Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS)
The Pennsylvania Department of Education's (PDE) 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.
In the fall of 2018, PDE released the Future Ready PA Index a comprehensive progress report that provides parents and community members with easy-to-understand information about Pennsylvania schools and student success. At the end of 2019, PDE will report additional state, local education agency (LEA), school, and student group-level data via the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Report Card.