Academic students* need a valid test to set an entry Educational Functioning Level (EFL) for the NRS program year. Beginning 7/1/18, students with no EFL cannot earn 12 or more attendance hours until they have a valid test.
12 hour lockdown rules
- Enter up to, but not including, 12 hours for No EFL students.
- After the test is entered into SiD, entering attendance can resume.
- There is no catch-up. Hours earned between the 12 hour cutoff and the test date cannot be entered after the test is recorded.
- For shared students, the limit includes hours earned at other sites.
- For swipe attendance systems, the cutoff will happen when the student swipes out.
- The limit affects NRS countable hours only.
How to avoid the 12 hour lockdown
- Make sure attendance is up to date.
- Run the SiD No EFL report frequently.
- Test the student ASAP!
- Use the appropriate test.
- Enter the results into SiD immediately.
- Re-test students with out-of-range scores
When entering attendance, an error message will appear when the number of attendance hours equals or exceeds 12.
Note that the error message on the Classes>Attendance screen shows the badge ID of the student whose time entry was rejected.
*People in non-academic Conditional Work Referral (CWR) programming do not need a test to set an EFL. CWR students may earn up to 30 hours per program year.