The purpose of the DLM: English Language Arts and Math Alternate Assessment Student Biographical Data (SBD) review is to allow CSI schools the opportunity to verify the accuracy of the demographic data for each student who participated in the assessments. The review process takes place after the test window has closed and before all assessments have been scored and final results made available. Demographic variables are populated by CDE from the Student Interchange (Student School Association and Student Demographic files reported for the October Count and EOY collections) and this SBD is an opportunity to ensure that the interchange data is accurate. At this time, SBD is also the only way to report test invalidations.

State and Federal accountability reporting (including school and district performance framework ratings, Title III AMAOs, and priority and focus school designations) all rely on accurate demographic and test score data. Therefore, the impact of the SBD review of demographic data on accountability reporting is profound. CSI schools are expected to participate in this SBD review and will be contacted each year by CSI with instructions.


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