Common Education Data Standards

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Type of Topic: Initiative
Original Publication Date: 2/1/2010
Last Modified: 2/23/2011

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the association of State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) are collaborating with their members, the U.S. Department of Education, and national educational entities toward the development of model data standards for K-12 and postsecondary education. The goals of this collaborative effort are to leverage and create model data standards and a set of tools that will attract widespread, voluntary adoption and ultimately enhance policymaking and student achievement by producing comparable and portable data.

The Common Education Data Standard (CEDS) Elements are a frequently used subset of data elements that provide uniform definitions and formats. They allow consistent and comparable data to be used throughout all education levels and sectors necessary to support improved student achievement.  

Additional information about the efforts of the consortium and the initiative overall, including an introductory PowerPoint and frequently asked questions, can be accessed at the following link:  http://www.commoneddatastandards.org/ 

Important News:  The First Draft of version 2.0, currently being developed by NCES and a representative group of stakeholders from the education community, became available for public comment beginning July 18.  You are highly encouraged to review the draft and provide input at http://nces.ed.gov/programs/ceds/version2/data_elements.asp 


 

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CEDS Statement of PurposeThe Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the association of State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) are collaborating with their members, the U.S. Department of Education, and national educational entities toward the development of model data standards for K-12 and postsecondary education.2/23/2011 9:53:09 AM.pdf

 

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