EDIT+ users with PID Search privileges can query a copy of the PID database for a particular student. Searches can be conducted on 9 digit Social Security numbers or 9 digit state alternative identification numbers. State alternative identification numbers begin with the letter "S" and are followed by 8 numbers. (Districts are assigned blocks of state alternative numbers by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). See the Helpful Links for detailed information on state assigned numbers). A search can also be conducted on a temporarily assigned ID number. (See the PID Errors for detailed information on temporary "T" numbers). The other fields used to conduct a PID search include: first name, last name and date of birth. Data must be entered in at least one of these fields to conduct a search.
The PID Search function is the most powerful tool districts can use to determine if a student already exists in the PID database.
Once a PID search is complete, results can be viewed for specific individuals. The results display on the PID Detail page. Information on this page includes: the PID record, the submitting district, the PID change log and PET (PID Enrollment Tracking) event history.
Detailed information on how to conduct a PID search and how to interpret the results displayed on the PID Detail page can be found in the PEIMS EDIT+ User Reference and Training Guide.
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