Now in its 16th year, the Best Practices Competition is held to highlight and promote innovation and ingenuity in the application and 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 16th Annual Best Practices Competition for 2014 is open for submissions until close of business Monday April 1, 2015. 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 should be submitted by April 1, 2015 to Michael.Sessa@PESC.org or at:
President & CEO
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 Data Summit and the award presentation will be made during the general session of the Data Summit.
University of Phoenix - eTAP (Electronic Transcript Acquisition Process)
College Foundation of North Carolina
Electronic High School Transcript System
California Community College System
California Statewide Electronic Exchange Program (CCCTran)
University System of Georgia Board of Regents
Implementation of High School and Postsecondary XML Transcripts
Sinclair Community College and Wright State University
Exchange of Electronic Transcripts via Ohio Board of Regents Articulation and Transfer Clearinghouse
Data Quality Campaign (DQC)
Using Data to Improve Student Achievement
U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA)
XML Registry and Repository for the Education Community
XML Registry and Repository User Guide
SIF Association (SIFA)
ELMNet and Meteor
ELM Resources - ELMNet and NCHELP Meteor Advisory Team - Meteor
ELMNet and Meteor
NCHELP Electronic Standards Committee (ESC)
Common Account Maintenance
University of Northern Iowa
Ontario Universities' Application Centre
A Model of an Electronic Standardization Initiative
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