Data Collection

During each fiscal year, the department collects data from Vermont's supervisory unions and school districts. In addition, the department provides training to help school professionals provide this data. This area provides access to training materials, data collection instructions and forms for submitting data to the department.

Please contact the department's Helpdesk at (802) 479-1044 with questions regarding data collections.

Elementary/Secondary School Register

The Vermont School Register is a student record-keeping document required by Vermont Statute. The purpose of the school register is to document each Vermont school's continuous year-to-year cycle of enrolling students, to record daily attendance, to report dropouts and graduates, and to report year-end attendance to the Agency of Education. It is the source document for calculating Average Daily Membership, which is a critical aspect in the state funding system.

Student Educator Course and Transcript Collection

The AOE is required to collect Student Educator Course Transcript (SECT) information in such a way to allow the linkage of students with teachers and to provide the state with student transcript information (including courses taken, edits earned and so on).

SECT is deploying on June 2, 2015 and is due on August 18, 2015. Learn more about the SECT.

Data Collections

Upcoming Data Collections

Online Links for:

Educator Census
Data collected to determine which core academic subject classes are taught by teachers who are highly qualified for their assignment in accordance with Title II of NCLB.

January 26, 2016
March 2, 2016

Preliminary Budget
Preliminary budget data are used for: 1) creating the sheets for town meetings that estimate individual education property taxes paid after accounting for tax adjustments (income sensitivity); 2) as edit checks for the June 1st approved budget collection; and 3) to estimate the Education Fund reserve for future years.

January 8, 2016

February 1, 2016
Data Reporting Instructions

Software Instructions

Combined Incident Reporting Software (CIRS)
Assists in the gathering of information related to violations of school policies, state or federal statutes or regulations.

December 22, 2015
July 1, 2016

Software Instructions

Reporting Instructions


Announced Tuition
Announced tuition is the maximum tuition a district can charge districts sending tuitioned students. Vermont law requires that any increases over a previous year's announced tuition rate must be reported to sending districts and to the Agency of Education by January 15th each year.
December 21, 2015
January 15, 2016


Child Count
Tracks special education children by different categories i.e., disability status, type of placement, time spent in various educational placements

November 13, 2015
December 15, 2015

Reporting Instructions

Secure File Transfer

Software Instructions


Teacher/Staff Survey
The collection asks for the full-time equivalent count of all staff employed by each school and supervisory district/union and their corresponding salaries and/or cost of contracted services
November 5, 2015
December 1, 2015

Tuitioned Student Census
A list of students for whom their districts (towns) pay tuition or assessments to approved independent or out of state schools
October 26, 2014
November 7, 2015

Mac Users

Fall Census
An updated list of Vermont public school students
October 5, 2015
November 7, 2015

Independent Student Census
Collection of students enrolled at independent schools as of October 1, 2015.
September 22, 2015
October 30, 2015

Past Data Collections (due date order)

Online Links for:

Annual Statistical Report (Statbook)
Enables school districts to comply with Title 16 V.S.A. ยง 563 (13). The collection provides data on expenditures made and revenues received by school districts.
July 8, 2015
August 15, 2015

Spring Census
An updated list of Vermont public school students with attendance and absence information.
June 2, 2015
July 15, 2015

Online Instructions

Reporting Instructions

June Budget
School district budget data to determine education spending for determining homestead property tax rates
May 5, 2015
June 1, 2015

Software Instructions

Reporting Instructions

Collection Training Materials & Rescources

Some of the training materials provided are replications of data and information presented at workshops conducted for business managers and school registrars.

Student Census: Revising or Adding Data
The following two documents contain instructions, required forms and code set information for making revisions or additions to the student census data.

Student ID Number Request and/or Direct Certification Status Forms
Please note the following:


Page Last Updated on February 12, 2016