Pursuant to A.R.S. § 15-941, teacher experience data must be transmitted to the Superintendent of Public Instruction by October 15th at 4:30 p.m. This requirement is for school districts only. Charter districts are not required to submit this information at this time.
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) captures this data through the School District Employee Report (SDER) application now found in ADEConnect. If you do not have access to the SDER application in ADEConnect, please contact your Entity Administrator and request to be assigned the role "SDER - LEA User".
SDER data is required to calculate your district’s Teacher Experience Index (TEI) which may increase your FY 2023 budget limit and equalization assistance. All individuals coded as certified must have been certified through ADE’s Certification Unit. All other employees must be coded as Classified. Data must be submitted for all employees filling a position in the District as of October 1, 2021.
After the deadline, School Finance will calculate TEI for each district in the state. If a district’s data is not submitted and error free, it will not be included in the calculation. Preliminary reports will be available on or before February 1, 2022. The window to modify data will run from February 1-March 1, 2022. Final TEI reports will be available on or before March 15, 2022.
Please submit a HelpDesk ticket if you need assistance with submitting your SDER data.