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​Record Student Course Information into the MSDS

Introduction:

This document describes how to populate a few fields within the Student Course Component in the Michigan Student Data System (MSDS) for a MVS® Course.

Details:

  1. Locate the course syllabus within the CEMS Course Catalog.
    • Find the course by locating the appropriate content area, choosing the school level tab and finally selecting the subject link.
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    • Select the Course Title to display the course syllabus link.
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    • Click the syllabus link to open a new window containing the course information needed to populate the MSDS.
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  2. Match the values from the course syllabus to complete the required fields in the MSDS.
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    • We recommend that you add “- MVS” to the “Local Course Title” to help identify MVS as the provider of this course.
  3. Michigan Virtual School instructors do not have a Personal Identification Code (PIC). This field must be populated with the course Mentor’s PIC. A mentor teacher may be reported as the teacher of record for virtual delivery courses. Mentor teachers must be certified teachers. You may enter a maximum of three mentors.
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  4. Choose “Yes” from the Virtual Delivery drop down menu as the delivery method for an MVS course is virtual.
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  5. Select “Yes” from the Mentor Teacher drop down menu as the instructor of this virtual delivery course is serving in a mentor teacher capacity.
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Additional Information:

  1.  See page 25 of the Michigan Student Data System (SDS) Teacher-Student Data Link Collection Details Manual Addendum for more information.

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