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
A board of education or other legally constituted local school authority having administrative control and direction of public elementary or secondary schools in a city, county, township, school district, or political subdivision in a state, or any other public educational agency having administrative control and direction of a career and technical program. This term includes state correctional education agencies.
Also known as Educational Environment in the Special Education Snapshot Template, this is the indicator located within an exceptional student’s individualized education program. This details to what extent the student is included, if at all, with their non-disabled peers
Moodle is an online, open source, and interactive teaching and learning environment (platform) that enables educators to create, deliver, and manage web-based content for courses, course segments, and staff development.
The NOREP is the last part of the IEP (Individual Education Plan.) When it is signed it makes the IEP the official plan for that particular child for the coming 12 months. When parents sign it, they are agreeing to the placement, the goals and the specially designed instruction that will define their child's special education program
A special education form completed by a local education agency which describes a student’s recommended placement. This document can be used to support data elements in the Special Education Domain such as Type of Support and Service Provider.
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Notice of Recommended Educational Placement
A statewide alternate assessment designed for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. Specifically, it is intended for those unable to participate meaningfully in the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment even with accommodations.
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Pennsylvania's Alternate System of Assessment
PAsecureID is a unique, permanent, anonymous state-wide student ID assigned to all students upon their first entry into the Commonwealth public school system. A single, unique PAsecureID remains with an individual student throughout their educational career within Pennsylvania
Organizational structure of the PIMS manual. Domains include: Child Accounting, Course and Grades, Discipline, District, Enrollment, Groups and Programs, Location, Interscholastic Athletic Opportunities, Survey, Staff, Student, Career and Technical Education, Special Education
A 7-digit individual secure unique identifier for all certified educators. A secure alternative to the use of Social Security Numbers for reporting and retrieving Act 48 continuing professional education credits and hours.
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Professional Personal Identification Number
A facility, other than one operated by a public agency, which as of December 31, 1977, offered educational services as a part of a total rehabilitative program provided for legally committed juveniles.
Annual standards-based, criterion-referenced assessment used to measure a student's attainment of the academic standards while also determining the degree to which school programs enable students to attain proficiency of the standards. Every Pennsylvania student in grades 3 through 8 is assessed in reading and math. Every Pennsylvania student in grades 5 and 8 is assessed in writing. Every Pennsylvania student in grades 4 and 8 is assessed in science.
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Pennsylvannia System of School Assessment
A statistical analysis of Pennsylvania state assessment data, and provides Pennsylvania LEAs with growth data to add to achievement data. It provides educators with information to ensure they are meeting the academic needs of groups of students, as well as individual students.
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Pennsylvania Value Added Assessment System
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.
A child of school age who is residing with a resident of a school district and such resident is supporting the child gratis, as if the child were his/her own; such resident intends to keep and support the child continuously and not merely through the school term.
A nonresident child who is placed in the home of a resident of the school district (foster home) by order of court or by arrangement with an association, agency or institution having the care of neglected and dependent children and such resident is compensated for keeping the child. The parent or guardian of such child resides in a different school district than the school district in which the foster parent resides.