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Student Reporting in Iowa

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Student Reporting in Iowa (SRI) is the Iowa Department of Education's (Department) 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 Department.

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

Dates to Remember

  • December 1, 2022: Cedar Connect and SRI open for Winter collection (public and nonpublic)
  • December 1, 2022: Dropout Verification site opens (public and nonpublic having grades 7-12)
  • December 15, 2022: Dropout Verification certification deadline (public and nonpublic having grades 7-12)
  • January 3, 2023: Winter SRI certification window opens
  • January 27, 2023: Winter SRI certification deadline (public and nonpublic)

2022-23 Documentation

Data Dictionary  2022-2023 08/04/2022 

Addendum A: Destination Location by Destination Code 

Addendum A1: Resident District 

Addendum B: Iowa County Codes 

Addendum C: Language Codes 

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

Addendum F: Dropout Definitions

Addendum I: Service Provider and Type

Addendum J: Exit Code Guide

Addendum M: FTE Guide 



Course Coding and Supplementary Weighting

Career Academy Minutes and SCED Codes (10-01-2022)

Complete List of Non-Secondary Course Codes (8-24-21)


SCED Codes and Contact Minutes for Community College Courses (08-2022)

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 Department's Vendor Certification Process to ensure that school districts using their SIS may fully participate in SRI. During the certification process, SRI staff review the SIS to ensure that the software can achieve the following:

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

SRI 2022 Changes for Vendors

SRI 2022 Extract Order

SRI 2022 Extract Specifications