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NYSED Comprehensive Course Catalog TO ALL RICs and BIG 5: It’s time to start mapping! Andrew K. Setzer, Field Coordinator NYSED Comprehensive Course Catalog Project
Course Catalog Official Notification NYSED Web Pages home.html
NYSED Comprehensive Course Catalog Mapping is not new!
May 2011 NYSED Memo
Comprehensive Course Catalog New York State’s comprehensive course code catalog will be adopted from the NCES SCED identifiers. SED intends to make a “quick reference guide” subset available to assist in reporting. LEAs would not be required to adopt the State codes, but they will have to map to the codes for reporting purposes in the school year.
Many States Have Already Adopted NCES SCED Codes In a recent survey, only 8 states said they did not plan to adopt NCES course codes Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, and more are among early adopters
Benefits of a State Course Catalog Ability to share electronic transcripts between NYS high schools Ability to share electronic transcripts from HS to SUNY/CUNY Allows for research questions to be answered Compliance with Federal laws and State regulations Comparability among schools and districts Provides for Teacher Student Data Linkage (TSDL)
What are they crazy?
We know they are crazy, now how do we deal with it?
NCES SCED Since state codes were based on NCES SCED course codes, where can I see the NCES SCED documents? The NCES SCED for secondary can be found here: The NCES SCED for prior-to-secondary can be found here:
NCES SCED coding structure
Existing NY State Course Codes (secondary) English/Language Arts III Algebra I Geometry Trigonometry/Algebra Biology Chemistry Earth Science Physics French III German III Hebrew III Italian III Latin III Spanish III U.S. History—Comprehensive World History and Geography These are good now and into the future
Existing NY State Course Codes ELA 3-8
X Use only these in
Secondary vs. Prior-to-Secondary ? Generally, secondary courses will earn high school credits Review the introductions and information about the NCES coding structure Tips and suggestions
IMPORTANT: Remember that in addition to state course codes local course codes and local titles will be collected and used in reporting. Schools do not have to adopt state codes….merely map to them FIRST: Map ‘courses ending in state exams’ to required state course codes (no options) Tips and suggestions
Be positive Share the May 2011 memo Schools should focus (limit craziness) Download both the Secondary and Prior- to-Secondary SCED Have print copies of both the Secondary and Prior-to-Secondary SCED Do your best – perfection is not possible, but excellence is
Tips and suggestions Secondary: read course descriptions It’s okay to use ‘other’ Take your time; but don’t wait until the last minute Refer to official NYSED web pages questions, feedback, and suggestions Hold new course code suggestions until next year
Next Steps Schools start mapping NYSED rep meets with Big 5 and RIC SIS support teams Share feedback, questions, and suggestions Field Workgroup meets in June Other?