The objective of the Internal Snapshot Specialty Module is to reinforce current knowledge. The purpose of an internal snapshot is to capture records from each LEA at a specific point in time. Internal snapshots will occur various times throughout the school year and contain records for students who have an active enrollment record for the internal snapshot date. Upon completion of this module participants will reinforce knowledge of technical and practical procedures, while providing an opportunity to gain endorsement for their PDE certificate.

The PIMS Delete Utility, developed by eScholar, provides Pennsylvania Local Education Agencies (LEAs) with the ability to delete data in a specific template from a specific collection according to the parameters set by the PDE.

PAsecureID is the lynch pin to the Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS). The PAsecureID specialty module will guide you on how to obtain a PAsecureID for a student, while familiarizing you with the functions, resources, common problems and demographic issues associated with PAsecureID. The objective of the PAsecureID Specialty Module is to reinforce current knowledge of PAsecureID procedures, while providing an opportunity to gain endorsement for their PDE certificate.

The objective of the Data Quality Engine (DQE) Specialty Module is to reinforce current knowledge of the DQE procedures. The DQE Specialty Module consists of online exercises including resource reviews, simulations, forum discussions, and quizzes. Upon completion of this module participants will reinforce knowledge and current terminology as well as technical and practical procedures, while providing and opportunity to gain endorsement for their PDE certificate.

This track has been created especially for Entry Level PIMS Administrators, new to their role, with less than one year of experience submitting PIMS data.  Participants will examine the PIMS process and gain an understanding of the basic skills needed to submit high quality data to PIMS. Upon completion of this course, participants will reinforce skills in  uploading data into PIMS, resolving errors, coordinating with data entry staff, reporting to school administration, analyzing reports, gathering requirements, and checking for accuracy.

Designed for those who manage the data entry into LEA data systems to become skilled in creating a data calendar, constructing audit checklists, generating reports, and ensuring data quality.

This track has been created especially for any member within an LEA that wants to develop and/or continue to support a culture of quality, data-driven decision-making by best practices stemming from data-related privacy, professional development, communication, and collaboration. The LEA Best Practices Track consists of forum discussion exercises, resource review, assignments, and quizzes.

This track has been created especially for PIMS Administrators, with a minimum of one year of experience, responsible for the collection and reporting of educational data. Upon completion of this course, participants will increase skills in: coordinating with LEA administration, coordinating with data personnel, incorporating prior knowledge to analyze complex data scenarios, interpret how attribution and graduation rates impact state initiatives.

This track has been created especially for Entry Level PIMS Administrators, new to their role, with less than one year of experience submitting PIMS data.  Participants will examine the PIMS process and gain an understanding of the basic skills needed to submit high quality data to PIMS. Upon completion of this course, participants will reinforce skills in  uploading data into PIMS, resolving errors, coordinating with data entry staff, reporting to school administration, analyzing reports, gathering requirements, and checking for accuracy.