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eXtensible Markup Language. All XML standards are listed below.  XML, 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.

PDF - Portable Document Format is a technology enabling the exchange of digital documents and data.  The PESC Approved PDF Standard version 1.0 released February 7, 2007 supports the traditional exchange of PDF documents and enables the actual data to be included in the exchange as well.

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PESC APPROVED STANDARDS


  • are available openly and free of charge for education, teaching, learning, workforce, health, medical, military and government communities - the cornerstone principle of PESC, PESC's Mission & Membership.

  • are Workgroup developed, approved, ratified and maintained through an open, transparent, rigorous, community-based, collaborative process, including a public notification when development initiates and a formal 30-day public comment period before approval all governed by PESC Members.  

  • 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 of 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.


FREE & OPEN STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT


PESC’s standards development model welcomes the

entire community to help develop lifelong data standarda!

PESC Workgroups (or Development Workgroups) looking to produce a PESC APPROVED STANDARD – XML, JSON, JSON-LD, etc., are now fully free & open, meaning everyone can participate whether a PESC Member or not.  Eligibility to serve as Chair (or Co-Chair) and the right to vote on the Workgroup, however, is only available to PESC Member organizations on the Workgroup.


As PESC relies on Members to help fund and drive PESC, reserving leadership roles and voting rights for PESC Members – the stakeholders most likely to adopt and implement standards – provides a fairer and more equitable voice.

PESC looks to capture the best wisdom and intelligence from the broadest group within the community to inform its development process, and thereby produce more robust, usable, ‘lifelong learning’ data standards.  Prohibiting non-Member organizations and stakeholders from participating and contributing ideas and efforts, when they are willing to but not yet ready to become a Member, does not serve PESC or the community.

With this PESC Workgroup model, the entire community is now welcome and able to participate in PESC Workgroups and the mission of data standardization can now be adopted broadly and widely.  PESC Members continue to serve as the leaders and funders of PESC, enabling PESC to offer all data standards free and without charge.

​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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EDI or Electronic Data Interchange.  All EDI Standards are listed below.  First introduced in 1968, EDI 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 the Introduction and Overview of SPEEDE/ExPRESS

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