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PIMS Data Access Policy (PDF)

2013-14 Course/HQT Collection Tips and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

PIMS Course Level Data Reporting & Attribution Guidance (PDF)

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PIMS Postsecondary

PIMS Postsecondary Documents

The Pennsylvania Department of Education's statewide longitudinal data system is improving data capabilities by enhancing school districts' capacities to meet student-level data reporting requirements and provide robust decision support tools. PIMS is based on open internet standards that enable sharing among diverse, otherwise incompatible systems and includes safeguards for data quality and security.

2014-2015 PIMS Changes

The annual PIMS changes have been approved and are now reflected in the 2014-2015 PIMS Manual. The manual can be found in PIMS Manual section below.

The Data Collection Consolidation changes facilitate a more streamlined reporting process and reduces redundant reporting. The PIMS Elementary/Secondary Collection Consolidated Calendar can be found in the PIMS Reporting Dates section below.

Data Quality Engine

The Data Quality Engine (DQE) is an enhancement to the Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS) designed to allow business rules to be run up front, validating data before it is loaded into the PIMS and will have the capacity to perform more complex comparisons than is currently possible with the base system.

PIMS Question & Answer Webinar Schedule

Recordings of Training Webinars: http://www.pdewebinars.org/
To access a Webinar: http://vclass.cciu.org

2015 Schedule



Start Time

End Time

March 19, 2015 Thursday 1:30 PM 2:30 PM
April 16, 2015 Thursday 1:30 PM 2:30 PM
May 14, 2015 Thursday 1:30 PM 2:30 PM
June 11, 2015 Thursday 1:30 PM 2:30 PM

PIMS Manuals

Excel Reporting Tools

LEP Survey Documents

Title I

PATI Survey Documents

Interscholastic Athletic Opportunities

PIMS Reporting Dates

If you have a question that is not answered in the FAQ list or Knowledge Base, click the Help Request Form link to submit a help request to the PIMS Help Desk. The form lets you provide a detailed description of your issue or question.

Please be sure to complete all fields on the form. This lets us contact you directly, if necessary, and help expedite the support process. This information will also be used to determine what additional training and support services might be needed.

After you submit your help request, you will receive an immediate automated confirmation of your request with a ticket number for future reference.