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08/29/2022 Assessment Community Weekly

We wish you all the best for the holiday weekend! (Though it’s hard to fathom that Labor Day is upon us.)

Last call: Review your sales reports by Friday

This is it: Your last chance to review your sales reports in the Online Assessment Community! The deadline to transmit sales corrections is this Friday. As we’ve told you many times, your timely review is very important because we’ll use the sales data to begin the process of calculating 2023 equalization rates and RARs.

For more information, see Sales usability criteria.

On the arms-length report, there is a column which indicates whether the sale is COD/RAR usable. If you find a mistake or need to correct a sale, follow these instructions:

  • RPS users: within your RPS file, make the correction and then re-transmit it by going to Standard Reports > Sales > Sales Transmittal Report. Please email the RPS035 to The ORPTS sales database and online sales reports will be updated with the corrections.
  • If you submit paper reports, use Form RP-5217 ACR, Sale Correction Form. Email the completed forms to or mail them to:

             ALBANY, NY 12227-0801

Reminder: Join our RPS Online User Groups

As you know, ORPTS is working with the New York State Office of Information Technology Services to develop a new system for assessment administration. This system—RPS Online—will be the successor to RPSV4.

As we design and develop RPS Online, we’ll need feedback from users across the state in many different functional areas. 

If you’d like to participate, please use the following link to join one or more of the user groups where you feel you have the experience and knowledge to help us create an efficient and user-friendly RPS Online.

By volunteering, you’ll be expected to respond to questions and surveys sent from ORPTS about that specific topic. Your responses may be shared with others in that group.

After we compile group responses, we’ll share information about the responses and our next steps based on your input.

Throughout the RPS Online project, if you have questions or comments, please email