Reporting of Industry-Based Certifications
|Date:||October 17, 2019|
|Subject:||Reporting of Industry-Based Certifications|
|Next Steps:||Share with appropriate staff|
The purpose of this communication is to provide information about updated reporting requirements for industry-based certifications (IBCs).
The Texas Student Data System (TSDS) PEIMS Fall 2019–20 collection is an opportunity to “catch up” on reporting IBCs earned by students in prior school years that have not yet been reported to the Texas Education Agency (TEA). In previous years, the TSDS PEIMS collection of IBCs was limited to graduates. For the 2019–20 Fall Submission, in addition to collecting IBCs for 2019 graduates, IBC reporting will include:
- IBCs earned by 2019 graduates using the 2019–20 IBC list for public school accountability (list of 244)
- IBCs earned prior to the 2019–20 academic year for currently enrolled students while in grades 9–12 using the 2019–20 IBC list for public school accountability (list of 244)
More than three IBCs may be reported for each graduate or student.
This reporting provides additional information to Performance Reporting for use in the College, Career, and Military Readiness components of the academic accountability system.
2019–20 TSDS PEIMS IBC Reporting Guidance
The following table illustrates when an earned IBC should be reported for the 2019–20 school year.
|Then the IBC should be reported in the:|
|Type of Student||If an IBC was earned||
|Currently enrolled student or 2019 graduate||In any previous school year *||X|
|Currently enrolled student or 2020 graduate||Between September 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020||X|
|Currently enrolled student or 2020 graduate||Between June 1, 2020 and August 31, 2020||X|
*IBCs that were earned and not previously reported in school years prior to 2019–20 should be reported in the 2019–20 TSDS PEIMS Fall Submission.
- Student A earned an approved IBC, from the 2019–20 IBC list of 244, during the 2017–18 school year. The district should report the IBC in the Fall 2019–20 submission 1 for a senior in 2019–20 who earned an IBC in a prior school year.
- Student B earned an approved IBC on July 15, 2019. The district should report the IBC in the Fall 2019–20 submission 1 for a junior in 2019–20 who earned an IBC in a prior school year.
- Student C earned an approved IBC, from the 2019–20 IBC list of 244, on October 15, 2019. The district should report the IBC in the Summer 2019–20 submission 3 for a student who earned an IBC between September 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020.
Only IBCs earned by currently enrolled students in grades 9–12 beginning with the 2019–20 school year will qualify for reimbursements.
If you have questions about IBC standards, reporting, or reimbursements please contact the Division of College, Career, and Military Preparation at (512) 936-6060. If you have questions about the use of IBCs in academic accountability, please contact the Performance Reporting Division at (512) 463-9704.
Heather Justice, Divisional Director, College, Career, and Military Preparation
Jamie Crowe, Executive Director, Performance Reporting