Data Coordinator (PIMS/PennData)

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    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.

    LIU Data Coordinator's Data Governance Summary Card

    Elementary/Secondary Data Collection Calendar 2020-2021 v1 (Excel) 

    Resources and Trainings

    How-To Guides

    PIMS Data Set Webinars

    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.

    This website provides Public Reporting data, Data Management (December 1 Child Count and July Transitioning/Exiting data collections), Annual Federal Data Reports and other additional reports.

     



    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

     


    Data Quality Network, or the DQN, is a statewide system of support comprised of 29 Intermediate Unit points-of-contacts. On the third Wednesday of each month, the DQN comes together at their own IU for a statewide Zoom conference.

    These Zoom conferences are open to each district and charter school.  During these meetings, both PDE and LEA presentations, activities, and discussions are held in an effort to support a culture of quality data and best practices. Each meeting sets a stage for professional development and learning in areas centered around items such as PIMS, data governance, privacy, and many more.

    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 - mlthomas@iu12.org or call 717-624-6494, for more information about the Data Quality Network.

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