March 31, 2017

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Changes to the 2017 School Courses for the Exchange of Data Crosswalk

Beginning with the fall collection in 2017, multi-grade special education School Courses for the Exchange of Data (SCED) codes will be retired.  These codes will be retired in order to collect more specific information on special education classes.  The following SCED codes will be retired from the Virginia SCED crosswalk:


The Virginia SCED crosswalk is available at

A detailed listing of the data elements for the 2017-2018 Master Schedule Collection are posted on the Virginia Department of Education’s website at

Questions or concerns relating to the 2017 Fall MSC should be directed to Educational Applications via email at

Questions regarding instructional programs for students with disabilities should be directed to Dr. Pat Abrams, Director, Special Education Instructional Services, via email at; telephone (804) 225-2707.

Questions regarding licensure should be directed to Dr. Kendra Crump, Director, Licensure and School Leadership, by email at; telephone (804) 371-2471.