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This domain defines the model for a wide range of programs, including education programs, alternative programs, extracurricular programs, supplemental programs, and early learning programs.

Key Entities

This domain contains: 

  • A Program entity, which defines programs with services offered by an education organization.
  • A StudentProgramAssociation entity, which links Program entities to participating students.
  • A StaffProgramAssociation entity, which links Program entities to assigned staff.

Key Concepts

The key concepts include the following:

  • The Program entity covers a very wide range of offerings at educational institutions. The base model is designed to cover as many of these as possible, but specific extended models (such as CTE or Special Education) provide additional elements and entities often utilized in those specific program types.
  • Keep in mind that extensions to the base model will automatically propagate to the existing extended models.
  • Note that for Program entities tied to Section entities, attendance may be taken separately for the Program entity.

Model Reference

This section contains reference information for the Alternative/Supplemental Services domain model. 

Alternative/Supplemental Services Model Entities

EducationOrganizationThis entity represents any public or private institution, organization, or agency that provides instructional or support services to students or staff at any level.
ProgramThis entity represents any program designed to work in conjunction with, or as a supplement to, the main academic program. Programs may provide instruction, training, services, or benefits through federal, state, or local agencies. Programs may also include organized extracurricular activities for students.
SchoolThis entity represents an educational organization that includes staff and students who participate in classes and educational activity groups.
SectionThis entity represents a setting in which organized instruction of course content is provided, in-person or otherwise, to one or more students for a given period of time. A course offering may be offered to more than one section.

This entity represents an individual who performs specified activities for any public or private education institution or agency that provides instructional and/or support services to students or staff at the early childhood level through high school completion. For example, this includes:
1. An "employee" who performs services under the direction of the employing institution or agency is compensated for such services by the employer and is eligible for employee benefits and wage or salary tax withholdings
2. A "contractor" or "consultant" who performs services for an agreed upon fee or an employee of a management service contracted to work on site
3. A "volunteer" who performs services on a voluntary and uncompensated basis
4. An in-kind service provider
5. An independent contractor or businessperson working at a school site.

StaffProgramAssociationThis association indicates the Staff associated with a program.
StudentThis entity represents an individual for whom instruction, services, and/or care are provided in an early childhood, elementary, or secondary educational program under the jurisdiction of a school, education agency or other institution or program. A student is a person who has been enrolled in a school or other educational institution.
StudentProgramAssociationThis association represents the Program(s) that a student participates in or is served by.
StudentProgramAttendanceEventThis event entity represents the recording of whether a student is in attendance to receive or participate in program services.
StudentSchoolAttendanceEventThis event entity represents the recording of whether a student is in attendance for a school day.
StudentSectionAssociationThis association indicates the course sections to which a student is assigned.
StudentSectionAttendanceEventThis event entity represents the recording of whether a student is in attendance for a section.

UDM Documentation Contents

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UDM Reference:

Alternative/Supplemental Services Model