Additional Download Information
Three Download Formats:
- Excel (.xls) - New for 2011. The download file will open automatically in Excel, both in older versions as well as in the latest. Note that in Excel 2007 a warning message may appear. Simply click "yes" to open file.
- Comma Delimited (.dat)
- Tab Delimited (.dat)
Most data elements are grouped logically. For example, when selecting
"Grade 4 & 7, Writing, 2011," a group of 25 variables will be included
in the downloaded data. The data
element or variable name is on the first row of the downloaded
ID number for District or Campus:
All district and campus downloads have as the first column the ID number. This number must be treated as text because some applications will delete leading zeroes. For this reason, the Excel download (.xls) includes a single quote: ' in front of the ID number. This informs the application that the number should be treated as text. Note that if the ' is deleted, Excel will not show the leading zeroes.
The comma-delimited and tab-delimited (.dat) downloads do not include the single quote in front of the ID number.
Column Names and Description:
Go to the Master Reference for Data
Elements Used in the Accountability System for a detailed
description of the downloaded elements.
Explanation of Masking |
2011 Accountability |