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School Identifier


A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to an institution by a school, school system, a state, or other agency or entity.


Alphanumeric - 40 characters maximum

Usage Notes

CEDS "Identifier" elements reflect the intent of the XSD:Token format, i.e. a string in which carriage return, line feed, and tab characters have been removed as well as any internal sequences of two or more spaces and any leading or trailing spaces.

An Identifier MAY be a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) / Globally Unique Identifier (GUID), i.e.128-bit unique identifiers generated according to the algorithms and encoding standards of RFC 4122.

Related Domains, Entities and Categories

Assessments -> Assessment Administration 
Assessments -> Assessment Registration 
Assessments -> Assessment Session 
K12 -> K12 School -> Identification 
K12 -> K12 Staff -> Assignment 
K12 -> K12 Student -> Enrollment 
Postsecondary -> PS Student -> K12 Transcript 

Related Topics

Early Learning -> Program Quality 

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