43

46 Resources (Login Required) OAG Student Population Unit Resources (Found under the Audits section) s/GeneralCounsel/default.htm Transfer, Discharge, and Graduation Guidelines D7E-A7F9-D975148FF007/0/TDGGuidelines pdf 44

47 Contact the Office of Auditor Generals Student Population Unit by: Phone: (718) This slideshow can be printed at the conclusion of this presentation. 45 Questions?


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