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The Standards Interchange describes learning objectives and learning standards taught in courses, tested by assessments, and logged as grades.

Like all standard Ed-Fi interchanges, this schema references the Ed-Fi Core XSD and can be extended using the Ed-Fi Extensions Framework. See the Ed-Fi Data Standard: Developers' Guide for more information.

Use Cases

The Standards Interchange can be used to:

  1. Exchange learning standard information to be used when defining courses, assessments and grades.
  2. Exchange learning objective information to be used when defining courses, assessments and grades.

Model Details

The following figure shows a logical view of the Standards Interchange schema:



The following table describes the primary entities of which the Standards Interchange is composed. 

LearningObjectiveThis entity represents identified learning objectives for courses in specific grades.
LearningStandardThis entity (often a sub-element of a learning objective) consists of a precise statement of the expectation of a student's proficiency.

Extended References

This interchange includes the following Extended References. 

Extended Reference NameDescription
EducationOrganizationReferenceOptional. Relates the entity mandating the use of the content standard.

Descriptor Dependencies

This interchange references the following Ed-Fi Descriptors, thus requiring them to have been defined using the Descriptors interchange prior to this interchange. For more information on the Ed-Fi Descriptor Pattern, see the Ed-Fi Data Standard - Developers' Guide.

Descriptor NameDescription
AcademicSubjectDescriptorRequired. The description of the content or subject area (e.g., arts, mathematics, reading, stenography, or a foreign language).

Required. The grade level for which the LearningObjective or LearningStandard is targeted.


The following link is a ZIP archive containing the XSD for the Standards Interchange v2.0 along with the Ed-Fi Core XSD and a Sample XML Data File:

A ZIP archive containing all v2.0 Ed-Fi Standard Interchange Schema can be found in the Download Directory.


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