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POSTSECONDARY ELECTRONIC STANDARDS  COUNCIL

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HR Open Standards | PESC Partner

MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDERS. ONE VISION.

EMREX | PESC Partner
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DegreeData | PESC Annual Gold Sponsor | Fall 2019 Data Summit Sponsor | Montreal | Oct 22 - 25, 2019
PESC Annual Diamond Sponsor Digitary
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Access 4 Learning | PESC Partner in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary & Postsecondary Education Data Standardization
Common Education Data Standards CEDS | National Center for Education Statistics NCES | PESC Partner
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PESC Approved Standards


PESC APPROVED STANDARDS, Technology and Services are community-sourced & driven

by PESC serving as an: 


- Incubator

- Standards-development body

- Standards-setting body


​​that pilots and launches data standards using an open, transparent and collaborative process; that governs resource mapping and maintenance of education ecosystem taxonomies, schemas and shared code sets in various technologies (e.g. EDI, XML, PDF, JSON) produced as PESC APPROVED STANDARDS.  


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



About Privacy


​​While PESC promotes the implementation and usage of data standards, PESC does not set (create or establish) policies related to data privacy, protection and security. Organizations and entities using PESC APPROVED STANDARDS, Technology and Services should ensure they comply with GDPR, FERPA and all local, state, federal and international rules on data privacy, protection and security as applicable.​​​​​​






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​PESC leads

the establishment & adoption of trusted, free & open

data standards across the education domain

by serving as an open standards-development and

open standards-setting body producing

PESC APPROVED STANDARDS.


PESC Members believe

that fostering open, transparent collaboration

across educational communities to solve

common, industry-shared problems brings

much needed clarity and coherence

to the education ecosystem.


PESC IS A PROUD EXHIBITOR AT 


AACRAO ANNUAL CONFERENCE


ARUCC ANNUAL CONFERENCE


STATS-DC CONFERENCE 
NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS

US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION​




PESC PARTNERS INCLUDE


AACRAO     |     APEREO


ARUCC     |     A4L


CONNECTING CREDENTIALS


CEDS     |     DXTERA INSTITUTE


EMREX     |     EWP


GRONINGEN DECLARATION NETWORK


HR OPEN STANDARDS     |     SHEEO




PESC'S HISTORY INCLUDES 

 
AACRAO, SPEEDE, EDI, ANSI, X12, CANADA, 
​US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, Y2K





PESC'S FOUNDING MEMBERS 1997




In fulfilling its non-profit mission, PESC makes all PESC APPROVED STANDARDS and

technical information available to the education community online free of charge.​

PESC | MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDERS. ONE VISION.

Our Mission


PESC leads the establishment & adoption

of trusted, free & open data standards

across the education domain.  


Through open, transparent, collaborative community participation and based on a voluntary consensus-based model, PESC enables cost-effective connectivity between data systems, applications and networks in order to accelerate performance and service, to simplify data access and research, and to improve data quality along the learner lifecycle.


Our Vision


PESC envisions complete, global connectivity within and throughout the education domain supported by a trustworthy, digital network built by, for and among all education sectors enabling necessary data to flow seamlessly and automatically from one network, system or application to another when and where needed without compatibility barriers, but through a safe, secure, reliable, legal and efficient platform.​


Goals of the Mission


PROMOTING

standards-based, lifelong student/learner-centric design & data models, hub & spoke models, federated identity, directory-based services and affiliated data-centric models of interoperability.


FOSTERING

open, transparent collaboration across all education, learning & workforce sectors


OPTIMIZING

institutional performance and data quality


SIMPLIFYING

access and reducing cost

ENABLING

sustainable best practices and innovative solutions that streamline emerging technologies  disparate information systems




ADVANCING LEARNER ACHIEVEMENT WORLDWIDE

Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada | PESC Partner
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PESC Annual Diamond Sponsor Parchment
Erasmus Without Paper | PESC Partner

Who We Are


ADVOCATES | STAKEHOLDERS | DATA CHAMPIONS


PESC is an open standards-development and open standards-setting body (governed by a voluntary consensus model), independently funded by meetings, membership dues and sponsorships, enabling PESC to provide, maintain & offer PESC Approved Standards and technical information free and without charge.


Established in 1997

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Established in 1997 at The National Center for Higher Education, the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council - PESC operates as an international 501(c)(3) non-profit, community-based, umbrella association headquartered in Washington, D.C. of:


-  Data, Software, Technology Service Providers & Vendors

-  Schools, Districts, Colleges & Universities

-  College, University & State/Provincial Systems

-  Local, State/Provincial & Federal Government Offices

-  Professional, Commercial & Non-Profit Organizations

-  Non-Profit Associations & Foundations​​

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About Us

Unlocking the Power of Education Data

What is PESC? This is PESC - The Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council | Leading the establishment & adoption of trusted, open data standards across the education domain


PESC IS A PROUD MEMBER or AFFILIATE


AACRAO


GRONINGEN DECLARATION NETWORK


NATIONAL FORUM ON EDUCATION STATISTICS

NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


T3 INNOVATION NETWORK

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION




​PESC IS SPONSORED ANNUALLY BY


DIGITARY


NATIONAL STUDENT CLEARINGHOUSE


PARCHMENT


DEGREEDATA


EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS




PESC IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF


AIR ANNUAL CONFERENCE


ANNUAL CALIFORNIA ELECTRONIC

TRANSCRIPTS WORKSHOP

& CCCAPPLY



Michael D. Sessa | PESC President & CEO | Your Chief Standards Evangelist
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PESC Annual Diamond Sponsor National Student Clearinghouse
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers | PESC Partner
The T3 Innovation Network Building off of existing initiatives, the T3 Innovation Network is exploring the emerging technologies and standards in the talent marketplace to better align student, workforce, and credentialing data with the needs of the new economy.
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Groningen Declaration Network | PESC Partner