​​​who we are


Established in 1997 at the National Center for Higher Education, PESC is an international, 501(c)(3) non-profit, open community-based, umbrella member 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.


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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PESC APPROVED STANDARD | Common XML Credential for Certificates, Degrees & Diplomas
PESC | MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDERS. ONE VISION.
PESC Celebrates 20th Anniversary in 2017
PESC - Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council
2017 Marks PESC's 20th Year Anniversary!


ACTIVATING INTEROPERABILITY ACROSS THE EDUCATION LIFECYCLE

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 MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDERS. ONE VISION.

PESC is sponsored annually by

Credentials Solutions

National Student Clearinghouse

Oracle

Parchment


PESC partners include

AACRAO

APEREO

ARUCC

EMREX

EWP

Groningen Declaration Network

Internet2

SHEEO

US Department of Education’s Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) Initiative



 IN FULFILLING ITS NON-PROFIT MISSION, 
ALL PESC APPROVED STANDARDS 
ARE MADE AVAILABLE 
TO THE EDUCATION COMMUNITY 
ONLINE FREE OF CHARGE.

PESC LEADS

the establishment & adoption of

data exchange standards across the

education domain by serving as a

standards development and

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 sponsor of

AIR Annual Conference

Annual California Electronic Transcripts Workshop & CCCApply



PESC IS A PROUD MEMBER (AFFILIATE/SIGNATORY) of

AACRAO

Groningen Declaration Network

NATIONAL FORUM ON EDUCATION STATISTICS NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS (NCES) US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION



PESC IS A PROUD EXHIBITOR AT 
AACRAO ANNUAL MEETING
ARUCC ANNUAL MEETING
ANNUAL STATS-DC CONFERENCE 
NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS (NCES) US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION



PESC'S STRONG HISTORY INCLUDES  

AACRAO, SPEEDE, EDI, ANSI, X12, Canada, 

US Department of Education, Y2K