Ed-Fi Request for Comment 11: ED-FI DATA STANDARD v3.0d Product: Ed-Fi Data Standard v3.0 Affects: Ed-Fi Unifying Data Model, Ed-Fi ODS / API, Ed-Fi Standard Interchange Schema Obsoletes: Ed-Fi Request for Comment 10: ED-FI DATA STANDARD v3.0c Obsoleted By: -- Status: Active Proposal for Release
Ed-Fi Alliance March 30, 2018
Release Candidate 1
Please note that this data standard is designated as Release Candidate 1. Active work on the standard has ceased and final version will be published once the data model designs have been validated in implementations. Users should expect minimal-to-no differences between this version and the final version.
This Request for Comment (RFC) includes materials that describe proposed revisions to the Ed-Fi Data Standard. The material in this RFC is designated v3.0d to distinguish the artifacts from previous releases and subsequent RFC material. This draft material is intended to support review and comment, and should not be used in active implementation work.
Data Standard v3.0d introduces some major changes from Data Standard v2.0. The data model updates also continue the process of expanding and, where necessary, revising the model to address common needs in the field work of the Ed-Fi community. Users and reviewers are advised to read carefully Ed-Fi RFC 12 - Change Log for v3.0d.
The resulting work is designed to deliver a stronger, more flexible, and improved core data model, but also be of a size and scope such that existing implementations can adjust and upgrade systems without undue cost and complexity.
Community feedback is critical to the RFC process, and the Alliance welcomes feedback from anyone.
Feedback does not need to be long or comprehensive. It is enough to cite a particular K–12 use case where the model would or would not be able to represent a common data exchange scenario. However, if readers have more lengthy written feedback, existing reports, or alternative fully articulated data models, please feel free to share those.