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Determining active/inactive students

Anonymous Jul 01, 2014 01:34PM MDT

How does the Destiny SIF Agent determine active/inactive students? Is there a different process during a synchronization?

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Matt Landsparger Jul 01, 2014 01:36PM MDT

Q. How does the Destiny SIF Agent determine Active/Inactive Students?

A. The Destiny SIF Agent determines if a student record is Active or Inactive based on the Entry and Exit dates received from the SIS in the StudentSchoolEnrollment object. Those dates are then compared to the date range configured for the School Year in the Destiny SIF Agent (File >> Agent Settings >> School Year). If the Entry Date is after the School Year > Start Date, and the Exit Date is in the future then the student will be marked “Active”. All other cases will result in a status of “Inactive”.

Q. How does the active/inactive status work with the Synchronization process?

A. By default, when processing records received during a synchronization process the first action taken by the Destiny application is to Inactivate all records that had been created by SIF (records that have a SIF RefId). After Inactivating all records created by SIF, the application then Activates only those records determined to be active based on the data received during the Synchronization process and the School Year settings. This process was put in place to assist with New Year Rollover, upon the first Synchronization of the new school year all records are Inactivated and only active student records are Re-Activated. This leaves graduated students and students no longer at the District marked as Inactive after the Synchronization.

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