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Attendance Event (attendanceEvent)


Definitions

Source: NEDM
The functional interconnection of an individual with a calender event.


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Attendance EventhasAssociatedCalendar Date
Attendance EventhasAssociatedLearner
Attendance EventhasAssociatedClass/Section
Attendance EventhasAssociatedStudent Elementary Secondary
Attendance EventhasAssociatedTerm
Attendance EventtypeDiscrete Event

Attributes

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Absent Attendance Categories

Absent Attendance Categories

Source: Handbooks
The category that describes how the student spends his or her time not physically present on school grounds and not participating in instruction or instruction-related activities at an approved off-grounds location.

Code Set:

  • Absent-Disciplinary action, not receiving instruction - The student has been removed from his or her regular instructional setting for disciplinary reasons and is not receiving instruction. This may include either in-school or out-of-school suspension if instructional services are not provided. It does not include expulsion since expelled students are not enrolled in school.
  • Absent-Family activity - The student is out of school because of a family vacation or other activity. This also includes family time related to a parent being deployed to, or returning from, military duty.
  • Absent-Family emergency or bereavement - The student is out of school for unexpected family reasons. Examples include lack of child care for a parenting student, care for a sick relative, and bereavement for a family member.
  • Absent-Illness, injury, health treatment, or examination - The student is out of school because of personal physical or mental illness or injury, including health-related appointments.
  • Absent-Legal or judicial requirement - The student is out of school due to a legal obligation to attend judicial proceedings, required appointments, or trial or hearing dates. Or, the student is serving time in jail or is in the custody of the court and is not receiving instruction.
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Attendance Event Descriptor

Attendance Event Descriptor

Source: NEDM
The name or description of the attendance event.

Calendar Beginning Date

Calendar Beginning Date

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year on which the event begins.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Calendar Event Ending Date

Calendar Event Ending Date

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year on which the event ends.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Class Attendance Status

Class Attendance Status

Source: Handbooks
The status of a student's attendance in class.

Code Set:

  • Absent - A student is absent if he or she is not physically present on school grounds and is not participating in instruction or instruction-related activities at an approved off-grounds location.
  • Early departure - A student leaves school before the official close of the school's daily session. Reasons may include a special activity for curricular enrichment, doctor's appointment, and family emergency. State, local, and school regulations may distinguish excused and unexcused early departures. When officially approved on a regular basis, early departures immediately prior to the close of the session are considered to be released time.
  • Excused absence - A student is not present at school or at a school-endorsed or sponsored activity, but is temporarily excused from attendance because he or she: 1) is ill and attendance in school would endanger his or her health or the health of others; 2) has an immediate family member who is seriously ill or has died; 3) is observing a recognized religious holiday of his or her faith; or 4) is otherwise excused from school in accordance with board policies.
  • In attendance/present - A student is present if attending an instructional program that has been approved by the school and/or state. Meaning, district or state personnel have deemed the activity to be part of the student''s educational program. It encompasses learning that takes place in a variety of settings outside of the classroom, if such placement has been recognized as part of the student''s approved educational program.
  • Tardy - A student is absent at the time a given class and/or half day of attendance begins but is present before the close of that class or half-day. If a student is counted as absent but attends classes later in the school day, the absence may be changed to tardy.
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Class Period

Class Period

Source: Handbooks
An indication of the portion of a typical daily session in which students receive instruction in a specified subject (e.g., morning, sixth period, block period, or AB schedules).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Identification Code

Identification Code (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a space, room, site, building, individual, organization, program, or institution by a school, school system, a state, or other agency or entity.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Present Attendance Categories

Present Attendance Categories

Source: Handbooks
The category that describes how the student spends his or her time when attending an instructional program approved by the state and/or school.

Code Set:

  • Present-Disciplinary action, receiving instruction - The student has been removed from the regular instructional setting for disciplinary reasons and is receiving instruction. In-school suspension typically falls within this category, but it also includes out-of-school suspension if instructional services are provided.
  • Present-In school, regular instructional program - The student is in class. This includes attendance at sites other than the school of record if the site is part of the student's regular instructional program approved by the school and/or state.
  • Present-Nontraditional school setting, regular instructional program - The student is engaged in his or her regular instructional program in a nontraditional school setting.
  • Present-Out of school, regular instructional program activity - The student is involved in an activity outside of school that is part of his or her regular instructional program, such as a field trip or work-study. The student is under the direct supervision of school personnel or someone who has been designated to act in place of school personnel.
  • Present-Out of school, school-approved extracurricular or cocurricular activity - The student is outside of school, participating in instruction that is related to, but not part of, the regular curriculum.
Section Identifier

Section Identifier

Source: NEDM
An identifier that specifies the class or section to which the event refers.



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