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:
The specifications included in the Ed-Fi Bulk Data Exchange for XML are:
The following link is a ZIP archive containing a Core XSD and the XSD specifications for each schema: