RITS Student Identifier Read Optimizer
The RITS Read Optimizer is a tool that utilizes Visual Basic programming and Microsoft Access tables to read and organize the RITS Read Data Summary Report*.
*The RITS Read Data Summary Report is available for download after the successful submission of an ADE RITS Read file via the Automated Data Exchange (ADE) system.
How the Optimizer can help you
- Provides a user-friendly interface that allows you to easily find existing SASID matches for student records submitted in your ADE RITS Read file.
- Produces a file suitable for submitting as an ADE RITS batch file for the assignment of SASIDs and to update information attached to existing SASIDs.
To download the Optimizer, click on the first link below. For step by step instructions on how to use the Optimizer, click on the links to access the user manual and training video.
- RITS Read Optimizer (Microsoft Access Database)
- RITS Read Optimizer User Manual.pdf
- RITS Read Optimizer Training Video
In order to view the RITS Read Optimizer training video, please follow these steps
Download the free Camtasia Player which is available at
Right click the training video link and save the video clip to your system
View on a full sized monitor (15"x12" or larger), using the Camtasia player
"I have been using the RITS Read Optimizer for the past three school years. When we went to a new student information system, we only converted our data from the active school year we were in. I was able to clearly identify students who returned to our district from previous years, by the matches I received through the Optimizer. I was able to tie these returning students between our old and new student system by matching their student numbers in both systems. This helps our Student Records department when they receive record requests from other school districts or employers. It has also allowed me to identify duplicate SASID numbers for the same students because of incorrect birth dates and variations of names entered into RITS."
"I highly recommend the use of the RITS Read Optimizer."
Specialist, Computer Applications
Aurora Public Schools
“The RITS Read Optimizer empowers our district
to ensure the best match for our student records. I have more student
data to utilize, as compared to CDE, when matching records found in RITS.
This ensures the best possible match is made and lowers the chances of
two different students sharing a single SASID. When our district takes
ownership of our case management using the Optimizer, it cuts down on
the turnaround time for getting SASIDs assigned. This is especially
useful during the Student October data collection when time is already
at a minimum. If every district utilized RITS Read and the RITS Read
Optimizer, SASIDs would be assigned at a higher degree of turnaround and
the data in RITS would be the most accurate.”
Cherry Creek Schools