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Ed-Fi 1.1 Request for Comment Webinar 3 Adam Miller - Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Audio lines are muted during the presentation Please use the chat box to type your questions
Webinar Logistics Please introduce yourself in the chat box –You can type your name and organization to All Participants All questions/comments welcome! We will stop occasionally to answer chat questions.
The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation was established in 1999 to help improve the lives of children in need around the world. The Ed-Fi initiative supports children's access to quality education in public schools, one of the foundation’s key objectives.Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Ed-Fi is based on input from state and local education agencies and vendors. Ed-Fi is governed by foundation representatives working with an advisory council of education agency representatives from states that opt to implement the standard. The Ed-Fi standard is vendor-neutral and does not require any specific vendor’s hardware or software.
RFC Goals Solicit feedback to keep Ed-Fi useful and easy to adopt Discover potential errors, problems, or compatibility issues Provide the public portal to capture feedback at https://discussions.zoho.com/ed-fi https://discussions.zoho.com/ed-fi Most importantly, tell us missing Ed-Fi data elements that you need.
RFC Conference Schedule August 1 st to September 26 th 9/ pm Central 9/ pm Central 9/27 - RFC phase wrap up - Last call for changes 9/30 - RFC phase lockdown TBD Ed-Fi Advisory Council meeting to confirm proposed changes TBD Ed-Fi v1.1 Release Announcement
Descriptors Enumeration dilemma –Code lists standardized within the xsd –States use different code lists and change as education laws and policies change –Using codes (01, 02,..) versus short descriptions Descriptors –Moves enumerations from xsd into data (descriptor) to support enumerations that can align with those defined and published by a State or other organization
Descriptors Support references by either code or short description Effective dates to model change over time Can link to prior descriptor for longitudinal analysis Linked to a namespace that defines their scope Most map a to common denominator of enumerations to support analysis across states
Defining an enumeration vs. descriptor With enums, values are fixed in the xsd With descriptors, values are defined in data, in an xml file 27 Minimum Minimum High School Program TAC Chapter 74, revised September 1, 2005; including TAC § (b)(2) for students receiving special education services, revised August 1, (for students who entered grade 9 in and thereafter)
Assigning values to enumeration vs. descriptor … Recommended … With enumerations: With descriptors: … 28 … … Recommended …
Next Steps 1.Expect an invite for the next Web conference. 2.Please invite your peers to these webinars! 3.Don’t be shy to ask questions here or through the Ed-Fi discussion portal.Ed-Fi discussion portal