Measurement and Accountability

Collection of Average Daily Attendance (ADA)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 10:01 am

Senate Bill 329 added a requirement for school districts to report to the OPI the Average Daily Attendance (ADA) of all enrolled students.   The OPI plans to collect this information with the addition of two new data elements in the AIM system.  The number of days enrolled and the number of days present will be collected for every student enrolled in the 2011-2012 school year.  Student absences will be determined per local district policy.  Districts will report this data during the AIM End of Year Collection in May and June. Detailed information will be provided to the various student information system vendors in order to facilitate the data collection.  Additional information will be provided to district AIM specialists in the cooming months.

The 2011-2012 school year will provide districts and the OPI with an opportunity to evaluate the data collection process and the quality of the data received.  Once the 2011-2012 "trial year" is completed, the OPI will propose rules which will define average daily attendance for the long-term.

For more information, contact Sara Loewen, 406-444-3494