Max Age Year: WISEdata
This is the final school year for a student's inclusion in SPR and other statistics, i.e., the student is 20 before the beginning of the current school year and turns 21 prior to 6/30, DPI's official school calendar year end. It should only be used for the last possible year the student is eligible for FAPE, not when a student is between the ages of 18-20.
If a student exits school prior to the max age year, even if over the typical graduation age of 18, then use the exit code of dropout, ODO. If the student transfers midterm during the final year of FAPE-eligibility, use an appropriate transfer code, such as TC; MA should only be used at the end of the school year.
Compare the student's birth date in WISEdata with the district's PI 1203 school term beginning date for the count date year in WISEdata. If the birth day/month is before the day/month of the beginning date of the district's school term, then the Max Age Year in the WISEdata database would be the birth year plus 21. If the student's birth day/month is on or after the day/month of the beginning date of the district's school term then the Max Age Year would be the birth year + 22.
USES: Max Age Year is a factor in the exit type maximum age (MA), which, in turn, affects high school completion rates. Max Age Year is the last year of inclusion in SPR statistics.
FAQs, Details, and Points to Note
- Eighteen-Twenty-one-year-old Transfer: If the student meets the Maximum Age qualifications, then the exit type at the end of the school year is expected to be Maximum Age, regardless of a transfer. Use the Max Age Exit Type, not a transfer code. However, if the student transfers prior to the end of the school year, schools should enter an appropriate transfer code, such as TC.