Data Coordinator (PIMS/PennData)
Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS) is the Pennsylvania Department of Education's (PDE) statewide longitudinal data system for improving data capabilities by enhancing school districts' capacities to meet student-level data reporting requirements and provide robust decision-making support tools. PIMS is used to collect educational services and special education services information provided by LIU 12 for our 25 public school districts, two area vocational-technical schools, and five charter schools.
PDE has annual data collections that LEAs are responsible for submitting via PIMS upload of various specified templates provided by PDE's Collection Calendar.
PIMS Application Support Line - 800-661-2423
What is EdNA?
Education Names and Addresses (EdNA) is an application that provides up-to-date names, addresses, and other types of contact information for educational entities in Pennsylvania. EdNA is open to the public.
Special Education Data Reporting (Data Management) -- The PennData Special Education Reporting System is sponsored by the Bureau of Special Education and was developed, under contract, by the Pennsylvania State Data Center and Applied Research Lab of the Pennsylvania State University. They work along with PDE for all special education data reporting by providing comparison reports of prior year's data versus current school year data to assist districts/charters with verfiying their student data.
Pennsylvania Data Quality Curriculum (DQC) is a voluntary program, inclusive of regional meetings, self-paced activities and assessments, webinars, and tutorials. For more information on the DQC Tracks and Specialty Modules please refer their website -- Data Quality Curriculum Tracks and Specialty Module
Michelle Thomas, LIU Data Coordinator, will send an email every month to each LEAs PIMS and PennData contacts to sign up to attend the DQN Zoom conferences. Due to COVID-19, all of the DQN meeting for SY 2020-2021 are held via Zoom conferences. Monthly signups link will be sent in an email by Michelle Thomas to the PIMS and PennData contacts provided to her by the districts/charter schools.
Please contact Michelle Thomas, LIU Data Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-624-6494, for more information about the Data Quality Network.