This Data Handbook was developed to provide guidance concerning the consistent maintenance of student information. It defines data elements and definitions describing personal information, enrollment, school participation and activities, out of school experience, assessment, transportation, health, special program participation and discipline for pupils in early childhood, elementary, and secondary education. This document contains no data. It incorporates content from the original 2000 Student Handbook and the 2001 Update.
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