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Customer Satisfaction Measures

The Customer Satisfaction Measures have been uploaded to the Final QPRs for PY 2021.  It is strongly recommended that you download the revised Final QPRs for PY 2021 for your records.   

Data Validation - PY22 Validation of PY21 Data - Reminder

The samples for the PY22 validation of PY21 data are available now in SPARQ. 

Data validation must be completed by December 31, 2022. However, as SPARQ will no longer be available to grantees after December 31st, we suggest that the validation be completed by mid-December to give grantees time to review and download the results. 

Any corrections to case data as a result of data validation should be completed in the GPMS.

PY21 End-of-Year QPRs

The SPARQ PY21 End-of-Year QPRs are final.

SPARQ Release 8.6
SPARQ Release 8.6 has been implemented. 
This release removed the Add Participant button from the SPARQ application. 
SCSEPED - What's New

Authorized and modified positions, along with enrollments as of 6/1/2022, have been posted for Q1PY2022. Enrollments as of 6/30/2022 will be posted for Q4PY2021 and Q4PY2022 in early July.

REMINDER: SCSEPED.org will not be accessible after July 15, 2022. Please download your data for at least the last three years.

Persistent Unemployment 2019 - 2021 Table
For newly enrolled participants on or after January 1, 2022, you must use the new table to receive credit in the Most-in- Need measure on the PY21 QPR.

For any existing participant who was enrolled prior to January 1, 2022, you will receive credit in the Most-in- Need on the PY21 QPR if either the new table or the old table (2018-2020) supports the factor.

The table for 2019-2021 should only be used by data validators. Validators should refer to the Data Validation Handbook for details.

The most recent data can be accessed from the “Participant Search” screen under “Systems Tools,” and from the WDCS enrollment record. 
PY20 Q4 data are now available on InfoSPACE.
SPARQ Release 8.5 - Friday, March 25, 2022
Release 8.5 has been deployed. For more information read more ...
SPARQ Release 8.4.1 - Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Release 8.4.1 has been deployed. For more information click here 
SPARQ Release 8.3 - Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Release 8.3 has been deployed. For more information click here 
2021 Poverty Guidelines
The 2021 Poverty Guidelines for SCSEP are now in SPARQ. They are also available in the Federal Register at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/02/01/2021-01969/annual-update-of-the-hhs-poverty-guidelines and on the USDHHS website at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines. The effective date is 01/13/2021. 
SPARQ Release 8.2 - Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Release 8.2 has been deployed. For more information click here 
SPARQ Release 8.1 - Monday, August 17, 2020
Release 8.1 has been deployed. For more information click here
SPARQ to GPMS Migration Status

 GPMS is now available to all users. The data has been fully migrated over from SPARQ and is now the main system for managing SCSEP participant data and evaluating program performance. 

The implementation of the Current/Exited report has been delayed.  We are planning to deploy the report as soon as possible.

SPARQ is Read-Only Mode
SPARQ is now in read-only mode. The system will remain in read-only until the end of the year when it will be decommissioned. While in read-only mode users can view data and reports, and continue to complete Data Validation. Please note that the overnight duration jobs will not run, GPMS should be used to track current durational limit dates. The newly frozen PY21 EOY QPRs should not be considered final until further notice. 
GPMS/SPARQ Access and Timelines
There are important timelines and dates grantees need to note as we fully migrate over to GPMS and begin the decommission of SPARQ.

Wednesday, September 28 at noon - SPARQ will be closed for all data entry.

Wednesday, September 28 at 8pm - GPMS will close for all data entry and will remain closed on Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30. During that time, the data in SPARQ will be migrated to the GPMS.

Thursday, September 29 - Saturday, December 31 - SPARQ will be available in Read only mode. Please note that validators will be able to complete Data Validation (DV) while SPARQ is in read only mode.

Monday, October 3 - GPMS will be open for full data entry and will be the only system used for SCSEP.

Saturday, December 31st - SPARQ will be permanently taken offline. 
Durational Limit Dates
The overnight duration jobs ran last night so durational limit dates are now up-to-date. 
Resetting Passwords

A security enhancement has been made to the SPARQ login page.  Previously, a user who forgot the password could request that the password be sent via e-mail.  Since it is not secure to send current passwords via e-mail, that function has been replaced.  The new function now allows a user to reset the password.  The following message is displayed at the bottom of the login screen:


To reset your password, enter your user ID then click here, and you will be sent an e-mail containing your temporary login information.


When the user logs in with the temporary password, it will be necessary to change the password immediately.  This new function can be used by a user who has forgotten the password, or by a user who has accidentally locked the account by entering an incorrect password three times.  Users with expired accounts will not be able to use this reset function.  Instead, they will receive the following message:


You cannot reset your password because your password is expired. Please contact your administrator

 For questions about your user ID or password, please contact your grantee administrator. 

For Technical Assistance and End User Support with SPARQ, contact BCT Partners: 

    - Web: https://scsephelp.zendesk.com
    - By phone: (877) 404-0688
Please include your phone number and Sub-grantee name in your message.

For questions concerning SCSEP data element definitions and how to collect SCSEP data, visit The Charter Oak Group website at 

You can also view the "Ask The Experts" forum on The Charter Oak Group website at: 



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