RITS Student Identifier Overview
Colorado legislation (22-7-603.5) required longitudinal analysis of the CSAP
test. Tracking student scores over time and across district lines requires a SASID.
The Colorado Department of Education uses 5 data elements to uniquely identify a student in RITS:
- RITS is accessed via a secure, public internet connection and requires a unique user ID and password to enter
- SASIDs are converted to an Encrypted State Assigned Student ID (ESID) before entering CDE's Data Warehouse
- Names and sensitive non-directory information is stripped from data collections
- All public reporting and internal CDE use corresponds to the ESID to protect against accidental disclosure