Over the last couple of years, a few of our states have expressed interest in pre-screening families for eligibility before actually filling out a COE. For these states, pre-screening families seemed useful when they were completing paper COEs and they wanted to move that pre-screening process into MIS2000 to work hand in hand with their electronic COEs. In honor of the first state who requested this functionality (KY), we refer to this pre-screening data as the BIP (Basic Interview Pattern for Determining Eligibility). Basically, the BIP is a short set of questions that can be used to help determine if a family is eligible for the Migrant Education Program. The set of questions in the BIP is completely customizable to fit your needs and depending on the implementation, we can even create and transfer BIP data into a new COE if it is determined that the family is likely eligible!
If the BIP functionality is something that you think might be useful for your state, please let us know and we’ll work through getting it implemented for your migrant program!