2010-11 and Beyond
- The legal last name of the educator assigned to a Section ID which may be used to authenticate the DPI Educator File Number provided.
- The legal former last name of the educator assigned to a Section ID which may be used to authenticate the DPI Educator File Number provided.
USES: Teacher last name and former last name are needed to meet the requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and address existing gaps in the state LDS data sets, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will build a new student level data collection and begin accumulating new data the first quarter of 2011 and beyond. The main objectives of this effort will be to address 2 key components referenced in ARRA and specified in the America COMPETES Act, the ability to match teachers with students and capture student-level transcript information, including courses completed.
CWCS uses the DPI Educator File Number and the last name or former last name field as the unique identifier for a teacher based on the district, school, collection, year, section ID, and term.