Measurement and Accountability


AIM Spring Attendance Collection - Count date is February 3, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014, 10:04 am

The Spring Attendance Collection begins Monday, February 3rd and ends Monday, February 10th.  Districts will need to report spring count date aggregate hours for all students enrolled on 2/3/14.  After verifying student enrollment and aggregate hours in AIM, districts will need to submit the data to MAEFAIRS similar to the process used for the Fall and Winter collections. 

Here is a link to the AIM reference guide for completing the Spring Attendance Collection: http://opi.mt.gov/pub/AIM/AIM%20Collections/Spring%20Attendance%20Collection/Spring%20Attendance%20Collection.pdf

 Here are some additional reminders:

  1. Early Graduates – need to have a 400 End Status, with Diploma Date, Type and Period indicated – as well as Aggregate Hours that match the hours for the last enrollment (if they were last enrolled in Fall, they should match Fall, if Winter, then Winter)
  2. Montana Youth ChalleNGe – students should be enrolled in the appropriate grade level and a record entered on the ‘Flags’ tab indicating the Start Date of the Youth ChalleNGe program.  If the student has left the Youth ChalleNGe program, the district needs to end the record on the Flags tab.  Students at the Youth ChalleNGe program should have full-time aggregate hours indicated in their enrollment.
  3. Montana Digital Academy – students enrolled ONLY in MTDA courses should have the hours calculated as if the student were in an equivalent district course (DO NOT INCLUDE PASSING TIME).  Example:  One MTDA math course = 1 district math course (55 minutes per class x 180 days = 165 hours or N: 0-179 Aggregate Hours).
  4.  Aggregate Hours update for districts using AIM ‘MT Edition’ – OPI staff will be uploading the Aggregate hours for those districts that gave OPI permissions earlier in the year.

For more information, contact AIM Help Desk, 1-877-424-6681