The Person Identification Database (PID) system is used to manage and store identifying information on students who are reported to TEA through PEIMS. EDIT+ provides an automatic process for demographic data coming in through PEIMS to be verified and updated with the statewide PID.
EDIT+ PID Process
The EDIT+ PID process generates PID discrepancy errors when a record cannot be processed because doing so could result in PID records that are incomplete, duplicate, or conflicting.
The PET application generates different reports that provide districts and campuses with detailed information regarding PET events but the errors listed on the reports are handled just like PID errors.
It is worth noting the difference between minor demographic discrepancies and major demographic discrepancies .
A minor demographic - generation code, sex, race, ethnicity, discrepancy produces a report when there is a mismatch between a district's submitted record and the data that displays in PID. Students identified on this type of report do not generate a PID error, but are reported to help in the effort to clean up PID. These discrepancies do not count towards a district's overall PID Error Rate.
A major demographic - student ID, first name, last name, date of birth, discrepancy produces a report when there is an error between PID data and an enrolled student's demographic information contained in a 100/101 (student data) record. The report contains error codes and error messages that districts must correct. These errors count towards a district's overall PID Error Rate.
Additional Detailed Information
The PEIMS EDIT+ User Technical Documentation contains descriptions of PID discrepancy error messages as well as suggestions on how to correct PID errors.
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