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EDI or Electronic Data Interchange, first introduced in 1968, is a technology for exchanging organized or structured data, using agreed upon protocols and standards from one computer system to another without human intervention. While PESC has adopted certain EDI standards as PESC APPROVED STANDARDS and hosts corresponding EDI Implementation Guides, users must obtain the EDI standards from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  For more information, please see theIntroduction and Overview of SPEEDE/ExPRESS.

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>> PESC APPROVED STANDARDS <<


are available openly and free of charge, for the education, teaching and learning communities, a cornerstone principle of PESC, its Mission and Membership.


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are workgroup developed, approved, ratified, & maintained through a transparent, open, rigorous community-based collaborative process, including a formal public notification when development initiates and a formal public comment period before approval, all governed by PESC Members.  


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are platform and application neutral; used, implemented, adopted and integrated in systems, networks, applications, products & services; are hub & spoke and web services friendly; support a transaction or business process; can be implemented or used one independently from another.​​​


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One PESC APPROVED STANDARD (e.g. the High School Transcript) may be made available in several different technologies (e.g. EDI & XML), providing more technical choice for a user PESC APPROVED STANDARDS. 


The EDI, JSON, PDF & XML data modeling guidelines & specifications, definitions and business processes are aligned and governed under PESC's Standards Development Forum for Education.  This alignment instills trust between different technologies, enables reliable data mapping across different technologies, and ensures data quality & integrity across different technologies.


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PESC APPROVED STANDARDS, Technology & Services are community-sourced and driven by PESC serving as an incubator to pilot and launch data standards using an open, transparent and collaborative process; and by PESC serving as an open, data standards-development and open, data standards-setting body.  

PESC governs resource mapping and maintenance of education eco-system taxonomies, schemas and shared code sets in various technologies (e.g. EDI, XML, PDF, JSON) produced and released as PESC APPROVED STANDARDS.  


​For use of PESC APPROVED STANDARDS, 
the PESC Website & PESC Work Products 

in which you do not mention or

provide attribution to PESC,

use, access and downloading of 
PESC APPROVED STANDARDS 
are provided openly and free of charge.  
You can also develop derivative products and

services from PESC APPROVED STANDARDS 
and you are responsible for any use of 
PESC APPROVED STANDARDS you make.


FOR XML 


>> PESC APPROVED STANDARDS <<


For XML, PESC APPROVED STANDARDS include:


  • XML schema that outline data file design & record structure
  • Implementation Guides that explain & describe adoption, integration & use
  • Instance Documents that display examples based on sample data​ (This mandate is a recent requirement and may not be included in some.)


Dependent on when developed and released, each are based on specific versions of:


The Academic Record is an XML schema that contains a dictionary of element type definitions that can be used to construct and validate XML messages. The library contains element types that are specific to information about a student's academic experience and accomplishments.  

Core Main is also an XML schema that contains a dictionary of common element type definitions that can be used to construct and validate XML messages.


​The PESC XML Technical Specification outlines PESC XML Schema Structure, development methodology and design rules.


FOR EDI 

>> PESC APPROVED STANDARDS <<

While PESC has adopted certain EDI standards as PESC APPROVED STANDARDS and hosts corresponding EDI Implementation Guides, users must obtain the EDI standards from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  For more information, please see the Introduction & Overview of SPEEDE/ExPRESS.





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XML, eXtensible Markup Language, an offshoot of Standard Generalized Markup Language or SGML, is a programming language created in 1998.  PESC APPROVED STANDARDS in XML, governed & maintained by PESC, are comprised of:  XML schema, Implementation Guide, Instance Documentation.  Dependent on when developed & released, each is based on a specific version of:  the Academic Record Sector, Core Main Components, & PESC's XML Technical Specification.

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