Information Services

Student Information Management System (SIMS)

The Student Information Management System (SIMS) is a student-level data collection system that allows the Department to collect and analyze more accurate and comprehensive information, to meet federal and state reporting requirements, and to inform policy and programmatic decisions.

SIMS Support Documentation

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SIMS Data Handbook v. 20.0Updated 08/01/2019
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SIMS Error List v. 10.06Updated 02/19/2018
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What is a SASID?
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School Codes

Frequently Asked Questions

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Early Childhood Education Experience Survey
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DESE Attendance and Dropout Reporting Guidance — Updated 05/15/2018
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2017-18 Data Collection Changes Webinar FAQ
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SIMS Reporting Scenarios
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October 2015 Collection Webinar FAQ
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2014 EOY Data Collection Webinar FAQ's
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Redefining Low Income — A New Metric for K-12 Education Data

SIMS Training Materials and Presentations

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2018-19 Data Collection Changes Webinar Presentation
Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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