July 8, 2016

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Changes to the 2016 Fall Master Schedule Collection

Beginning with the fall collection in 2016, the Master Schedule Collection (MSC) will be redesigned to align with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and for the Department of Education to better meet various reporting requirements.  

In addition to the current data elements collected in the MSC, several elements will be added.  These elements include:

The following data elements will be eliminated from the MSC:

A detailed listing of the data elements for the 2016-17 MSC are posted on the Virginia Department of Education’s Web site at     http://www.doe.virginia.gov/info_management/data_collection/master_schedule_collection/index.shtml.

Questions or concerns relating to the 2016 Fall Master Schedule Collection should be directed to Educational Applications via e-mail at RESULTSHELP@doe.virginia.gov.