This guide is intended for ISD Directors and explains how to complete the ISD Summary Justification Form activity in Catamaran. The Summary Justification Forms activity allows ISDs a thorough review of member districts’ alternate assessment participation rates and plans for when participation rates exceed 1%. This activity also provides an ISD a Member District Review Tool, which helps monitor all member district statuses and completion of the district justification form.

Access

  1. Log into Catamaran.
  2. Locate the Summary Justification Form activity on the Tasks Overview. Click on the ISD Summary Justification Form 2019-20 Activity.
Tasks Overview menu
Note: If this activity has been completed, it will not show in the Tasks Overview. In this case, access the ISD Summary Justification Form activity from the Search page instead. After logging into Catamaran, click Search in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Select Policy as the primary filter. Then, select Justification Form ISD 19-20 as the secondary filter. Click Search to receive applicable results.

Member District Review Tool

  1. ISD Directors can review district justification forms as they are submitted. From the menu, open the Member District Review Tool.
summary justification form menu
  1. Monitor the status of member district submissions. ISD Directors can use this tool to ensure all member district work is completed in a timely fashion.
  2. When member district data is ready for review, click Review Submission. To view a submission that has already been accepted, click View.
member district review tool
  1. To accept a member district submission, click Accept District Form. To return a member district submission for modifications, write comments in the box provided (required), and click Return for Modifications.
Accept District Form button and Return for Modifications Button

Complete the ISD Summary Justification Form

  1. From the activity menu, click ISD Summary Justification Form.
summary justification form menu
  1. The ISD Summary Justification Form is made up of 3 pages. Complete each page.
Note: Navigate quickly between pages of the ISD Summary Justification Form by using the navigation bar on the left. Page number icons will fill in red when the page is complete.
summary justification form menu
  1. When the ISD Summary Justification Form is complete, submit to the MDE.
Note: The ISD Summary Justification Form may not be submitted to the MDE until all member district submissions have been accepted (see steps 3-6 above).