ances.What are the SB 329 reporting requirements?
SB 329 was passed by the 2011 Legislature. It was codified as
In summary, MCA 20-7-104 requires:
1. The Office of Public Instruction (OPI) must develop on its website an educational data profile for each district, which contains:
school district contact information and links to district websites, when available;
state criterion-referenced testing results;
program and course offerings;
student enrollment and demographics by grade level; and
2. Each school district must annually report to the OPI and post on its website the following district information for the previous school year:
the number and type of employee positions, including administrators;
the total amount of compensation paid to each school district employee by the district, including the employee's base wage or salary, overtime pay, and other income from school-sanctioned extracurricular activities, including coaching and similar activities; and
the certification held by and required of each employee;
the student-teacher ratio by grade;
the amount spent by the district for operation and maintenance, stated in total cost and cost per square foot;
the amount of principal and interest paid on bonds;
the total district expenditures per student;
the total budget for all funds;
the total number of students enrolled and the average daily attendance;
the total amount spent by the district on extracurricular activities and the total number of students that participated in extracurricular activities; and
the number of students that entered the 9th grade in the school district but did not graduate from a high school in that district and for which the school district did not receive a transfer request.
3. Each school district must post on its website a copy of every working agreement the district has with any organized labor organization and the district's costs, if any, associated with employee union representation, collective bargaining, and union grievance procedures and litigation resulting from union employee grievances
4. The Office of Public Instruction must implement a data collection plan to reduce redundant data requests, increase access to and use of data from centralized data systems, and promote transparency in reporting to schools, school districts, communities, and the public.
5. The OPI must gather, maintain, and distribute longitudinal, actionable data in the 10 essential data areas identified by the Data Quality Campaign.
statewide student identifier;
student-level enrollment data, including average daily attendance;
student-level statewide assessment data;
information on untested students;
student-level graduation and dropout data;
ability to match student-level K-12 and higher education data;
a statewide data audit system;
a system to track student achievement with a direct teacher-to-student match to help track, report, and create opportunities for improved individual student performance;
student-level course completion data, including transcripts, to assess career and college readiness; and
student-level ACT results, scholastic achievement test results, and advanced placement exam data.
30th of October, 2012