IRS

Information and Reporting Services

Verification and Certification

Data used for reporting purposes are not final until the reporting deadlines, which are typically after the end of the school year, toward the end of August or into September of the following school year. Prior to these deadlines, the Department makes preliminary data available in verification reports, which enable districts and schools to review and change their data until the final reporting deadline. Districts and schools must then certify that the data they see in these verification reports are accurate as of those deadlines.

Summary of L2RPT Reports to be reviewed, by Institution, prior to End of School Year data collection cycle

2020-21 End of Year SIRS Data Reports Certification Checklist

Guidance on verifying and certifying student enrollment, assessment, and outcomes as well as teacher and course data reported in the Student Information Repository System (SIRS) using the L2RPT (Level 2 Reporting Environment).


Public School Districts, Charter Schools and BOCES

Important information about the 2020-21 End of Year (EOY) SIRS data certification fillable form:

  • The form will be available via the IRS Data Exchange (IDEx) after August 20, 2021, accessible by logging into the NYSED Business Portal with your SEDDAS account. For guidance on gaining permission to access and use the IDEx, go to our IDEx resources page.

Districts, Charters and BOCES must review EOY Verification Reports, and certify and submit the completed 2020-21 data certification form no later than October 1 , 2021.

For Special Education EOY Verification and Certification, Public School Districts (NOT Charters or BOCES) should review and certify the EOY Verification Reports (VR11-VR16) by logging into the PD System. More information can be found in the End of Year Reports section of the SEDCAR Reporting Requirements page.


Participating* Religious/Independent and Article 81 Schools

Important information about the 2020-21 End of Year SIRS data certification fillable form:

  • Religious/Independent and Article 81 Schools should use the EOY Certification Form in the IRS Data Exchange (IDEx), available after August 20, 2021. To do so, log into the NYSED Business Portal with your SEDDAS account. For guidance on gaining permission to access and use the IDEx, go to our IDEx resources page.
  • As an alternative (for Religious/Independent and Article 81 ONLY), schools can:
    • complete the printable Religious/Independent and Article 81 EOY Certification Form and fax it "Attention EOY Certification" to the NYSED Information and Reporting Services office fax line at 518-474-4351, OR
    • create a new Datasupport ticket by clicking the blue "Help" button in the lower right corner of any Datasupport page, type "EOY Certification" in the "How can we help?" box, then click the "Contact Us" button to open a new ticket. Include the appropriate information in the "Your name" and "Your email" fields, and please include "EOY Certification" in the "How can we help you?" text area. Attach your Certification Form in the Attachments section, then click the "Send" button.

Religious/Independent and Article 81 schools must review EOY Verification Reports, and certify and submit the completed 2020-21 data certification form no later than October 1, 2021.

*ONLY Religious/Independent and Article 81 schools that adminster New York State assessments need to certify data.

Last Updated: August 25, 2021