​​​20TH  ANNUAL 

BEST  PRACTICES COMPETITION


PROMOTING INNOVATION & INGENUITY

IN THE APPLICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INTEROPERABLE DATA STANDARDS

FOR BUSINESS NEEDS


OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS THROUGH

​APRIL 20, 2019.

PESC's Annual Best Practices Competition highlights & promotes innovation & ingenuity in the application & implementation of interoperable data standards for business needs. 


First held in 1999, the Competition is open to institutions, associations, organizations, government agencies and departments, districts, consortia, non-profit and commercial service providers and other education stakeholders that have collaborated to design and/or adopt an electronic standardization initiative via a specific implementation, and/or other medium such as, but not limited to, published articles and white papers. 


The Annual Best Practices Competition is open for submissions and can include descriptions of the scope of a project, participants, types of standards employed, relevant dates & project milestones, copies of articles (if an article submission), outline of mission/objectives and any related statistics (# of transactions transmitted, estimated cost savings, etc.).


​​Innovate, Collaborative, 
Real Solutions 
 

Maximize Automated, Reusable & 
Sustainable Technologies


Improve Institutional Performance, 
Student & Service Delivery, and Overall Connectivity 
Between Stakeholders


The Annual Best Practices Competition for 2019 is open for submissions until close of business Friday April 20, 2019.  Documents detailing the scope of a project, participants, type of standards employed, relevant dates of project milestones, copies of articles (if an article submission), outline of mission/objectives and any related statistics (number of transactions transmitted, estimated cost savings, etc.) should be included in the submission. 


All entries and submissions should be submitted by April 20, 2019 to Michael.Sessa@PESC.org or at:

Michael Sessa
President & CEO
PESC
1250 Connecticut Avenue, NW  Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20036

All entries will be judged by the PESC Board of Directors.  First place and those receiving special recognition will be notified immediately by PESC, an official public announcement will be made immediately before PESC’s Spring 2019 Data Summit being held in Washington DC at the Dupont Circle Hotel, and the award presentation will be made during the general session of the Data Summit.


2018​

Indiana Commission for Higher Education

One State, Two Initiatives:

Indiana's Embrace of e-Transcripts & Credential Engine


2017

iQ4 & National Student Clearinghouse

Extending the Capacity of Higher Education to Scale the Output of Verified Workforce-Ready Graduates

2016

University of Tennessee System & AcademyOne

Automating Reverse Transfer for the

State of Tennessee

2015

Elon University & Parchment

Elon Experiences Transcript and Integration

to the Academic Transcript


2014

University of Phoenix



2013

OCAS - Ontario College Application Service



2012

NCES - National Center for Education Statistics

U.S. Department of Education 



2011

South Carolina



2010

College Foundation of North Carolina



2009

California Community College Technology Center



2008

Sinclair Community College & Wainwright State University



2007

DQC - Data Quality Reminder



2006

NCHELP - National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs



2005

FSA - Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education



2004

SIFA - Schools Interoperability Framework Association



2003

ELM Resources & NCHELP - National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs



2002

NCHELP - National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs



2001

University of Northern Iowa



2000

OUAC - Ontario Universities Application Centre


 

BEST PRACTICES

ANNUAL BEST PRACTICES COMPETITION

1st PLACE WINNERS FOR 2018

Dr. Ken Sauer, Tari Lambert & Jillian Scholten of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education receiving 1st Place Award in 19th Annual Best Practices May 2, 2018 at PESC Spring 2018 Data Summit.

Indiana Commission for Higher Education | 1st Place Winner in PESC's 19th Annual Best Practices Competition for Use of PESC and Credential Engine

​​BEST PRACTICES


NEW

JULY 25, 2018

Dr. Ken Sauer of Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) Presents "One State, Two Initiatives: Indiana's Embrace of e-Transcripts and Credential Engine' at U.S. NCES STATS-DC Annual Conference July 25-27, 2018


NEW

​​​APRIL 30, 2018
Indiana Commission for Higher Education Wins 1st Place in PESC 19th Annual Best Practices Competition 2018 for "One State, Two Initiatives:  Indiana's Embrace of e-Transcripts and Credential Engine"


​​​APRIL 17, 2017

iQ4 and National Student Clearinghouse Win 1st Place in PESC 18th Annual Best Practices Competition


APRIL 12, 2016

The University of Tennessee System and AcademyOne Win 1st Place in PESC 17th Annual Best Practices Competition


APRIL 27, 2015

Elon University and Parchment Win 1st Place in 16th Annual Best Practices Competition


2014

University of Phoenix Wins 1st Place in PESC 15th Annual Best Practices Competition


2013

OCAS Wins 1st Place in PESC 14th Annual Best Practices Competition


2012

NCES Wins 1st Place in PESC 13th Annual Best Practices Competition


2011

South Carolina Wins 1st Place in PESC 12th Annual Best Practices Competition


2010

College Foundation of North Carolina Wins 1st Place in PESC 11th Annual Best Practices Competition


2009

California Community Colleges Technology Center Wins 1st Place in PESC 10th Annual Best Practices Competition







​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Leading the  ESTABLISHMENT & ADOPTION O​​OPEN, TRUSTED DATA STANDARDS ​ACROSS THE EDUCATION DOMAIN

PESC - Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council | Leading the Establishment and Adoption of Open Data Standards Across the Education Domain | XML | EDI | JSON | Transcripts | Credentials
1Q4 & National Student Clearinghouse | 1st Place Winners in PESC's 18th Annual Best Practices Competition

Unlock the Mobility of Education Data with PESC Approved Standards​ , Technology & Services

1st PLACE WINNERS FOR 2017

Peter Meehan of iQ4 and Doug Falk of National Student Clearinghouse receiving 1st Place Award in 18th Annual Best Practices May 3, 2017.