Standard Name: Ed-Fi Bulk Data Exchange for XML Version: 3.1 Technical Suite Version: 3 Related Products: Ed-Fi ODS / API Obsoletes: Ed-Fi Bulk Data Exchange for XML v3.0 Obsoleted By: -- Status: Active
Author: Ed-Fi Alliance Contact: Eric Jansson, Ed-Fi Alliance Released: January 31, 2019
This standard provides bulk XML specifications to exchange K–12 data. XML files validated against this specification can also can be used to populate an Ed-Fi ODS / API compatible with the Ed-Fi Technical Suite 3 generation of technology.
The Ed-Fi Bulk Data Exchange for XML contains a set of twenty-one XML schemas. The specifications in this standard are XSD files, all of which use the domain entities and other types defined in the Ed-Fi Data Standard v3.1. Through field-testing, the standard Ed-Fi schema definitions provide a rigorous structure for data, but allow a reasonable degree of flexibility to account for different levels of source data availability.
The Ed-Fi Standard Interchange Schema handle a number of common data exchange use cases such as the reporting of test results, gradebook information, student transcript information, and more.
The following use cases are supported by this standard:
Exchange of student assessments, assessment results, and academic standards.
Exchange of student grades and gradebook entries.
Exchange of educational organization information and hierarchy.
Exchange of calendar and schedule information for an education organization.
Exchange of student and educator attendance information.
Exchange of student discipline incidents and discipline incident responses.
Exchange of student enrollment and class assignment information.
Exchange of parental contact information and student-parent relationships.
Exchange of student transcript information.
Initial population of an Ed-Fi ODS / API.
Periodic bulk data loading of an Ed-Fi ODS / API.
The specifications included in the Ed-Fi Bulk Data Exchange for XML are: