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., and can be modified between February 1 and March 1. This requirement is for school districts only. Charter districts are not required to submit this information at this time.
Preliminary TEI amounts were e-mailed to districts earlier this week and are available at the bottom of the SDER96 report at schoolfinancereports.azed.gov. If the e-mail shows No TEI and the SDER shows your most recent submission was a Current Usable File, download the file and check to see whether Column B contains a School CTDS number for each of your teachers, not the District CTDS that ends with 000. Correct and re-submit if needed.
The School District Employee Report (SDER) application is 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.
If a district’s data is not submitted and error free, it will not be included in the TEI calculation. 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.