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Student Reporting in Iowa is the Iowa Department of Education's initiative involving the transfer of individual student records. The mission of the project is to reduce data burden and encourage better decision-making by establishing and maintaining a cost effective method of accessing and transferring accurate and timely education information among school districts, postsecondary institutions, and the Iowa Department of Education.

Underlying principles of the project include a commitment toward reduction of paper-based state reporting, building on existing technologies available to schools, a commitment toward the elimination of paper-based college transcripts, the adoption of a common basis for facilitating meaningful information exchange, and greater security of confidential student information.

Student Reporting in Iowa Tutorials

Fall 2020 Training Opportunities

Click on the title below to join the Zoom session at the appropriate date and time. Registration is not needed. Sessions will be recorded and posted to the SRI Tutorials webpage.

Using Cedar Connect, Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m - Covers the basics of Cedar Connect; taking snapshots, correcting validation errors and submitting data to SRI.

SRI for New Users, Thursday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. - Introduces the array of reports housed in SRI. 

Certified Enrollment and Supplementary Weighting Review, Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. - Walks through the Certified Enrollment application and offer hints and reminders prior to clicking the Certify button.

Dates to Remember

  • August 17 - Cedar Connect opens for Fall collection (public and nonpublic)
  • August 26 - Supplementary Weighting (Non-fall) application certification deadline
  • August 26 - Graduate Verification certification deadline (public and nonpublic high schools)
  • September 2 - SRI and Certified Enrollment test sites open (public and nonpublic)
  • September 28 - SRI and Certified Enrollment test sites close (public and nonpublic)
  • October 1 - Count Date for Certified Enrollment; SRI and Certified Enrollment production sites open (public and nonpublic)
  • October 15 - Certified Enrollment certification deadline (IAC 257.6 1a(7c)) (public and nonpublic)

2020-2021 Documentation

SRI Data Dictionary Complete 2020-2021

Addendum A: Destination Location by Destination Code 2020-21

Addendum A1: Resident District 2020-21

Addendum B: Iowa County Codes 2020-21

Addendum C: Language Codes 2020-21

Addendum C1: Biliteracy Seal Language Codes - 2020-21

Addendum E: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Codes (IPEDS) - 2020-21

Addendum F 2021 Dropout Definition

Addendum I: Service Provider and Type 2020-21

Addendum J 2021 Exit Code Guide

Quick Reference: Data Elements and Codes 2020-21

Quick Reference: Enrollment Period Data Elements and Codes 2020-21


2019–2020 Documentation

SRI Data Data Dictionary 2019-2020 Complete

SRI Data Dictionary 2019-2020 Condensed

Addendum A Destination Location by Destination Code

Addendum A1 Resident District

Addendum B Iowa County Codes

Addendum C Language Codes

Addendum E IPEDS Codes

Addendum F Dropout Definitions

Addendum I Service Provider and Type

Addendum J Exit Code Guide

Addendum L ELL Reporting

Quick Reference - Data Elements and Codes 2019-2020

Quick Reference - Enrollment Period Data Elements and Codes 2019-2020

Course Coding and Supplementary Weighting

Course Coding Matrix

Career Academy Minutes and SCED Codes (2020-08)

Complete List of Non-Secondary Course Codes


SCED Codes and Contact Minutes for Community College Courses (2019-12)

Supplementary Weighting Change Details (4/25/11)

SYP Guidance

SCED Code Handout Updates (High School Level)

Concurrent Enrollment vs PSEO Courses

Information for Vendors

Student Information System (SIS) vendors are asked to participate in the Iowa Department of Education Vendor Certification Process to ensure that school districts using their SIS may fully participate in Student Reporting in Iowa (SRI). During the certification process, SRI staff review the SIS to ensure that the software can achieve the following:

  • Produce an extract using the Department of Education (DE) specified formats and codes
  • Extract meets DE quality assurance standards through testing with predetermined outcomes
  • Import the State Student IDs

SRI 2021 Changes for Vendors

SRI 2021 Extract Order

SRI 2021 Extract Specifications


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 21, 2020 at 2:41pm.