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Managing an Identity Crisis: Forum Guide to Implementing New Federal Race and Ethnicity Categories
NFES 2008-802
October 2008

Exhibit 1.2 Sample Timeline for Implementing New Racial and Ethnic Data Collection Standards


  2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
  Fall      Winter Spring Summer Fall Winter Spring Summer Fall Winter
State  Begin policy & procedure development (6 mos.); See Chapters 1 and 2 of this guide Convert state systems; See Chapters 2, 4, and 5 of this guide            
  Communicate w/LEAs and vendors (2 mos.); See Chapters 2, 3, and 5 of this guide   Define training; See Chapters 2 and 3 of this guide Conduct state-level training (2 mos.); See Chapter 3 of this guide          
  Identify, review, and implement changes in all state education collections (staff and students) (6-9 mos.); See Chapters 2 and 4 of this guide         Check and submit data to federal level as scheduled; See Chapter 5 or this guide
District  Begin policy & procedure development (6 mos.); See Chapter 2 of this guide Change forms and document ation (2 mos.); See Chapter 4 of this guide Define training (5 mos.); See Chapter 3 of this guide Conduct district- level training (1 mo.); See Chapters 3 and 4 of this guide        
          Begin new collection format for new student registration (ongoing); See Chapters 3 and 4 of this guide    
                Submit data to SEA; See Chapter 5 of this guide  
School            Communicate w/ public; See Chapter 3 of this guide Conduct re-identification; See Chapter 4 of this guide    
        Submit data to LEA as scheduled  
Vendor    Make all necessary changes (minimum 1 yr.); SEAs and LEAs use Chapters 2, 4, and 5 of this guide to supervise process          
Federal  Align all data collections with new standards            

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