The Teacher Preparation Data Model (TPDM) is an Extension of the Ed-Fi Unifying Data Model created to fill the nationwide need for storing data on a teacher’s full career. The full-career lifecycle runs from pre-enrollment activities, enrollment in a teacher preparation program, program activities and participation, though program participants' K–12 student outcomes.
The TPDM is a sponsored standard, meaning it is a product of the Ed-Fi Alliance, maintained by UPD Consulting. The sponsored standard work entails responding to field implementation feedback and field evidence, making necessary decisions on data model changes with input from the community, publishing all releases of the TPDM, and maintaining an Ed-Fi Tracker ticketing system specific to TPDM. In support of those activities, UPD holds monthly webinars to discuss hot topics regarding the TPDM extensions. These webinars include vendor adoption, data sharing, and decisions around model changes. A list of current field implementations is maintained here.
The Ed-Fi TPDM extension set is free to license and use. Access to the Ed-Fi repository on GitHub is required to download the Ed-Fi TPDM Extension set technical material. Click here for more information.