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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

Training Opportunities

Fall 2021 SRI Updates Zoom Session - Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 1:30 p.m. - Link to attend the live.
Session will cover changes to Student Reporting in Iowa (SRI) for the 2021-22 school year. Everyone who works with SRI is encouraged to attend and no registration is required. The session will be recorded and posted to the SRI Tutorials website.

SRI New User Training - A one-day, in-person training will take place in Des Moines at the Grimes Building on two dates, Tuesday, Aug. 31 and Wednesday, Sept. 1. The content of both sessions is the same. The training covers Cedar Connect, SRI, and Certified Enrollment. New staff who will be working in these areas are encouraged to attend. Registration is required and capacity is limited to 40 people per day. Use the date links below to register.

Dates to Remember

  • Aug. 16: Cedar Connect opens for snapshots and validation cleanup (public and nonpublic)
  • Aug. 25: Graduate Verification certification deadline (public and nonpublic)
  • Aug. 25: Supplementary Weighting Non-Fall certification deadline (public only)
  • Sept. 1: SRI and Certified Enrollment tests sites open (public and nonpublic)
  • Sept. 28: SRI and Certified Enrollment test sites close (public and nonpublic)
  • Oct. 1: Count Date for Certified Enrollment; SRI and Certified Enrollment production sites open (public and nonpublic)
  • Oct. 8: Target date to have student-level data in SRI and Certified Enrollment
  • Oct. 8-14: Ongoing communication between districts
  • Oct. 15: Certified Enrollment certification deadline - IAC 257.61a(7c) (public and nonpublic); SRI and Certified Enrollment production sites close
  • Oct. 18-29: Certified Enrollment confirmation period (public and nonpublic)

2020-2021 Documentation

SRI Data Dictionary Complete 2020-2021

Addendum A: Destination Location by Destination Code 2020-2021

Addendum A1: Resident District 2020-2021

Addendum B: Iowa County Codes 2020-2021

Addendum C: Language Codes 2020-2021

Addendum C1: Biliteracy Seal Language Codes 2020-2021

Addendum E: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Codes (IPEDS) 2020-2021

Addendum F: 2021 Dropout Definition

Addendum I: Service Provider and Type 2020-2021

Addendum J: 2021 Exit Code Guide

Quick Reference: Data Elements and Codes 2020-2021

Quick Reference: Enrollment Period Data Elements and Codes 2020-2021


Course Coding and Supplementary Weighting

Career Academy Minutes and SCED Codes (8-20)

Complete List of Non-Secondary Course Codes


SCED Codes and Contact Minutes for Community College Courses (4-13-21)

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 2021 Changes for Vendors

SRI 2021 Extract Order

SRI 2021 Extract Specifications

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on August 03, 2021 at 5:48pm.