Revised: October 31, 2019

Student Comment

1. Record Type: I07, S07 - This record would be sent only if additional comments need to be included with any student records or transcripts. SAT and ACT or norm reference test scores may be included.
2. Transfer up to five records per student. If the data exceeds the five records allowed (as it may if it comes from SPEEDE/ExPRESS), Comment Line 12 of the fifth record will read "Exceeded Maximum Comments Allowed."
3. The presence of binary zeroes in data fields causes significant problems for several institutions in the receipt of student records. A transaction will be rejected if non-displayable characters are sent in the data unless found in Filler Reserved for Local Use (last 9 bytes of each record type). Please use some other appropriate character (e.g., SPACES) with which to initialize your records before sending them.
4 Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) next to the field name.
5. Special characters, tilde (~), caret (^), and grave accent (`), are used as delimiters in the translation of FASTER to SPEEDE/ExPRESS. They are reserved symbols and as such cannot be included in data sent through FASTER to a SPEEDE/ExPRESS institution.

Field Characteristics:

A = Alphabetic only
A/N = Alphameric
N = Numeric only
Z = Zoned numeric
P = Packed decimal
R = Right justified with leading zeros
L = Left justified

Format Characteristics:

Name: Student Comment
Number: I/S07

Record Size: 1020

1 1-3 3 A/N Record Type*

The header for the record for this transaction

Code Definition
I07 Interdistrict and Bright Futures Record Transfer
S07 Secondary to Postsecondary Transcript and Bright Futures Record Transfer

2 4-13 10 A/N/R Student Number Identifier, Florida*

If the student has a social security number and provides this number to the school district, the Student Number Identifier, Florida, will have the following format:

First 9 digits: the student's Social Security Number; and
The 10th digit: the letter "X".

If a SPEEDE/ExPRESS institution does not provide a valid social security number or high school student number identifier, the value will be "999999999G".

If the student does not provide a Social Security Number to the school district, the school district will assign a Student Number Identifier, Florida, to the student, formatted as follows:

First 2 digits
NN For any student entering a Florida school district for the first time, the first 2 digits will represent the district of initial entry into the Florida School System.
Last 8 digits
NNNNNNNN The last eight digits are district-defined in such a way as to result in a unique student number within the district in which the number is originally assigned.

3 14-15 2 A/N Filler
4 16-17 2 N/R District Number, Current Enrollment*

The two digit number for the current school district or other agency in which the student is officially enrolled for graduation (see District Name Table, Appendix A ), or zero in the case of a postsecondary or SPEEDE/ExPRESS sending institution

Code Definition
01-69, 71-76 State assigned number for school district or other agency
99 Other than Florida Public School

5 18-21 4 A/N/R School Number, Current Enrollment*

The state assigned four digit school number in which the student is officially enrolled for graduation

0000 Used for in-state postsecondary and SPEEDE/ExPRESS sending institutions
0001 -9899 District school sites assigned a unique number in the state Master School ID File.
3900 Family Empowerment Scholarship Participants.
3518 McKay Scholarship Participants.
7001 Virtual Instruction Program operated through a contract with a provider that is approved by the DOE, the Florida Virtual School or a state college.
7004 Florida Virtual School Franchise Participants.
7006 School District Virtual Course Offerings.
7023 Virtual Instruction Program offered by the School District.
9992 Private school students participating in Title I, Part C (Migrant) programs.
9993 Migrant (Title I, Part C) students served in a home education setting.
9994 Private school students served with Fund Source D funds.
9995 Private school students participating in Title I programs.
9995 Private school students participating in Title I programs.
9997 Migrant Non-Attenders - Used for students identified as Migrant, ages 3 through 21, who are not enrolled in school, and have not graduated from high school.
9998 Used to report Home Schooled students. Students identified and being reported by the district as home schooled students.

6 22-31 10 A/N Filler
7 32-991 960 A/N Comment

A field used to send comments on a FASTER format.

  32-111 80 A/N Comment Line 1
  112-191 80 A/N Comment Line 2
  192-271 80 A/N Comment Line 3
  272-351 80 A/N Comment Line 4
  352-431 80 A/N Comment Line 5
  432-511 80 A/N Comment Line 6
  512-591 80 A/N Comment Line 7
  592-671 80 A/N Comment Line 8
  672-751 80 A/N Comment Line 9
  752-831 80 A/N Comment Line 10
  832-911 80 A/N Comment Line 11
  912-991 80 A/N Comment Line 12
8 992-1011 20 A/N Filler
9 1012-1020 9 A/N Filler Reserved for Local Use