The STANDARD | 20th Year Anniversary Edition | News and Commentary on Technology and Standards in Education from PESC
Groningen Declaration Network Annual Meeting 2017 at the University of Melbourne


PESC - Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council
PESC Celebrates 20th Anniversary in 2017



(Files download in zip format)​


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PESC also wants to hear  if you have specific, technical questions or want to add or expand PESC Approved Standards. If you have a file or document to share with PESC, you can submit that online too!


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 an open, transparent and rigorous, community-based collaborative process, which includes a public notification when development initiates, and a public comment period for developed and proposed standards, all governed by PESC Members.  

PESC APPROVED STANDARDS are adopted, implemented and used in applications, products and services; support a business transaction or process, and; each can be implemented or used one independently from another.  All PESC APPROVED STANDARDS include:

- XML schemas that outline data file design and structure

- Implementation Guides that help explain and describe adoption & use

- Instance Documents which display examples based on fictitious data

Each PESC APPROVED STANDARD, dependent on when it was developed and released, is based on a specific version of the Academic Record Sector, on a specific version of Core Main Components which are both explicitly included for each (zip download), and on PESC's XML Technical Specification.


​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.




 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
 Education Course Inventory 1.0
 Education Test Score Reporting 1.0 - 1.1
 Functional Acknowledgment 1.0 - 1.2
 -- 12 Month Enrollment 1, 2, 2.1
 -- Completions 1, 2
 -- Fall Enrollment 1, 1.2
 -- Graduation Rates 1, 2
 -- Student Financial Aid 1, 2, 2.1
  -- Enrollment Reporting 1.0
 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