This interchange defines grades for a grading period or group of grading periods. Grades are defined for groups of grading periods in the case where the grade is cumulative over a semester or academic year (also referred to as "final 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 Student Grade Interchange can be used to:
Exchange a student’s full or partial academic record or transcript.
Exchange interim, grading period, semester, or final report card data.
Exchange students’ graduation information.
The following figure shows a logical view of the Student Grade Interchange schema:
The following table describes the primary entities of which the Student Grade Interchange is composed.
|ReportCard||This educational entity represents the collection of student grades for courses taken during a grading period.|
|Grade||This educational entity represents an overall score or assessment tied to a course over a period of time (i.e., the grading period). Student grades are usually a compilation of marks and other scores.|
|CompetencyObjective||This entity holds additional competencies for student achievement that are not associated with specific learning objectives (e.g., paying attention in class).|
|LearningObjective||This entity represents identified learning objectives for courses in specific grades.|
|StudentCompetencyObjective||This entity represents the competency assessed or evaluated for the student against a specific competency objective.|
|StudentLearningObjective||This entity represents the competency assessed or evaluated for the student against a specific learning objective.|
This interchange includes the following Extended References.
|Extended Reference Name||Description|
|EducationOrganizationReference||Required. Identifies the education organization that issued the report card.|
|GradingPeriodReference||Required. Indicates the grading period for a grade, report card, learning objective, or competency objective.|
|MandatingEducationOrganizationReference||Optional. Relates the entity mandating the use of the content standard.|
|StudentProgramAssociationReference||Optional. Relates the student and program associated with the learning objective or competency objective.|
|StudentReference||Required. Identifies the student that is associated with the report card, learning objective, or competency objective.|
|StudentSectionAssociationReference||Required/Optional. Relates the student and section associated with the grade, or (optionally) learning objective or competency objective.|
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.
|AcademicSubjectDescriptor||Required. The description of the content or subject area (e.g., arts, mathematics, reading, stenography, or a foreign language).|
Required. The CompetencyLevel assessed for the student for the referenced learning objective or competency objective.
|CountryDescriptor||Optional. This descriptor defines the name and code of the country.|
|GradeLevelDescriptor||Required. The grade level for which the LearningObjective is targeted.|
|GradingPeriodDescriptor||Optional. The name of the period for which grades are reported, the objective is targeted,|
|StudentIdentificationSystemDescriptor||Optional. A coding scheme that is used for identification and record-keeping purposes by schools, social services, or other agencies to refer to a student.|
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