Direct Certification

Award-winning Performance

PrimeroEdge received the 2012 USDA Award for Outstanding Direct Certification Performance for helping the state of West Virginia achieve 100% Direct Certification.

Sophisticated Matching

Many State Agencies do not have students SSNs in the statewide student information system, DHHS files do not include student IDs and names, addresses or other information may appear incorrectly in different files.

PrimeroEdge’s sophisticated matching algorithm allows State Agencies to create customized matching criteria. The algorithm includes match merging, phonetic matching and probabilistic matching through a combination of several fields during multiple matching process iterations. Match names with the same pronunciation, even if there are minor variations in spelling with Phonetic Matching.

• First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth and Address

• First Name, Last Name, Day of Birth, Month of Birth, Year of Birth, Address and Guardian Name

• Unique fields – SSN, Statewide Student ID, Local ID

• Non-unique fields – First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth

• Names and addresses with removal of additional characters

• Two out of three date parts – day, month and year instead of entire date of birth

• First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth and Address

• First Name, Last Name, Day of Birth, Month of Birth, Year of Birth, Address and Guardian Name

Upload SFA student files and match against relevant files available for direct certification. SFAs can quickly download matched files.

Not Just SNAP

Import other files available at the state level such as Foster, Migrant or Medicaid. Automatically or manually import files on demand as they are received from external agencies.

Customers

  • Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
  • Hawaii Department of Education
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
  • South Dakota Department of Education
  • West Virginia Department of Education
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
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