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Keystone Exemption 2019-20 School Year Data Set Reporting Instructions

C6 Keystone Exemption 2019-20 Data Set

The purpose of this data collection is to report students enrolled in your LEA's Keystone "trigger" courses in the 2019-20 school year who tested or would have tested in one of the 2019-20 school year Keystone Testing windows at your LEA, whether these students would have been first-time or repeat test takers in a 2019-20 school year Keystone testing window, and if these students passed those "trigger" courses at your LEA.    

2019-20 School Year Keystone Testing Windows: 

2019: Summer 
2019: Winter Wave 1 
2020: Winter Wave 2 
2020: Spring

LEAs will report one record for each student and subject area (Algebra 1, Biology, Literature) in which a student was enrolled in a keystone "trigger" course. 

 This collection is currently open in the Sandbox and Production. Due to the need to validate data and provide feedback to the LEAs, there are 2 collection windows: 

    • 19-20 SY Keystone Exemption collection #1: PIMS collection close date: 3/11 
    • 19-20 SY Keystone Exemption collection #2: PIMS collection close date: 3/31 

 See the Elementary Secondary Data Collection Calendar for the Accuracy Certification Statement due date. 

Reporting

Data will be collected via the Student Fact template in the C6 Keystone Exemption 2019-20 data set.  Refer to the PIMS Manual, Volume 1 for template format and naming convention.

Reporting LEAs

Charter Schools, Career Technical Centers, Intermediate Units, School Districts, Approved Private Schools, Private Residential Rehabilitation Institutions, and State Juvenile Correctional Institutions in which students were enrolled in Keystone "trigger" courses are required to report in this data set.

Students to be Reported

Students enrolled in your LEA Keystone "trigger" courses in the 2019-20 school year who tested or would have tested in a 2019-20 school year Keystone Testing window at your LEA,

    • whether these students would have been first-time or repeat test takers in the 2019-20 SY Keystone testing window, and
    • if these students passed those  "trigger" courses at your LEA.    

Template Instructions

Field 1: Submitting AUN - The unique, 9-digit AUN assigned by PDE.

Field 2: School Year Date – A single date representing the end of the 2019-20 school year: 2020-06-30.

Field 3: PAsecureID – The PAsecureID assigned to the student.

Field 4: Reporting Date – A single date representing the end of the 2019-20 school year: 2020-06-30.

Field 5: Category Set Code - A code representing the Keystone subject area for which the exemption is being reported:

ALG -Algebra 1
BIO - Biology
LIT - Literature

Field 6: Primary Measure Type – Use the constant value INDICATOR.

Field 7: Not collected

Field 8: Not collected

Field 9: Not collected

Field 10: Indicator - Indication of whether the student for whom the exemption is reported completed and passed the Keystone "trigger" course for the subject area reported in field 5, Category Set Code–Y-Yes, N-No.

Field 11: Not collected

Field 12: Not collected

Field 13: Comment – Indication of whether the student would have been a first-time Keystone test-taker or a repeat test–taker in the subject area reported in Field 5. 

FIRST – student would have been a first-time test-taker in 2019-20. 
REPEAT – student would have been a repeat test-taker in 2019-20. 

Available PIMS Reports

The following reports related to this data set are available in the PIMS Reports application, in the eScholar Framework for Cognos- Production > PSSA/Keystone >Keystone Exemption folder.  

  • The Student Fact Keystone Exemption Template Verification Report will display students successfully reported by the LEA, the exemptions identified, and demographic data from the 2019-20 Student template.
  • The Student Fact Keystone Exemption Course Error Report will display students reported in the C6 Keystone Exemption 2019-20 and C6 Keystone Exemption 2020-21 data sets who were not reported as enrolled in a course having the same subject area in the 2019-20 Student Course Enrollment template.
  • The Student Fact Keystone Exemption ACS for 2019-20 school year will include data from both the C6 Keystone Exemption 2019-20 and C6 Keystone Exemption 2020-21 data sets. Data in the ACS will be summarized by subject area and indicator, and by grade and subject area.  ​