Leading the ESTABLISHMENT AND ADOPTION OF TRUSTED, FREE & OPEN DATA STANDARDS ACROSS THE EDUCATION DOMAIN SINCE 1997
P O S T S E C O N D A R Y E L E C T R O N I C S T A N D A R D S C O U N C I L
The focus of the PESC EdPlan Workgroup is establishment of a PESC Approved Standard that can be used by institutions, state and provincial educational systems and higher education systems service providers to facilitate the exchange of education plans between entities.
Currently, without a standard Ed Plans are not interoperable, making it difficult for these data to follow students as they transfer between colleges, or allow for these data to be leveraged in programs aimed at student success.
The data from these plans, with the EdPlan standard, enables the review of student progression within education plans, the transfer of credits from one education plan to another, and improves services for students within an institution, within a higher education system, within states and provinces and across the higher education system at-large.
In addition, this standard would help facilitate statistical review of the education plans pursued by students as well as their applicability toward transfer or the workforce.