Please refer to the DQC Glossary resource for data related terms and acronyms.
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A unique identifier assigned by the Commonwealth to a school entity which does not always equate to a physical structure. A school may be housed in one or more buildings, or two or more schools may also be in one building.
The given period of time in which records are preserved as submitted. Used by PDE to get a view of LEA data as of a specific date.
The original data file used by a local education agency to upload in the eScholar Data Manager (eDM). This file typically comes from a student information system used by a local education agency.
Special Education Domain
As a part of the Special Education Data Collection, all Local Education Agencies (LEA) must submit the Student Snapshot and Special Education Snapshot through this domain. The fields submitted in the Student Snapshot templates that are used in Special Education reporting can be found in Volume 1 of the PIMS Manual.
Local Education Agencies (LEA) are required to submit the Staff template, Staff Snapshot template, Staff Assignment template, and Staff Development Fact template through this domain. This domain applies to school districts, intermediate units, career and technology centers, charter schools, and state juvenile correctional institutions.
State-wide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS)
These systems are intended to enhance the ability of states to efficiently and accurately manage, analyze, and use education data, including individual student records. The SLDSs should help states, districts, schools, educators, and other stakeholders to make data-informed decisions to improve student learning and outcomes; as well as to facilitate research to increase student achievement and close achievement gaps.
Local Education Agencies (LEA) are required to submit the Student and Student Snapshot templates in this domain. This domain applies to school districts, intermediate units, career and technology centers, charter schools, state juvenile correctional institutions, private residential rehabilitation institutions, and approved private schools.
Student Information System (SIS)
A software application, typically web-based, developed for and used by local education agencies to manage and export locally used and state-mandated student data.
A special population of student data categories including but not limited to: Economically Disadvantaged, English Language Learner, migrant, and special education.