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.
The Standards Interchange can be used to:
Exchange learning standard information to be used when defining courses, assessments and grades.
Exchange learning objective information to be used when defining courses, assessments and grades.
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.
This entity represents identified learning objectives for courses in specific grades.
This entity (often a sub-element of a learning objective) consists of a precise statement of the expectation of a student's proficiency.
This interchange includes the following Extended References.
Extended Reference Name
Optional. Relates the entity mandating the use of the content standard.
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.
Required. 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 XMLData File: