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
Pennsylvania-legislated model for evaluating teachers, all professional and temporary professional employees, education specialists, and school administrators/principals, while providing training tools for professional growth that provides support as part of a fair effective evaluation process.
A program for students whose dominant language is not English for the purpose of facilitating the student's achievement of English proficiency and the academic standards under § 4.12 (relating to academic standards). Programs under this section shall include appropriate bilingual-bicultural instruction.
On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Developed and passed with strong, bipartisan agreement, ESSA replaces the No Child Left Behind Act and provides significant flexibility around federal education policy by shifting authority back to states and communities.
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.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
The component of the eScholar Data Manager that allows you to upload files to the eScholar Data Manager, review files and file details that have been uploaded, download files, delete files and view, create and process batches.
A unit that indicates the workload of an employed person (or student) in a way that makes workloads comparable across various contexts. A Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) of 1.0 means that the person is equivalent to a full-time worker or enrolled student.
A Pennsylvania teacher that holds at least a bachelor’s degree, holds a valid Pennsylvania teaching certificate and demonstrates subject matter competency for the core content area they teach. The Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) percentage of an LEA is determined by the staff data submitted to PIMS within the Course/HQT collection
United States Government legislation the ensures a person's right to buy health insurance after losing a job, establishes standards for electronic medical records, and protects the privacy of a patient's health information
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
A written statement for a child with a disability that is developed, reviewed, and revised in a team meeting in accordance with the regulations governing special education programs in Pennsylvania. The Individualized Education Plan (IEP) specifies the individual educational needs of the child and what education and related services are necessary to meet those needs.
The percentage of instruction for which an individual teacher is responsible in the course by individual student. The Instructional Responsibility Weight will account for multiple instructors sharing instruction of a student in a course.
This percentage is used to appropriately weight student growth in teacher scores, given that multiple teachers may be simultaneously providing direct instruction of course material within a course.
This percentage is dependent on Instructional Relationship Weight. It answers the question: “Of the time this student and teacher were concurrently enrolled in this course, how much instructional responsibility did this teacher have for this course?"
Teachers, school administrators and districts administrators should note that PDE provided professional development sessions for PVAAS Roster Verification and PVAAS Teacher SpecificReporting the term used was “% Full/Partial Instruction.” In the PIMS, the term “Instructional Responsibility Weight” is used to represent the same data and variable.
An international standard format for the date (YYYY-MM-DD) used in all PIMS fields that require a date. For example School Year Date, Date of Birth, etc. This format (YYYYMMDDHHMM) is also used as the timestamp for PIMS templates to successfully submit in File Manager.
Persons under twenty-one years of age who are confined to an adult local correctional institution following a charge for a criminal offense shall be eligible for educational services in the same manner and to the same extent as a student who has been placed in an alternative education program for disruptive students.
Juveniles Incarcerated in Adult Facilities