Roster Verification

As part of our e3 (empowering educational excellence) Framework, LISD provides value-added reports that offer critical information about the academic progress our campuses and teachers helped students make during the school year. To ensure we have the most accurate value-added reports to inform our practices, LISD campus-based staff have the opportunity to participate in the roster verification (linkage) process in the spring.

Roster verification captures the instructional relationship between teachers and students. Ultimately, it gives credit where credit is due—to teachers who work hard every day to accelerate student progress.

2017 Roster Verification Dates
School Set-Up: April 11–17 
Teacher Roster Verification: April 18–24
Principal Review and Approval: Ends May1

Who Participates?

Teachers in the following grades and subjects will review, edit and acknowledge their class roster(s)—indicating when the student was in the classroom and the percentage of assigned instruction provided to each student:

  1. Grades K–8 ELA/R and mathematics
  2. Grades 4 and 7 writing
  3. Grades 5 and 8 science
  4. Grade 8 social studies
  5. Grades 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 whose students take end-of-course exams in Algebra 1, Biology, English 1, English 2, and U.S. History

Principals and their designated support teams play an important role by supporting teachers through the process, answering questions and approving the teacher-verified rosters that have been submitted.


Deepen Your Understanding—Why Link? Videos

To help participating educators understand and prepare for roster verification, the Why Link? video series and facilitation guide are available.

Download: Why Link? Facilitation Guide

Video 1: Why Linkage? (7 minutes)
This first video shows why districts should engage in the roster verification process.

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Video 2: What is Linkage, and How Will it Affect Student Growth? (5 minutes)
This video explains roster verification and how it ensures that reliable data is used in a campus’ student growth model. It also demonstrates some of the checks and balances used to ensure the most accurate data are collected.

Video 3: Why is Linkage Important? (5 minutes)
This video highlights the types of data that are collected as part of the process and what can happen when a campus lacks reliable data.

Video 4: Linkage Roles for Principals/Support Teams (4 minutes)
Principals play a key role in successful roster verification, but they are not alone. Principals are encouraged to identify a Support Team early in the process to ensure success. This video explains why principals and Support Teams are critical.

Video 5: What is the Teacher Roster Verification Process? (3 minutes)
Once principals and Support Teams set-up schools for roster verification, it is time for teachers to engage in the process. This video shows why teachers are so important.

Video 6: What are the Final Steps with Linkage? (3 minutes)
Once teachers have verified that the data provided is accurate, there is only one more step in roster verification. This video highlights why these checks are so important in completing the process.

Additional resources (teacher tutorial, guides) to assist you in completing the roster verification process are also available by logging in.

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