Changes for 2017-18:
- Email Addresses – Beginning in 2017, EDS will collect educators’ work email addresses. Emails will be an OPTIONAL, but suggested element in 2017-18. These email addresses will allow the Department and other groups to more easily, efficiently and economically communicate with educators working in the state.
- Successful Service – For each educator a district employed in a school year, districts will be required to indicate if, in the district’s assessment, an educators service was successful. Successful service is an important element in the educator certification process. By collecting successful service in EDS, the Department can limit the use of the ED126 form, which will save both the Department and school districts valuable staff time.