The UNIQUE-ID application database is used to manage and store identifying information on students who are reported to TEA through PEIMS. EDITPLUS provides an automatic process for demographic data in the UNIQUE-ID system to be synchronized with the Person Identification Database (PID).When demographic data needs to be updated it is worth noting the difference between minor demographic discrepancies and major demographic discrepancies.
A minor demographic – (middle name, generation code, gender, race, ethnicity) discrepancy produces a report when there is a mismatch between a district's submitted record and the data that displays in PID and Unique-ID. 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 and Unique-ID. These discrepancies do not count towards a district's overall PID Error Rate.
A major demographic – (Texas State Student Unique-ID, student ID, first name, last name, date of birth) discrepancy produces a report when there is an error between PID/ Unique-ID 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 EDITPLUS User Technical Documentation contains descriptions of PID discrepancy error messages as well as suggestions on how to correct PID errors.
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