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The NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) uses a Unique Statewide Identifier (UID) System that is the cornerstone of the NC Common Education Data Analysis & Reporting System (CEDARS). The UID enables LEAs and Charter Schools to assign a unique statewide identifier for every student and staff member who participates in the NC education system at any point in time. The UID enables reliable matching of student-level and staff-level records over time and across DPI applications.

NC Student Identification System (Student UID)
Every student who participates in the North Carolina public school system is assigned a UID through the Power School student information system.

NC Staff Identification System (Staff UID)
Staff who participate in the North Carolina public school system are assigned a UID through the Unique Identifier for Staff System.