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This interchange defines students and contains all their identifying information.

Like all standard Ed-Fi interchanges, this schema references the Ed-Fi Core XSD and can be extended using the Ed-Fi Extensions Framework. See the Ed-Fi Data Standard: Developers' Guide for more information.

Use Cases

The Student Interchange can be used to:

  1. Exchange school or LEA roster of student information.

  2. Exchange new or updated student information.

Model Details

The following figure shows a logical view of the Student Interchange schema:



The following table describes the primary entities of which the Student Interchange is composed. 

StudentThis entity represents an individual for whom instruction, services, and/or care are provided in an early childhood, elementary, or secondary educational program under the jurisdiction of a school, education agency or other institution or program. A student is a person who has been enrolled in a school or other educational institution.

Extended References

This interchange contains no external references.

Descriptor Dependencies

This interchange references the following Ed-Fi Descriptors, thus requiring them to have been defined using the Descriptors interchange prior to this interchange. For more information on the Ed-Fi Descriptor Pattern, see the Ed-Fi Data Standard - Developers' Guide.

Descriptor NameDescription
CountryDescriptorOptional. This descriptor defines the name and code of the country.
DisabilityDescriptorOptional. The disability condition(s) that best describes an individual's impairment.
LanguageDescriptorOptional. The language(s) the individual uses to communicate.
LimitedEnglishProficiencyDescriptorOptional. An indication that the student has been identified as limited English proficient by the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC), or English proficient.
ProgramCharacteristicDescriptorOptional. Reflects important characteristics of the Program, such as categories or particular indications.
SchoolFoodServicesEligibilityDescriptorOptional. An indication of a student's level of eligibility for breakfast, lunch, snack, supper, and milk programs.
StudentCharacteristicDescriptorOptional. Reflects important characteristics of the student's home situation (e.g., Displaced Homemaker, Immigrant, Migratory, Military Parent, Pregnant Teen, Single Parent, Unaccompanied Youth).
StudentIdentificationSystemDescriptorOptional. A coding scheme that is used for identification and record-keeping purposes by schools, social services, or other agencies to refer to a student.

The following link is a ZIP archive containing the XSD for the Student Interchange v2.0 along with the Ed-Fi Core XSD and a Sample XML Data File:

A ZIP archive containing all v2.0 Ed-Fi Standard Interchange Schema can be found in the Download Directory.


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