​​STANDARDS FORUM

STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT FORUM FOR EDUCATION

Governing PESC Approved Standards

​​​Standards Development

FORUM FOR EDUCATION

is the governing body that

develops, produces, manages & maintains

all PESC APPROVED STANDARDS

ensuring alignment & coordination with

community initiatives & adherence to 

PESC's Policies & Procedures Manual

for Standards Development, 

Approval & Maintenance.

​​Standards Development 

FORUM FOR EDUCATION 

founded August 4, 2002

includes all Workgroups,

development initiatives & efforts; &

is the authoritative body that governs

resource mapping & maintenance of

education ecosystem schemas, taxonomies &

shared code sets in various technologies

(e.g. EDI, XML, PDF, JSON, etc.).​


Standards Development

FORUM FOR EDUCATION

is governed by the

Change Control Board (CCB),

Education Record User Group (ERUG),

Technical Advisory Board (TAB) &

Steering Committee;

with reporting directly to the

PESC Board of Directors.


STEERING COMMITTEE


Kristi Blabaum

Systems Integration Analyst, Great Lakes

Chair, Change Control Board

Michael Morris

Director, Quality Management

EIS-Quality Assurance, ACT

Chair, Technical Advisory Board

Susan McCrackin

Senior Director, Financial Aid Methodology

College Board

Chair, Steering Committee


Matt Bemis

Associate Registrar

University of Southern California

Co-Chair, ERUG


Jason Weaver

Senior Director,Prodcuts

Parchment

​Co-Chair, ERUG



MEETING SCHEDULE

Weekly - Fridays 11am EST


LISTS

CCB@lists.pesc.org


ER_USERGROUP@lists.pesc.org


​PESCforum@lists.pesc.org


PESCTAB@lists.pesc.org​



​Development initiates through Workgroups,
comprised of PESC Member representatives,
signified with submission of a Letter of Intent.

SAMPLE LETTER OF INTENT

POLICIES & PROCEDURES MANUAL

IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE TEMPLATE

SUBMISSION FORM FOR CCB

STATUS UPDATE REPORTING FORM



WHAT IS THE STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT FORUM?
WHAT IS THE CHANGE CONTROL BOARD (CCB)?
WHAT IS THE TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD (TAB)?
WHAT ARE PESC APPROVED STANDARDS?
WHAT IS SEAL OF APPROVAL?

WHAT DOES VOLUNTARY CONSENSUS-BASED REALLY MEAN?
How did it start?
Who is involved?
What are the benefits?
How is it governed?
What is the current status?
How much does it cost?
How do I get involved?





PESC Compliant JSON and

XML Request/Response

Proposed as Standards

30 Day Public Comment Period Open

Comments Requested from the Public


​December 11, 2018


“PESC Compliant JSON v 1.0” is being proposed by the Standards Development Forum for Education as a PESC Approved Standard.


Simultaneously, “Request/Response v 1.0 in XML” is also being proposed as a PESC Approved Standard. 


As part of PESC’s process and procedures for Standards Development, Approval & Maintenance, proposed standards are shared with the public, a necessary and critical step, prior to approval and ratification. 

Organizations use PESC as a neutral link to the education community to ensure an open, transparent process when new electronic reporting, transactional formats or rules are needed.  This process, based on collaboration, specifies mandatory, proactive efforts be made to ensure the public has sufficient time and preparation in knowing about upcoming PESC Approved Standards that may directly or indirectly impact their business processes before release as a national and/or international standard. 

In asking the public for comment now, we seek the public’s opinion on the proposed Standards to ensure that when used and if implemented according to how it they are described, they will serve the need that is envisioned.


Public comments can recommend improvements and/or additions or present questions for clarification on one or both, so that the Standards once finalized and released are that much more improved.  PESC Approved Standards, made available openly and free of charge, identify key data elements needed, how data should be packaged and include supporting rules and documentation that describe specific design and technical requirements.


PESC Compliant JSON

Public Comments Requested

Public Comment Period Open December 11, 2018
Public Comment Period Closed January 14, 2019



Request/Response in XML

Public Comments Requested

Public Comment Period Open December 11, 2018
Public Comment Period Closed January 14, 2019



“As PESC Members are heavy users and promoters of XML, our first task is to provide a JSON migration strategy to these early adopters,” states Michael Sessa, PESC President and CEO.  “PESC’s focus, in partnership with Access 4 Learning and Credential Engine in the JSON-LD Task Force, now turns to the next phase of development – JSON-LD [JavaScript Object Notation for Linked Data].” 



For Request and Response:

“Transcript” no longer appears in any of the element names.  New types: RequestDetailsType (from RequestType) and ResponseDetailsType (from ResponseType) have been created that contain the new DocumentDescriptionType and DocumentRecipientType (cloned from RecipientType).  These new types allow replacing “Transcript” with “Document” in the element names without affecting the transcript standards.  As a result, the transcript request and response elements are unchanged.  The Implementation Guide and Instance Documents have been updated to be consistent with the changed Schemas.  Changes to the Currency Types are also included.




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The schedule for PESC Member Voting:



Monday February 11, 2019


VOTING OPEN


PESC issues ballots

PESC Members in good standing vote

(two weeks-ten business days)



Monday February 25, 2019


VOTING CLOSED


(end of business day)




Monday March 04, 2019


PESC BOARD RATIFICATION




Monday March 11, 2019    


PESC Compliant JSON v 1.0

and

XML Request/Response v 1.0

released as free PESC Approved Standards

(may occur March 04, 2019)







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Standards Development

FORUM FOR EDUCATION

is the governing body that

develops, produces, manages & maintains 

all  PESC APPROVED STANDARDS​.​




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MEMBER VOTE ON

PESC COMPLIANT JSON v 1.0

and

XML Request/Response v 1.0



After many, many months of analysis, research and discussion, PESC's Technical Advisory Board (TAB), Change Control Board (CCB) and PESC Members are preparing for the final steps in the data standards development, approval and maintenance process for PESC Approved Standards. 


Produced through the JSON Task Force, a collaboration of A4L, Credential Engine and PESC working toward a unified JSON strategy, a special thanks to Michael Morris of ACT and PESC Technical Advisory Board Chair and JSON Task Force Co-Chair; and John Lovell of A4L, JSON Task Force Co-Chair; and all Task Force members for their efforts, persistence and dedication.

With the official 30-day public comment period successfully completed, in which several technical and grammatical changes were made, PESC is now ready for PESC Members to vote on the proposed, new standard. 


PESC policies and procedures require a minimum of 80% approval of total votes cast in order to be submitted to the PESC Board of Directors for ratification and release as a PESC Approved Standard.