Per the Assessment Policy (PDF), attendance must be reported in LACES as “instructional hours” no later than 1 week after instruction takes place. Instructions for reporting attendance in LACES can be found on page 97 of the LACES Beginner User Manual. Required attendance reporting fields include:
- Date – Enter the date on which the instruction was delivered. Note: The system does not allow grantees to report attendance on future dates in the program year.
- Instructional Hours Type – Hours must be recorded in a subject area (ESL, Language Arts, Math, Distance – ESL, Distance – English Language Arts, Distance Math).
- Number of Hours – Hours must be reported increments of no less than 15 minutes. Batch attendance, attendance from multiple days/classes, may not be reported unless specific approval has been given to the program for reporting Learner Mastery Model distance learning hours. See the Distance Learning Policy (PDF) for more information about requesting approval.
Additional information about attendance reporting as it relates to distance learning is provided in this section.