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XML High School Transcript



July 5, 2006

XML High School Transcript Approved as PESC Standard

1st XML Standard for High School Transcript Bridges Secondary and Postsecondary Communities

The Board of Directors and Steering Committee of the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC) are pleased to announce the release of the XML High School Transcript Standard as a PESC Member-Approved National Education Community Standard. This effort marks a significant milestone and achievement for the education community, the Standardization of Postsecondary Education Electronic Data Exchange (SPEEDE) Committee of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), and for PESC.

"The adoption of the High School Transcript by PESC Members is a significant milestone, and comes at a great time for California's K-12 and postsecondary communities," states L. Russ Brawn, Chief Operations Officer for the California School Information Services (CSIS). "Having reliable XML-based standard transactions to facilitate matriculation into higher education builds on commitments we made some years back to leverage inherent XML advantages in doing work over the Internet," Mr. Brawn who also serves as Director of the California Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA), continues. "PESC brought focus to this concept and CSIS is proud of our involvement in that effort. Standards do work."

The High School Transcript is a specification designed for use by secondary and postsecondary educational institutions, state agencies, and software vendors to communicate current and historical student academic records. The High School Transcript contains personal history and identifying information about the student, the current academic status, dates of attendance, courses completed with grades earned, diplomas and certificates awarded, and selected test scores.

PESC Members that approved the High School Transcript as a National Education Community Standard include:

  • AcademyOne
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
  • AES
  • California Community College System
  • Citibank
  • The College Board
  • Community College of the Air Force
  • Consumer Bankers Association (CBA)
  • Datatel
  • ELM Resources
  • Florida State University
  • Georgia Board of Regents
  • Iowa State University
  • Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
  • Miami University - DARS
  • National Association of Student Loan Administrators (NASLA)
  • National Career Assessment Services Inc. (NCASI)
  • National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs (NCHELP)
  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • Nelnet
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Purdue University
  • Sallie Mae
  • Student Loan Servicing Alliance (SLSA)
  • SunGard Higher Education
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Illinois Student Financial Services
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Virginia
  • USA Funds
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Wachovia Education Finance
  • XAP Corporation

For any organization looking to communicate their specific use and adoption of the High School Transcript, please contact Michael Sessa directly at michael.sessa@PESC.org 202.261.6516.

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PPTPresentation at NCES/STATS-DC July 26, 2006

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