DQC Glossary

Please refer to the DQC Glossary resource for data related terms and acronyms.

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Key Field

Fields coded as “K” or “K*” in the PIMS Manual Volume 1. These fields, once uploaded, cannot be overwritten. In this situation if uploaded data with a key field needs to be corrected, the entire record first must be deleted by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) staff and then the corrected record must be uploaded. A field or a group of fields coded as “K” or “K*” which together form a unique identifier for a record.

Keystone Exam

End-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in the subject areas of Algebra I, Literature, and Biology.