ESS Discipline Data Collection (DDC) was an initiative to improve the collection, use, and reporting of safety and discipline incident data for use in IDEA data reporting. Discipline data is extracted for the ESS Annual Data application.
Outside of special education discipline reporting, there is currently no other unit that discipline data for reporting purposes. This means that the only information that is required to be submitted into ESS DDC is discipline incidents for students with disabilities. Specifically, incidents which lead to the removal of the child from the educational environment (suspension, expulsion, etc.)
This application is not used to support general education discipline data, any questions related to that information should be forwarded to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) as they primarily now oversee that data collection. The application will no longer allow no special education information to be submitted.
Supporting Documents coming soon for FY21.
Manual entry and XML upload feature will open on March 15, 2021.
XML Schema (Student Information Systems updated in FY20 do not require to be updated for FY21 XML exports)
The opening of the ESS Special Education Program Approval System for the 2021–2022 school year will open on May 17, 2021. ESS plans to have all ED-P programs that wish to operate for fiscal year 2021 to 2022 reviewed and approved by the end of June. Failure to apply to the application may cause integrity failures for public education agencies (PEAs) toward the end of the upcoming school year, which may affect state payments.