Please refer to the DQC Glossary resource for data related terms and acronyms.
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Education Names and Addresses (EdNA)
Educational Names and Addresses (EdNA) is an online tool that can be used to find the names, addresses, administrators, and related information about the educational entities that the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) serves. For access to EdNA’s website, please follow this link.
English Learner (EL)
A student whose dominant language is not English and who is in the process of learning English.
The School Enrollment Template is the only required template within this domain. It is submitted by school districts, intermediate units, career and technology centers, charter schools, state juvenile correctional institutions, private residential rehabilitation institutions, and approved private schools. Student mobility (enrollment and withdrawal transactions) at each school is tracked within this domain.
eScholar Data Manager (eDM)
The secure web interface utilized by authorized PIMS users that guides and controls data as it moves through the extract, transform and load process.
Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL)
The process, as it refers to PIMS, is the usage of database warehousing that extracts data from outside submitted data sets, transforms the data to fit operational needs (file and batch managers), then loads the data into a data warehouse (PIMS) for local, state and Federal use.