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Ed-Fi Request for Comment 10: ED-FI DATA STANDARD v3.0b
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 9: ED-FI DATA STANDARD v3.0a
Obsoleted By: Ed-Fi RFC 10: ED-FI DATA STANDARD v3.0c
Status: Inactive

Ed-Fi Alliance
January 29, 2018


This Request for Comment (RFC) includes materials that describe proposed revisions to the Ed-Fi Data Standard. The material in this RFC is designated v3.0b 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 v3.0b 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 10 - Change Log for v3.0b.

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.

A public sandbox featuring the REST API bindings for v3.0b is available at:


This RFC includes the following material:


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.

The primary mechanism for feedback is via the Ed-Fi Alliance general project in the Ed-Fi Tracker. Licensees can submit new RFC 10 feedback by clicking this link (login required). Licensees and the general public can view existing feedback here: (login not required). When entering a feedback ticket, please reference the change or specific fix on which you are commenting, if applicable.

If you need an account for the Tracker, please go to (note the Technical Community Guidelines if you are curious about what Ed-Fi Alliance services you can access).

Community discussion is also welcome via Ed-Fi Slack.

See Also

Links to additional information, draft documentation, and other non-normative content related to this RFC will be added below as they become available.


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