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Using CEDS to Create Data Transparency
This brief describes best practices in ensuring data transparency around the collection of student data and how CEDS can help LEAs with that effort.
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CEDS and ED
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Why CEDS Why CEDS?
This paper discusses what are the benefits of CEDS as a common vocabulary as well as the expansion of the CEDS standards.

  CEDS 101 CEDS 101
This document describes what the CEDS standard is, why it is needed, and the parts of a standard in CEDS.

 
Why CEDS Presentation Why CEDS (Presentation)?
This presentation describes the expansion of CEDS, including its resources (Align and Connect tools) and its growing community of stakeholders.

  CEDS 101 Presentation CEDS 101 (Presentation)
This introductory presentation covers the basics of CEDS, detailing the benefits of using CEDS, as well as tools available for its users.

 
Integrating Adult Education, Career Technical Education, and Workforce Data into CEDS Integrating Adult Education, Career Technical Education, and Workforce Data into CEDS
TThis paper describes how these content areas were integrated into CEDS and how some states are using them.

  CEDS and SLDS - Aligning Efforts CEDS and SLDS - Aligning Efforts
The purpose of this document is to detail how CEDS and associated tools can help states at all levels of SLDS development address data management challenges. It highlights the work of two states—Kansas and North Carolina—as they use CEDS to move forward with their SLDS efforts.

 
 
CEDS Addresses Blended Learning CEDS Addresses: Blended Learning
This document describes virtual and blended learning data elements in CEDS.

  CEDS Addresses Career Pathways CEDS Addresses: Career Pathways
This document describes the common data vocabulary available for defining career pathways.

 
CEDS Addresses: Digital Badges CEDS Addresses: Digital Badges
This document describes the CEDS Achievement entity and how it supports a common data vocabulary for digital badges.

  CEDS Addresses: Financial Data Elements CEDS Addresses: Financial Data Elements
This document describes the common data vocabulary available for financial data elements.

 
CEDS Addresses: Learner Experiences CEDS Addresses: Learner Experiences
This document describes the CEDS Achievement entity and how it supports a common vocabulary for learner experience data.

  CEDS Addresses: Professional Development CEDS Addresses: Professional Development
This document describes CEDS data vocabulary for information about staff professional development.

 
CEDS Addresses: Rubric Elements CEDS Addresses: Rubric Elements
This document describes the common data vocabulary available for defining rubrics in a data system.

 
 
 
CEDS in the Field: Using CEDS Align in K12 SEAs CEDS in the Field: Using CEDS Align in K12 SEAs
This brief focuses on the various ways that K12 state education agencies are using CEDS Align.

     CEDS Align and Connect White Paper Best Practices in Using Align and Connect to Support the EDFacts Process
The purpose of this white paper is to assist users in understanding the principles, success points, and organizational benefits of the seven-state EDFacts mapping project with Align and Connect, and to provide practical and implementable steps to replicate that process.

 
The Status of State Data Dictionaries The Status of State Data Dictionaries
This paper looks at the status of state data dictionaries in selected states in order to highlight states’ experiences, common challenges, and guidance for other states.

              
 
 
 
CEDS Align and Connect White Paper Best Practices in Using Align and Connect to Support the EDFacts Process
The purpose of this white paper is to assist users in understanding the principles, success points, and organizational benefits of the seven-state EDFacts mapping project with Align and Connect, and to provide practical and implementable steps to replicate that process.

     Contributing to the EDFacts Dialog Contributing to the EDFacts Dialogue
This paper focuses on the value of community feedback and how states can participate in this aspect of CEDS through the EDFacts Connections.

 
Learning from Peers About EDFacts Reporting Learning from Peers about EDFacts Reporting
The value of replicating EDFacts Connections is the main focus of this paper.

     Using myConnect with EDFacts Connections Using myConnect with EDFacts Connections
Using the myConnect feature in Connect, users can now apply published Align maps to published EDFacts Connections, this paper explains why.

 
 
Using CEDS: Building a Data System Using CEDS: Building a Data System
This paper focuses on how CEDS can be used in the development or improvement of a state, district, or early learning data system.

  Using CEDS: Data Governance Using CEDS: Data Governance
This paper focuses on how CEDS can be used in the effort to clearly define protocols for effective data governance within an organization.

 
Using CEDS: Vendors and Researchers Using CEDS: Vendors and Researchers
This paper focuses on the ways vendors and researchers can view, interact with, and utilize CEDS.

  CEDS Data Model User Guide
CEDS Data Model User Guide
These documents are a printable representation of the CEDS (version 7) Data Model, and include entity relationship diagrams, case studies, and the normalized data schema tables and fields.

Using CEDS: Idaho Department of Labor Using CEDS: Idaho Department of Labor
Learn how Idaho used the CEDS NDS to solve issues with transporting data from one system to another.
  Using CEDS: Metro Nashville P.S. Using CEDS: Metro Nashville P.S.
Learn how Metro Nashville P.S., an LEA, used the CEDS standard to turn their data dictionaries into a data culture.
Using CEDS: NC Department of Public Instruction Using CEDS: NC Department of Public Instruction
Learn how North Carolina used CEDS to create a federated master data dictionary to resolve their data request issues.
  Multiple Programs Coordinate to Support

Multiple Programs Coordinate to Support State Understanding of ESSA Reporting Requirements
This brief describes the collaboration that occurred between various TA Centers & Programs in an effort to help inform broader discussions related to the federal reporting requirements of ESSA, and how CEDS Connections supported the effort.
CEDS by the Numbers CEDS by the Numbers
The CEDS Influence on Education Data – A Look at the Statistics.
  Multiple Programs Coordinate to Support

Using CEDS to Create Data Transparency
This brief describes best practices in ensuring data transparency around the collection of student data and how CEDS can help LEAs with that effort.
Using CEDS Tools to Compare State Data Collections

Using CEDS Tools to Compare State Data Collections and Federal Requirements: An Example from California
When an SEA undertakes to review and comment on a proposed or revised collection, this can involve many hours of work. This brief focuses on how California used the tools available from CEDS to lighten this labor burden.
 
 
Introductory CEDS Video
CEDS and The Researcher
This video describes the free resources that CEDS offers, including Connect and Align, that can help you complete your research projects or answer critical questions. Be sure to check out the resource links at the end of the video.
 
CEDS NDS Video
CEDS NDS
This video describes how the CEDS NDS can help developers with new education software projects.
 
CEDS in the Field: Alaska CEDS in the Field: Alaska
This brief focuses on how Alaska, while building its P-20W data system, used CEDS as a tool in the development process.

  CEDS in the Field: The Common Content Tagging Initiative CEDS in the Field: The Common Content Tagging Initiative
This brief focuses on how the eleven states that participated in the Common Content Tagging Initiative used CEDS to build on existing LMRI work.

 
CEDS in the Field: Using CEDS Align in K12 SEAs CEDS in the Field: Using CEDS Align in K12 SEAs
This brief focuses on the various ways that K12 state education agencies are using CEDS Align.

  CEDS In The Field - WICHE CEDS in the Field: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
This brief focuses on how a regional compact, the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, used CEDS as a tool in one of its initiatives.

 
 
CEDS Align and Connect White Paper Best Practices in Using Align and Connect to Support the EDFacts Process
The purpose of this white paper is to assist users in understanding the principles, success points, and organizational benefits of the seven-state EDFacts mapping project with Align and Connect, and to provide practical and implementable steps to replicate that process.

  The Status of State Data Dictionaries The Status of State Data Dictionaries
This paper looks at the status of state data dictionaries in selected states in order to highlight states’ experiences, common challenges, and guidance for other states.

 
Contributing to the EDFacts Dialog Contributing to the EDFacts Dialogue
This paper focuses on the value of community feedback and how states can participate in this aspect of CEDS through the EDFacts Connections.

  Learning from Peers About EDFacts Reporting Learning from Peers about EDFacts Reporting
The value of replicating EDFacts Connections is the main focus of this paper.

 
Using myConnect with EDFacts Connections Using myConnect with EDFacts Connections
Using the myConnect feature in Connect, users can now apply published Align maps to published EDFacts Connections, this paper explains why.

     
 
Tutorial - Using My Connect

EDFacts Module 1: Using myConnect

This tutorial demonstrates the different parts of a Connection and how to use MyConnect.
Transcript MyConnect Tutorial Transcript (256 KB)
Tutorial - Replicating a Connection

EDFacts Module 2: Replicating a Published Connection

This tutorial reviews finding a Connection and then replicating that Connection for use.
Transcript Replication Tutorial Transcript (234 KB)
Tutorial - Providing Feedback on a Connection

EDFacts Module 3: Providing Feedback on a Connection

This tutorial explains how to provide feedback on a Connection including how to find a Connection.
Transcript Feedback Tutorial Transcript (187 KB)
 
The CEDS Initiative The CEDS Initiative
CEDS is an education data management initiative whose purpose is to streamline the understanding of data within and across P-20W institutions and sectors. This video describes the concept behind the CEDS initiative.
  Building a Data Dictionary Building a Data Dictionary
CEDS has tools to help build data dictionaries. A data dictionary is a necessary component of any data system, contains metadata about the elements stored in the data system, and is a way for technical and business users alike to define the data.
 
Data Integration Video Data Integration
This video describes the five steps that are commonly involved in a successful integration effort and the tools within the Common Education Data Systems (CEDS) that can help.
  Introductory CEDS Video CEDS and The Researcher
This video describes the free resources that CEDS offers, including Connect and Align, that can help you complete your research projects or answer critical questions. Be sure to check out the resource links at the end of the video.
CEDS NDS Video Presentation
This video describes how the CEDS NDS can help developers with new education software projects.
  Tutorial - Replicating a Connection EDFactsModule 2
This tutorial reviews finding a Connection and then replicating that Connection for use.
Transcript Replication Tutorial Transcript (234 KB)
Tutorial - Using My Connect EDFacts Module 1
This tutorial demonstrates the different parts of a Connection and how to use MyConnect.
Transcript MyConnect Tutorial Transcript (256 KB)
   
Tutorial - Providing Feedback on a Connection EDFacts Module 3
This tutorial explains how to provide feedback on a Connection including how to find a Connection.
Transcript Feedback Tutorial Transcript (187 KB)
   
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