All training will be held in the NEOnet Lab (unless otherwise stated) Please sign up using our calendar links:

3/1/17 – DASL: Batch Scheduler 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

3/2/17- February–March ODE ITC EMIS Trainings 10:00 AM Room F&G

3/7/17-Software Answers Demo of DataMap and Virtual Classroom at R.G. Drage Career Tech Center

3/9/17 - Student Services Open Lab 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

3/9/17 - DASL: SYI for 17/18 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

3/17/17 - DASL: SYI for 17/18 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

3/23/17 - DASL Calendar EMIS Exceptions 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

3/23/17- Student Services Open Lab 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

3/24/17- Special Services User Meeting 9:00 AM Room A

3/24/17 - DASL: Batch Scheduler 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Special Notes
Software Answers will be holding two complimentary sessions (a morning or afternoon) on March 7th at R.G Drage CTC to learn about DataMap(an assessment analytics tool) and Virtual Classroom (a learning management system) along with their Free 60-day trial offer on either product.

Register today to save your seat:

R.G Drage Career Technical Center

2800 Richville Dr SW, Massillon, OH 44646

Room A

9:00-11:00 or 1:00-3:00


DASL (Student Information) Update
In a recent release, a new Grad Points Search screen was created to help break down groups of students to view their progress for the new graduation point requirements. 

To view this screen go to the breadcrumb trail of SIS>Student>Graduation Points>Grad Points Search. In the top section you can now filter by grade level, counselor, AdHoc group or EMIS Membership to help narrow down your search. After choosing your search criteria the screen will show the students name, their credit progress, graduation pathway progress, and number of exemptions. Both the students name and exemptions are hyperlinks to navigate to further Grad Points information.

2017-2018 School Year
Also, please be aware that if you have not completed SYI there are only a few trainings left. If you need to get this completed please sign up for a training on our website (March 9th or March 17th).  We are also available to help during open labs. When registering for an open lab please add in the comments “I need to complete 17/18 SYI" so we can prepare.

If you have completed SYI for 17/18 please remember that EMIS Calendar Exceptions must also be completed. We will offer two more trainings dedicated to Calendar exceptions on March 23 and April 11. Please sign up for all trainings on our website.


EMIS Update:
Federal Child Count reporting Close date for the snapshot is March 6 at 5pm. Data will be accepted up to that day at normal run time (5pm).  The Federal Child Count Detail and Federal Child Count Statement of Assurances Level 2 Reports are now included with the Student S collection, which will be updated nightly. See report explanation for details about the reports' content and layout. The Federal Child Count report will no longer be sent out twice per week via the ftp/alpha

FTE Special Ed – ODE did add new adjustment on FTE reports several weeks ago, looking at Disability Not Funded due to breaks in IEP’s. Reminder to report an NIEP to cover the break if service being provided. ODE’s intent is to include the adjustments in March #2 payments for Traditional and April payment for Community Schools/JVSD. Traditional data for payments will be pulled March 13; and on/around March23 for CS/JVSD. Disability Missing (IEP missing adjustment) need cleaned up no later than March 10 and they should be fine as far as payment.

EMIS Newsflash  – Please be sure to take time to read the EMIS Newsflash sent out February 23, 2017 concerning Updating Reports on Student Progress Towards Graduation.

Trainings-Dates and times for the February–March 2017 ODE ITC EMIS Trainings have been set. These trainings will be offered on five different dates/times. The five trainings will cover the FY17 March Follow-up Collection as well as General Updates and ODDEX Updates.

Registrants are able to select a date that best fits their schedule at the time of registration. Prior registration is required and is now available in the STARS application. A SAFE account and completion of the STARS User Profile are required in order to register. Search for keyword “EMIS” within the STARS application to locate the trainings.

  • Tuesday, 2/28/17: 1:00–3:00pm (Registration deadline: 2/27/17, noon)
  • Thursday, 3/2/17: 10:00am–12:00pm (Registration deadline: 3/1/17, noon)
  • Friday, 3/3/17: 1:00–3:00pm (Registration deadline: 3/2/17, noon)
  • Monday, 3/6/17: 10:00am–12:00pm (Registration deadline: 3/3/17, noon)
  • Wednesday, 3/8/17: 1:00–3:00pm (Registration deadline: 3/7/17, noon)


NEOnet is hosting a skype session on Thursday, March 2, 2017 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in Rooms F & G.  Training on lower level and parking is located on the East side of building

To register go to


Watch the NEOnet website for information on the next EMIS Alliance Workshop on April 3, 2017.


ProgressBook GradeBook Update 
My Reports
On Reports, Under Report Builder Reports, you can run reports with specific parameters and save them as My Reports. Go to Reports, Report Builder Report, select the parameters needed, view report and Save Setup As...

Create the New report name and add a New description. These Reports are now available under My Reports




Special Services Update

The Special Services 16.3 Release added more new banks for the IEP, ETR and WEP and updated the Completed Task Audit Report to include Read Only.

New District and User Banks

IEP Cover Page - Other Information field

IEP 7 Specially Designed Services, 8 Transportation as Service - Services area Accommodations field

ETR 3 Specific Learning Disability (Additional) - Response to Scientific Research-Based Intervention, Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses, Documentation (Pre and Post), Observation, and Medical Findings fields

ETR Referral for Evaluation (Additional) - Reason for Referral, Specify type and purpose of medication, and Specify health/development/physical problem fields

WEP Measurable Annual Goals - State the policy for waiver of assignments and scheduling of tests, and Student Progress Measures fields


Banks can be accessed outside the forms by selecting the Menu icon>Manage Banks or within a form by selecting the Show/Hide Quick Menu>Banks.





Report Builder-Completed Tasks Audit Report

This report is installed in all the districts and provides a Read Only audit record of when a staff member clicks on the name of a student’s completed task to view the PDF or clicking the View Task button on the IEP Summary screen to view the PDF of the completed task as well.  This is a great report to see if Regular Ed Staff are reading the IEPs online.

*Please note that the audit report only goes forward from 2-15-2017 when the 16.3 Release was installed.

Student Services Update