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Identifying SRI errors with the SIF Validation page for Iowa State Reporting
Identifying SRI errors with the SIF Validation page for Iowa State Reporting

The SIF Validation page is the perfect resource for detecting and fixing SRI or Panorama Student Success portal data submission errors.

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Written by Jacob Van Scoyoc
Updated over a week ago

The Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) agent allows schools to submit data from jmc Office directly to the Iowa Department of Education, and the SIF Validation page provides a clear picture of all data sent. Identify errors that might prevent the smooth exchange of data on the SIF Validation page to ensure your school meets SRI deadlines associated with funding for various programs for your district.

in jmc Office head to File > SIF Validations to view information sent from your school to the state of Iowa via SIF.

Record Type

The "Record Type" column on the SIF Validations report displays the name of invalid data in jmc Office to help you identify the problem that is preventing the SIF agent from sending information from your school's site to the IDE or Panorama Student Success portal. A typical messages in the Record Type column will look like: "Course_Section_TeacherMissing" indicating that a course does not have a teacher listed on the "Sections" tab of the Edit Course Data page.

Natural Key

The "Natural Key" column on the SIF Validations report displays the specific elements within a "Record Type" that are contributing to data errors to help you narrow down why the error is occurring. Typical elements displayed will include course names, course ID numbers, section numbers and student ID numbers to indicate the specific fields you need to update in order to fix errors associated with SRI reporting or Panorama Student Success portal data exchanges.

Comment

The "Comment" column on the SIF Validations report displays additional information to help you find and fix errors in your student or course data. Typical comments will include pathways such as "jmc Office > Schedules > Edit Course Data --> Sections: Period: EMPTY" to help you find the correct page within jmc Office to fix errors that are preventing the free flow of data.

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