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Al Momrik

Al Momrik works at Level Data as a Data Quality Analyst, arriving in 2013. He works primarily with the State Data Validation Suite, a series of services which help PowerSchool users to find errors in their data and correct them in a shorter amount of time. Before coming to Level Data, Al worked in a school district in Michigan for 23 years. He was a Technology Director, a SysAdmin for PowerSchool, and was responsible for all State data submissions. He has worked with PowerSchool since 2007. Al also is a presenter at 6-8 PowerSchool conferences around the country annually.

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Your Guide to Stress Free PIMS State Reporting for Pennsylvania

By Al Momrik on June 29, 2022 at 11:20 AM

The Pennsylvania Information Management System (PIMS) is a statewide longitudinal data system for the collection and reporting of unit-level educational data. PIMS was developed with the purpose of:

  • Allowing the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) to meet federal and state reporting
  • Streamlining the reporting processes from educational institutions to PDE and the U.S. Department of Education
  • Reporting timely and accurate education data through standardized and ad hoc reporting capabilities;
  • Improving educational decision-making through the use of high quality data and decision support tools; and,
  • Providing longitudinal data on educational progress over time.

Act 24 of 2011 authorizes PDE to collect unit-level data that are mandated by state or federal statute or regulation from postsecondary institutions. PDE is collecting data elements necessary to meet the following reporting requirements:

  • Reporting required for the Pennsylvania Community College Annual Report;
  • Reporting required for the Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation System; and,
  • Reporting required as a result of receiving State Fiscal Stabilization Fund monies from the federal government.

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How to Accurately Complete PEIMS State Reporting in Texas

By Al Momrik on June 16, 2022 at 3:55 PM

The Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) encompasses all data requested and received by Texas Education Agency (TEA) about public education, including student demographic and academic performance, personnel, financial, and organizational information.

Technical support for gathering the data from district databases is supplied by one of the twenty educational service centers (ESCs) or by private vendors. A software system of standard edits, to enhance the quality of data, is used by ESCs and again by the agency on district data submissions. Currently, the major categories of data collected are:

  • organizational
  • budget
  • actual financial
  • staff
  • student demographic
  • program participation
  • school leaver
  • student attendance
  • course completion
  • discipline

TEA manages other collections for evaluation, monitoring, funding, or auditing. Many are automated, electronic collections.

In compliance with the Texas Education Code, PEIMS contains only the data necessary for the legislature and TEA to perform their legally authorized functions in overseeing public education.

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How To Use the State Data Validation Control Panel

By Al Momrik on June 14, 2022 at 11:30 AM

Level Data Control Panel

The Level Data Control Panel allows districts to control which validation rules are run on their PowerSchool server. With the Control Panel, districts have the ability to do any of the following:

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What is CALPADS? California State Reporting Made Easy in PowerSchool

By Al Momrik on June 9, 2022 at 1:36 PM

The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)is the foundation of California’s K–12 education data system, comprising student demographic, program participation, grade level, enrollment, course enrollment and completion, discipline, and statewide assessment data.

In order to meet the requirements of California Education Code Section 60900, Local Education Agencies (LEAs) shall retain and report to CALPADS individual pupil and staff records, including:

  • Statewide Student Identifier (SSID) data
  • Student enrollment and exit data
  • All necessary data to produce required graduation and dropout rates
  • Demographic data
  • Data necessary to comply with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
  • Other data elements deemed necessary by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction

LEA maintenance of individual SSIDs includes the accurate and timely reporting of demographic, program, local student enrollment, and exit data to CALPADS, and the timely resolution of SSID anomalies with other LEAs.

Failure of LEAs to comply with state law by not meeting CALPADS reporting requirements may result in zero enrollment counts on official state and federal reports as well as on official, publicly-accessible web sites. In addition, zero enrollment counts will result in the loss of any funding based on official enrollment.

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Up-To-Date List of RealTime Reports Dashboards

By Al Momrik on June 3, 2022 at 11:00 AM

Level Data performed a service update starting after 4:00 PM EST on Thursday, June 30, 2022. No downtime was associated with this update.

We make updates to this list regularly as reporting modules are modified. Be sure to check back regularly for up-to-date information.

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Up-To-Date Guide of State Data Validation Rules for PowerSchool

By Al Momrik on June 3, 2022 at 11:00 AM

Level Data performed a service update starting after 4:00 PM EST on Thursday, June 30, 2022. No downtime was associated with this update.

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The Step-by-step Workflows to Contact Tracing in PowerSchool

By Al Momrik on September 8, 2021 at 9:07 AM

The ability to easily identify students that have been in contact with a student based on course enrollment and the date range is now at your fingertips, with the latest release of RealTime Reports.

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How to Quickly Map Student Addresses in PowerSchool

By Al Momrik on April 13, 2021 at 11:59 AM

The ability to identify a location for a student is of prime importance for a school district employee. Determining where a student lives can affect funding for them from the State governmental agencies.

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How to Use RealTime Reports to Easily Calculate P-EBT

By Al Momrik on March 29, 2021 at 3:22 PM

Below is a simple and streamlined workflow allowing schools to quickly generate data required to determine their students' P-EBT eligibility using Level Data’s RealTime Reports.

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