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Best Practices Competition


Now in its 15th 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 Best Practices Competition for 2013 is open for submissions until close of business Monday April 1, 2014. 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.

Examples

  • Standardization of data definitions
  • Standardization of data formats or transmission protocols
  • Articles on benefits of standardization
  • Demonstrations or pilot programs utilizing data standards
  • Initiatives moving from a paper process to electronic delivery using an electronic standard

All entries should be submitted by April 1, 2014 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 Data Summit and the award presentation will be made during the general session of the Data Summit.

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PAST WINNERS


2012

OCAS
OCAS

2011
NCES
CEDS

2010
South Carolina
Transfer & Articulation Center

2009
College Foundation of North Carolina
Electronic High School Transcript System

2008
California Community College System
California Statewide Electronic Exchange Program (CCCTran)
and
University System of Georgia Board of Regents
Implementation of High School and Postsecondary XML Transcripts

2007
Sinclair Community College and Wright State University
Exchange of Electronic Transcripts via Ohio Board of Regents Articulation and Transfer Clearinghouse

2006
Data Quality Campaign (DQC)
Using Data to Improve Student Achievement

2005
NCHELP Electronic Standards Committee (ESC)
CRC Beta Test
CRC Beta Test Process
Closed Beta Test Issues
CRC Industry Testing Functions Matrix
CRC Beta Presentation

2004
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

2003
SIF Association (SIFA)
SIF Specification

2002
ELMNet and Meteor
ELM Resources - ELMNet and NCHELP Meteor Advisory Team - Meteor
ELMNet and Meteor

2001
NCHELP Electronic Standards Committee (ESC)
Common Account Maintenance

2000
University of Northern Iowa
EDI Bridge

1999
Ontario Universities' Application Centre
A Model of an Electronic Standardization Initiative

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