WHO WE ARE


​​​ESTABLISHED IN 1997 AT THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, PESC IS AN INTERNATIONAL, 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT, COMMUNITY-BASED, UMBRELLA ASSOCIATION HEADQUARTERED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. OF:


  • Data, Software & Technology Service Providers
  • Schools, Districts, Colleges & Universities
  • College, University & State/Province Systems
  • Local, State/Province & Federal Government Offices
  • Professional, Commercial & Non-Profit Organizations
  • Non-Profit Associations & Foundations​​



Our Mission


Through open, transparent community participation, PESC enables cost-effective connectivity between data systems in order to accelerate performance and service, to simplify data access and research, and to improve data quality along the Education lifecycle.



Our Vision


PESC envisions global interoperability within the Education domain, supported by a trustworthy, inter-connected network built by, for, and between communities of interest in which data flows digitally and seamlessly from one community or system to another and throughout the entire eco-system when and where needed without compatibility barriers but in a safe, secure, reliable, legal, and efficient manner.



Goals of the Mission

Goals of the PESC Mission Include: promoting student-centric, hub and spoke, federated identity, and similarly proven models of interoperability; fostering open, transparent collaboration across global education sectors; improving institutional performance and data quality; simplifying access and reducing cost; and enabling sustainable best practices and innovative solutions that streamline emerging technologies and disparate information systems.



PESC Technology


PESC Technology is community-sourced and driven by PESC serving as an incubator to pilot and launch data standards using an open, transparent and collaborative process; and serving as a data standards-development and data standards-setting body governing resource mapping and maintenance of education eco-system schemas, taxonomies and shared code sets in various technologies (EDI, XML, PDF, JSON, etc.).



About Privacy​


​​While PESC promotes the implementation and usage of data exchange standards, PESC does not set (create or establish) policies related to privacy and security. Organizations and entities using PESC Approved Standards and services should ensure they comply with FERPA and all local, state, federal and international rules on privacy and security as applicable.​​​







PESC leads 

the establishment & adoption of

open data standards across the

education domain by serving as an 

open standards-development and

open standards-setting body.


PESC Members believe

that fostering open, transparent collaboration

across educational communities to solve

common, industry-shared problems brings

much needed clarity and coherence

to the education eco-system.

PESC IS A PROUD EXHIBITOR AT 


AACRAO ANNUAL CONFERENCE


ARUCC ANNUAL CONFERENCE


STATS-DC CONFERENCE 
NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS

US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION​




PESC PARTNERS INCLUDE


AACRAO          APEREO          ARUCC


EMREX      ERASMUS WITHOUT PAPER


GRONINGEN DECLARATION NETWORK


HR OPEN STANDARDS


INTERNET2           SHEEO


US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S CEDS




PESC'S STRONG HISTORY INCLUDES 

 
AACRAO, SPEEDE, EDI, ANSI, X12, CANADA, 
​US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, Y2K

2017 Marks PESC's 20th Year Anniversary!


In fulfilling its non-profit mission, all PESC Approved Standards and technical information 

are made available to the education community online free of charge.


PESC | MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDERS. ONE VISION.

​​

ACTIVATING INTEROPERABILITY ACROSS  THE  EDUCATION LIFECYCLE


PESC - Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council
FALL 2017 DATA SUMMIT
PESC Celebrates 20th Anniversary in 2017

Register Now

FALL 2017 DATA SUMMIT

OCTOBER 25 - 27, 2017

COMMUNITY SOURCED.  OPEN STANDARDS.

PESC APPROVED STANDARD | Common XML Credential for Certificates, Degrees & Diplomas

PESC IS A PROUD MEMBER or AFFILIATE


AACRAO


GRONINGEN DECLARATION NETWORK


NATIONAL FORUM ON EDUCATION STATISTICS

NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS

US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION




​PESC IS SPONSORED ANNUALLY BY


CREDENTIALS SOLUTIONS


NATIONAL STUDENT CLEARINGHOUSE


ORACLE


PARCHMENT




PESC IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF


AIR ANNUAL CONFERENCE


ANNUAL CALIFORNIA ELECTRONIC

TRANSCRIPTS WORKSHOP

& CCCAPPLY