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PESC - Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council | Leading the Establishment and Adoption of Open Data Standards Across the Education Domain | XML | EDI | JSON | Transcripts | Credentials

WHO WE ARE


ADVOCATES | STAKEHOLDERS | DATA CHAMPIONS


PESC  IS AN OPEN STANDARDS-DEVELOPMENT AND OPEN STANDARDS-SETTING BODY (GOVERNED BY A VOLUNTARY CONSENSUS MODEL), WITH INDEPENDENT FUNDING BY MEMBERSHIP DUES AND SPONSORSHIPS, ENABLING PESC TO PROVIDE ALL PESC APPROVED STANDARDS AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE FREE AND WITHOUT CHARGE



ESTABLISHED IN 1997

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Established in 1997 at Dupont Circle's National Center for Higher Education, PESC operates as 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 learnerlifecycle.



>> OUR VISION <<


PESC envisions global mobility or interoperability within the learner domain supported by a trustworthy, inter-connected network built by, for & between communities of interest in which data flows digitally and seamlessly from one community, system or network 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-and learner centric design and data modeling, hub and spoke models, federated identity, and similarly proven models of interoperability; fostering open, transparent collaboration across global education and learning 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 APPROVED <<


PESC APPROVED STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY are 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 an open data standards-development and open data standards-setting body governing resource mapping and maintenance of education eco-system taxonomies, schemas and shared code sets in various technologies (EDI, XML, PDFxml, JSON) produced as PESC APPROVED STANDARDS.  PESC APPROVED STANDARDS are platform and application neutral; adopted and integrated in systems, networks, applications, products and services; support a transaction or business process, and; can be implemented or used one independently from another.​​​​



>> 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.​​​​​






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ABOUT US

OUR HISTORY, MISSION & VISION

PESC Leads

the establishment and adoption of open

data standards across the education community

by serving as an open standards-development and open standards-setting body producing

PESC APPROVED STANDARDS.


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 ecosystem.

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

PESC SPRING 2018 DATA SUMMIT
Common XML Credential for Certificates, Degrees & Diplomas Ratified as PESC Approved Standard

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


CEDS   |   EMREX   |   ERASMUS WITHOUT PAPER


GRONINGEN DECLARATION NETWORK


HR OPEN STANDARDS


INTERNET2  |   SHEEO




PESC'S STRONG HISTORY INCLUDES 

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


COLLABORATION FOR THE GREATER COMMON GOOD OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT


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.

​​​​​​​​​​Leading the   ESTABLISHMENT AND  ADOPTION OF  ​​OPEN  DATA  STANDARDS  ​ACROSS THE  EDUCATION  DOMAIN