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Downloading the Ed-Fi Data Standard

This section provides detail about how to access the Ed-Fi Data Standard.

Downloading the v2.0 XML Data Exchange Material

The technical material comprising the XML Data Exchange Framework is freely available for download on this site.

Downloading other versions of the Ed-Fi Data Standard XML Data Exchange Material

All versions of the Ed-Fi Data Standard including previously published versions and RFC material are contained in a public GitHub repository. The repository is named Ed-Fi-Standard and is managed within the Ed-Fi Alliance organization.

To download and extract the repository archive, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to and download the repository archive to your local drive using the Download ZIP button.
  2. Open the ZIP file and extract the contents to a local folder.
  3. The compressed ZIP file contains an embedded folder named “Ed-Fi-Standard-master” and child folders therein for each Ed-Fi Data Standard release up to the most recent.

Terms and Conditions

The v2.0 XML Data Exchange Material is © 2015 The Ed-Fi Alliance. Any modification to the Ed-Fi Data Standard must conform with the Ed-Fi Extension Framework Guidelines available on You may download, use, copy, and redistribute the Ed-Fi Data Standard, provided that you include this notice.

Getting Started Documentation Contents

Find out more about how to get started with Ed-Fi Data Standard v2.0: