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PESC APPROVED STANDARDS


​​​​PESC APPROVED STANDARDS

(Files download in zip format)​

  


ALL PESC APPROVED STANDARDS INCLUDE:


- XML schemas that outline data file design and structure


- Implementation Guides that help explain & describe adoption & use


- Instance Documents that display examples based on fictitious data


Dependent on when it was developed and released, each PESC APPROVED STANDARD is also based on a specific version of the:


- Academic Record Sector


- Core Main Components


  (both explicitly included for each zip download)


- PESC's XML Technical Specification



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​​​OVERVIEW


PESC APPROVED STANDARDS

are available openly, and free of charge, for the PK20 education community, a cornerstone principle of PESC, its Mission and Membership.


PESC APPROVED STANDARDS

are developed, approved, ratified and maintained through a transparent, open, rigorous community-based collaborative process, which includes a formal public notification when development initiates, and a formal public comment period for developed & proposed standards, all governed by PESC Members.  


PESC APPROVED STANDARDS

are used, implemented, adopted and integrated in applications, products and services; support a business process or transaction, and; can be implemented or used one independently from another.


CURRENT VERSIONS AND RELEASES  


This table details all PESC APPROVED STANDARDS and their corresponding versions.  To ensure that all the correct and accurate information is made available to the PESC Membership and public, downloading any PESC APPROVED STANDARD will automatically include all corresponding versions and information respective to that PESC APPROVED STANDARD.


NOTE:  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.


PESC APPROVED STANDARD

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VERSION

 Academic College Transcript 1.0 - 1.1
 Academic ePortfolio 1.0
 Academic High School Transcript 1.0 - 1.6
 Academic Record 1.0 - 1.11
 Admissions Application 1.0 - 1.4
 Common Credential                  NEW 1.0
 Core Main 1.0 - 1.18
 Data Transport 1.0, 2.0
 EDI
 Education Course Inventory 1.0
 Education Test Score Reporting 1.0 - 1.1
 Functional Acknowledgment 1.0 - 1.2
 PDF Attachment 1.0
 Request - Response 1.0
 Student Aid
 -- CRC 1.2 - 1.4
 -- Online Loan Counseling 1.0 -1.2
 -- Student Loan Detail Portfolio 1.0. 2.0