School Discipline and Attendance (SDA)

The School Discipline and Attendance collection contains school level information for (1) the counts of students disciplined based on the type of incident (behavior of the student) and the demographics of the student and the numbers of incidents (2) the counts of students that brought or possessed a firearm and the action taken for those incidents and (3) the attendance information for each school.

16-17 Training
Student Discipline and Attendance Training  [slides] [webinar]

PowerSchool State Reporting Guide
PowerSchool Release Notes

Attention PS Users:  The issue with the Attendance report not pulling all of the fields has been resolved.  But, there have been issues with the SDA Demographic file having duplicate data rows that are producing errors.  Also, there have been some SDA Attendance files having incorrect, usually larger than expected counts for multiple columns in that file. CSI has submitted a ticket for the CSI hosted PowerSchool server.  Schools on their own PS servers are strongly encouraged to check the counts in your attendance file for accuracy.  If you find that they are incorrect, then you will need to submit a PS ticket.

Infinite Campus SDA Guidance

2016-2017 SDA File Layout - CSI Additions

The following business rule Excel file is a CSI modified versions of CDE's documents.  This document lists all the errors that schools may have in their SDA error reports.  The rightmost column of the file contains suggestions from CSI on fixing errors.  This is a work in progress in 16-17 and schools should check back now and then for updated versions. 
2016-2017 CSI School Discipline and Attendance (SDA) Business Rules (Updated 4-24-17).xlsx