Entity NameEntity Definition
AcademicHonorAcademic distinctions earned by or awarded to the student.
AcademicHonorsTypeA designation of the type of academic distinctions earned by or awarded to the student.
AcademicSubjectDescriptorThis descriptor holds the description of the content or subject area (e.g., arts, mathematics, reading, stenography, or a foreign language) of an assessment.
AcademicSubjectTypeThe teaching field(s) taught by an individual; for example: English/Language Arts, Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, etc.
AcademicWeekThis entity represents the academic weeks for a school year, optionally captured to support analyses.
AccommodationDescriptorThe descriptor defines variations used in how an assessment is presented or taken.
AccommodationTypeIndicates the variations used in how an assessment is presented or taken.
AccountThis financial entity represents a funding source combined with its purpose and type of transaction. It provides a formal record of the debits and credits relating to the specific account.
AccountabilityRatingAn accountability rating for a school or district.
AccountCodeThe set of account codes defined for the education accounting system organized by account code type (e.g., fund, function, object, etc.) that map to the account.
AccountCodeDescriptorThis descriptor holds the set of account codes defined for the education accounting system organized by account code type (e.g., fund, function, object).
AchievementAn entity that includes information about achievement earned by a learner upon fulfilling a specified criteria, which may be defined by a related Competency Set.
AchievementCategoryDescriptorThis descriptor defines the category of achievement attributed to the learner.
ActualThis financial entity represents the sum of the financial transactions to date relating to a specific account.
AdditionalCreditAdditional credits or units of value awarded for the completion of a course (e.g., AP, IB, Dual Credits).
AddressTypeThe set of elements that describes an address, including the street address, city, state and ZIP code.
AdministrationEnvironmentTypeThe environment in which the test was administered (e.g., Electronic, Classroom or Testing Center).
AdministrativeFundingControlDescriptorThis descriptor holds the type of education institution as classified by its funding source (e.g., public or private).
AdministrativeFundingControlTypeIndicates the type of education institution as classified by its funding source.
AssessmentThis entity represents a tool, instrument, process or exhibition composed of a systematic sampling of behavior for measuring a student's competence, knowledge, skills or behavior. An assessment can be used to measure differences in individuals or groups and changes in performance from one occasion to the next.
AssessmentAssessmentFamilyReferences the higher level Assessment Family the Objective Assessment Item belongs to.
AssessmentCategoryTypeThe category of an assessment based on format and content (e.g., achievement test or advanced placement test).
AssessmentContentStandardAn indication as to whether an assessment conforms to a standard.
AssessmentContentStandardAuthorThe person or organization chiefly responsible for the intellectual content of the standard.
AssessmentFamilyThis entity represents a logical grouping or association of assessments that share a common purpose, heritage or content standard. There may be hierarchies of Assessment Families. Characteristics (e.g., Academic Subject) specified for AssessmentFamilies, by convention, are inherited by the Assessments associated with the AssessmentFamily.
AssessmentFamilyAssessmentPeriodThe periods or windows defined in which an assessment is supposed to be administered.
AssessmentFamilyContentStandardAn indication as to whether an assessment conforms to a standard (e.g., local standard, statewide standard, regional standard, association standard, etc.).
AssessmentFamilyContentStandardAuthorThe person or organization chiefly responsible for the intellectual content of the standard.
AssessmentFamilyIdentificationCodeA unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to an assessment family by a school, school system, state or other agency or entity.
AssessmentFamilyLanguagesAn indication of the languages in which the Assessment Family is designed.
AssessmentIdentificationCodeA unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to an assessment by a school, school system, state or other agency or entity.
AssessmentIdentificationSystemTypeA coding scheme that is used for identification and record-keeping purposes by schools, social services or other agencies to refer to an assessment.
AssessmentItemThis entity represents one of many single measures that make up an assessment.
AssessmentItemLearningStandardLearning Standard tested by this item.
AssessmentItemResultTypeThe analyzed result of a student's response to an assessment item. For example: Correct, Incorrect, etc.
AssessmentLanguagesAn indication of the languages in which the Assessment is designed.
AssessmentPerformanceLevelDefinition of the performance levels and the associated cut scores. Three styles are supported:
AssessmentPeriodDescriptorThis descriptor holds the period or window in which an assessment is supposed to be administered (e.g., Beginning of Year, Middle of Year, End of Year).
AssessmentProgramThe programs associated with the Assessment.
AssessmentReportingMethodTypeThe method that the instructor of the class uses to report the performance and achievement of all students. It may be a qualitative method such as individualized teacher comments or a quantitative method such as a letter or numerical grade. In some cases, more than one type of reporting method may be used.
AssessmentScoreDefinition of the scores to be expected from this assessment.
AssessmentSectionThe section(s) to which the Assessment is associated.
AttendanceEventCategoryDescriptorThis descriptor holds the category of the attendance event (e.g., tardy).
AttendanceEventCategoryTypeA code categorizing the attendance event (e.g., excused absence, unexcused absence).
BehaviorCategoryTypeEnumeration items defining the categories of behavior coded for use in describing an incident.
BehaviorDescriptorThis descriptor holds the categories of behavior describing a discipline incident.
BellScheduleThis entity represents the schedule of class period meeting times.
BudgetThis financial entity represents the amount of monies allocated to be spent or received by an education organization as related to a specific account.
CalendarDateThis entity represents a day in the school calendar.
CalendarEventDescriptorThis descriptor holds the types of scheduled or unscheduled event for the day (e.g., Instructional day, Teacher-only day, Holiday, Make-up day, Weather day, Student late arrival/early dismissal day).
CalendarEventTypeIndicates the type of scheduled or unscheduled event for the day (e.g., Instructional Day, Holiday, Teacher-only Day)
CareerPathwayTypeThe career cluster or pathway representing the career path of the Vocational/CTE concentrator.
CharterStatusTypeThe category of charter school (e.g., School Charter or Open Enrollment Charter).
CitizenshipStatusTypeAn indicator of whether or not the person is a U.S. citizen.
ClassPeriodThis entity represents the designation of a regularly scheduled series of class meetings at designated times and days of the week.
ClassRankingThe academic rank information of a student in relation to his or her graduating class
ClassroomPositionDescriptorThis descriptor defines the type of position the staff member holds in a specific class/section.
ClassroomPositionTypeIndicates the type of position the staff member holds in the specific class/section.
CohortThis entity represents any type of list of designated students for tracking, analysis or intervention.
CohortProgramThe optional program associated with this cohort (e.g., Special Education).
CohortScopeTypeThe scope of cohort (e.g., school, district, classroom).
CohortTypeIndicates the type of the cohort (e.g., academic intervention, classroom breakout)
CohortYearTypeThe enumeration items for the set of cohort years.
CompetencyLevelDescriptorThis descriptor defines various levels for assessed competencies.
ContentClassTypeThe predominate type or kind characterizing the learning resource.
ContinuationOfServicesReasonDescriptorIn the Migrant Education program, a provision allows continuation of services after a child is no longer considered migratory for certain reasons. This descriptor holds the reasons prescribed in the statute. The map is required  .
ContinuationOfServicesReasonTypeIn the Migrant Education program, a provision allows continuation of services after a child is no longer considered migratory for certain reasons. This type holds the reasons prescribed in the statute.
ContractedStaffThis financial entity represents the sum of the financial transactions to date for contracted staff. Contracted staff includes "contractors" or "consultants" who perform services for an agreed upon fee, or an employee of a management service contracted to work on site.
CostRateTypeThe rate by which a cost applies (e.g., $1 per student).
CountryCodeTypeThe names of countries. (Note: A list of countries and codes is currently maintained and updated by the ISO as ISO 3166 on its website: http://www.iso.org/iso/country_codes.htm).
CourseThis educational entity represents the organization of subject matter and related learning experiences provided for the instruction of students on a regular or systematic basis.
CourseAttemptResultTypeThe result from the student's attempt to take the course (e.g., Pass, Fail)
CourseCodeIdentificationCodeA unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a course by a school, school system, state or other agency or entity. For multi-part course codes, concatenate the parts separated by a "/". For example, consider the following SCED code— subject = 20 Math course = 272 Geometry level = G General credits = 1.00 course sequence 1 of 1— would be entered as 20/272/G/1.00/1 of 1.
CourseCodeSystemTypeA system that is used to identify the organization of subject matter and related learning experiences provided for the instruction of students. In addition to identifying courses using the appropriate state codes, cross referencing courses with one of the national course codes is encouraged.
CourseCompetencyLevelDescriptorThe competency levels defined to rate the student for the course.
CourseDefinedByTypeSpecifies whether the course was defined by the SEA, LEA, school or national organization.
CourseGPAApplicabilityTypeAn indicator of whether or not this course being described is included in the computation of the student’s Grade Point Average, and if so, if it is weighted differently than regular courses.
CourseGradesOfferedThe grade levels in which the course is offered.
CourseLearningObjectiveLearning Objectives to be mastered in the course.
CourseLearningStandardLearning Standard(s) to be taught by the course.
CourseLevelCharacteristicsIndication of the nature and difficulty of instruction: Remedial, Basic, Honors, AP, IB, Dual Credit, CTE, etc.
CourseLevelCharacteristicsTypeThe item for indication of the nature and difficulty of instruction: Remedial, Basic, Honors, AP, IB, Dual Credit, CTE, etc.
CourseOfferingThis entity represents an offering of a course by school during a session, representing the course catalog of available courses.
CourseOfferingCurriculumUsedThe type of curriculum used in an early learning classroom or group.
CourseRepeatCodeTypeIndicates that an academic course has been repeated by a student and how that repeat is to be computed in the student's academic grade average.
CourseTranscriptThis entity is the final record of a student's performance in their courses at the end of a semester or school year.
CredentialThe legal document giving authorization to perform teaching assignment services.
CredentialFieldDescriptorThis descriptor defines the fields of certification that the SEA offers to teachers.
CredentialTypeAn indication of the category of credential an individual holds.
CreditTypeThe type of credits or units of value awarded for the completion of a course.
CurriculumUsedTypeThe type of curriculum used in an early learning classroom or group.
DeliveryMethodTypeIndicates the way in which an intervention was implemented— individual, small group, whole class or whole school.
DescriptorThis is the base entity for the descriptor pattern.
DiagnosisDescriptorThis descriptor defines diagnoses that interventions are intended to target.
DiagnosisTypeTargeted purpose of the intervention (e.g., attendance issue, dropout risk).
DiplomaThis educational entity represents the conferring or certification by an educational organization that the student has successfully completed a particular course of study. It represents the electronic version of its physical document counterpart.
DiplomaLevelTypeThe level of diploma/credential that is awarded to a student in recognition of his/her completion of the curricular requirements.
DiplomaTypeThe type of diploma/credential that is awarded to a student in recognition of his/her completion of the curricular requirements.
DisabilityThis type represents an impairment of body structure or function, a limitation in activities or a restriction in participation, as ordered by severity of impairment.
DisabilityCategoryTypeIndicates the type of disability designation (e.g., IDEA, Section 504).
DisabilityDescriptorThis descriptor defines a child's impairment.
DisabilityTypeIndicates the type of disability condition that describes a child's impairment.
DisciplineActionThis event entity represents actions taken by an education organization after a disruptive event that is recorded as a discipline incident.
DisciplineActionDisciplineType of action, such as removal from the classroom, used to discipline the student involved as a perpetrator in a discipline incident.
DisciplineActionLengthDifferenceReasonTypeIndicates the reason for the difference, if any, between the official and actual lengths of a student’s disciplinary assignment.
DisciplineActionStaffThe staff responsible for enforcing the discipline action.
DisciplineDescriptorThis descriptor defines the type of action or removal from the classroom used to discipline the student involved as a perpetrator in a discipline incident.
DisciplineIncidentThis event entity represents an occurrence of an infraction ranging from a minor behavioral problem that disrupts the orderly functioning of a school or classroom (such as tardiness) to a criminal act that results in the involvement of a law enforcement official (such as robbery). A single event (e.g., a fight) is one incident regardless of how many perpetrators or victims are involved. Discipline incidents are events classified as warranting discipline action.
DisciplineIncidentBehaviorThe categories of behavior describing a discipline incident.
DisciplineIncidentWeaponsIdentifies the type of weapon used during an incident.
DisciplineTypeThe category of discipline action.
DocumentCategoryTypeThe evidence presented to verify one's personal identity; for example: driver’s license, passport, birth certificate, etc.
EdFiExceptionCompiles exception data and stores for further troubleshooting.
EducationalEnvironmentTypeThe setting in which a child receives education and related services.
EducationContentMaterials for students or teachers that can be used for teaching, learning, research and more. Education content includes full courses, course materials, modules, intervention descriptions, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software and any other tools, materials or techniques used to support access to knowledge.
EducationContentAuthorThe individual credited with the creation of the resource.
EducationContentDerivativeEducationContentSourceA reference to the Education Content from which this Education Content was derived.
EducationContentDerivativeLearningResourceMetadataURISourceA reference to the Learning Resource Metadata URI from which this Education Content was derived.
EducationContentDerivativeURISourceA reference to the URI from which this Education Content was derived.
EducationContentGradeLevelTypeAppropriatenessGrade levels for which this education content is applicable—if omitted, considered generally applicable.
EducationContentLanguagesAn indication of the languages in which the Education Content is designed.
EducationContentSexTypeAppropriatenessGenders for which this education content is applicable—if omitted, considered generally applicable.
EducationOrganizationThis entity represents any public or private institution, organization or agency that provides instructional or support services to students or staff at any level.
EducationOrganizationAddressThe set of elements that describes an address, including the street address, city, state and ZIP code.
EducationOrganizationCategoryThe classification of the education agency within the geographic boundaries of a state according to the level of administrative and operational control granted by the state.
EducationOrganizationCategoryTypeThe classification(s) of the education agency within the geographic boundaries of a state according to the level of administrative and operational control granted by the state.
EducationOrganizationInterventionPrescriptionAssociationThis association indicates interventions made available by an Education Organization. Often, a district-level Education Organization purchases a set of Intervention Prescriptions and makes them available to its schools for use on-demand.
EducationOrganizationNetworkThis entity is a self-organized membership network of peer-level EdOrgs intended to provide shared services or collective procurement.
EducationOrganizationNetworkAssociationProperties of the association between the Education Organization and its network(s).
EducationOrganizationPeerThe associated peer organization(s) for the Education Organization.
EducationOrganizationTelephoneThe 10-digit telephone number, including the area code, for the person.
EducationOrgIdentificationCodeA unique number or alphanumeric code that is assigned to an education organization by a school, school system, state or other agency or entity.
EducationOrgIdentificationSystemTypeA coding scheme that is used for identification and record-keeping purposes by education organizations, social services or other agencies to refer to an education organization.
EducationPlansTypeIndicates the type of Education Plan(s) the student is following, if appropriate; for example: Special Education, Vocational/CTE, etc.
EducationServiceCenterThis entity represents a regional, multi-services public agency authorized by State Law to develop, manage and provide services, programs or other options support (e.g., construction, food services and technology services) to LEAs.
ElectronicMailTypeThe numbers, letters and symbols used to identify an electronic mail (e-mail) user within the network to which the individual or organization belongs.
EmploymentStatusDescriptorThis descriptor defines the type of employment or contract.
EmploymentStatusTypeReflects the type of employment or contract.
EntryGradeLevelReasonTypeThe set of reasons as to why a staff member determined that a student should be promoted or not (or be demoted) at the end of a given school term.
EntryTypeThe process by which a student enters a school during a given academic session.
EntryTypeDescriptorThis descriptor defines the process by which a student enters a school during a given academic session.
EventCircumstanceTypeAn unusual event occurred during the administration of the assessment. This could include fire alarm, student became ill, etc.
ExitWithdrawTypeThe circumstances under which the student exited from membership in an educational institution.
ExitWithdrawTypeDescriptorThis descriptor defines the circumstances under which the student exited from membership in an educational institution.
FeederSchoolAssociationThe association of the feeder school to the receiving school.
GradeThis educational entity represents an overall score or assessment tied to a course over a period of time (i.e., the grading period). Student grades are usually a compilation of marks and other scores.
GradebookEntryThis entity represents a teacher’s assignment, homework or classroom assessment to be recorded in a gradebook.
GradebookEntryLearningObjectiveLearning Objectives associated with the Gradebook Entry.
GradebookEntryLearningStandardLearning Standard(s) associated with the Gradebook Entry.
GradebookEntryTypeIndicates the type of the gradebook entry; for example: homework, assignment, quiz, unit test, oral presentation, etc.
GradeLevelDescriptorThis descriptor defines the set of grade levels.
GradeLevelTypeThe enumerated collection for specifying one or more grade levels.
GradeTypeIndicates the type of grade in a report card or transcript (e.g., Final, Exam, Grading Period)
GradingPeriodThis entity represents the time span for which grades are reported.
GradingPeriodDescriptorThis descriptor defines the name of the period for which grades are reported. The mapping of descriptor values to known Ed-Fi enumeration values is required.
GradingPeriodTypeThe name of the period for which grades are reported.
GraduationPlanThis entity is a plan outlining the required credits, credits by subject, credits by course and other criteria required for graduation. A graduation plan may be one or more standard plans defined by an education organization and/or individual plans for some or all students.
GraduationPlanCreditsByCourseThe total credits required for graduation by taking a specific course, or by taking one or more from a set of courses.
GraduationPlanCreditsBySubjectThe total number of credits required in a subject to graduate. Only those courses identified as a high school course requirement are eligible to meet subject credit requirements.
GraduationPlanTypeThe type of academic plan the student is following for graduation.
GraduationPlanTypeDescriptorThis descriptor defines the set of graduation plan types.
GunFreeSchoolsActReportingStatusTypeAn indication of whether the school or local education agency (LEA) submitted a Gun-Free Schools Act (GFSA) of 1994 report to the state, as defined by Title 18, Section 921.
IdentificationDocumentUseTypeIdentifies the type of use given to an identification document.
IncidentLocationTypeIdentifies where the incident occurred and whether or not it occurred on school property.
InstitutionTelephoneNumberTypeThe 10-digit telephone number, including the area code, for the organization.
InteractivityStyleTypeThe predominate mode of learning supported by the learning resource. Acceptable values are active, expositive or mixed.
InternetAccessTypeIndicates the type of Internet access that is available.
InterventionAn implementation of an instructional approach focusing on the specific techniques and materials used to teach a given subject.
InterventionClassTypeIndicates the way in which an intervention is used—curriculum, supplement or practice.
InterventionDiagnosisDescriptorTargeted purpose of the intervention (e.g., attendance issue, dropout risk).
InterventionEducationContentResources related to or used in this intervention, including any documentation around the intervention prescription itself. Since an intervention prescription is intended to be a published intervention, an intervention prescription should have at least one such resource.
InterventionEffectivenessRatingTypeAn intervention demonstrates effectiveness if the research has shown that the program caused an improvement in outcomes. Rating Values: positive effects, potentially positive effects, mixed effects, potentially negative effects, negative effects and no discernible effects.
InterventionGradeLevelTypeAppropriatenessGrade levels for the intervention.
InterventionInterventionPrescriptionThe reference to the intervention prescription being followed in this intervention implementation.
InterventionLearningResourceMetadataURIResources related to or used in this intervention, including any documentation around the intervention prescription itself. Since an intervention prescription is intended to be a published intervention, an intervention prescription should have at least one such resource.
InterventionMeetingTimeThe times at which this intervention is scheduled to meet.
InterventionPopulationServedTypeA subset of students that are the focus of the intervention.  
InterventionPrescriptionFormal prescription of an instructional approach focusing on the specific techniques and materials used to teach a given subject. This can be prescribed by academic research, an interventions vendor or another entity.
InterventionPrescriptionDiagnosisTypeTargeted purpose of the intervention (e.g., attendance issue, dropout risk).
InterventionPrescriptionEducationContentResources related to or used in this intervention prescription, including any documentation around the intervention prescription itself. Since an intervention prescription is intended to be a published intervention, an intervention prescription should have at least one such resource.
InterventionPrescriptionGradeLevelTypeAppropriatenessGrade levels for the prescribed intervention—if omitted, considered generally applicable.
InterventionPrescriptionLearningResourceMetadataURIResources related to or used in this intervention prescription, including any documentation around the intervention prescription itself. Since an intervention prescription is intended to be a published intervention, an intervention prescription should have at least one such resource.
InterventionPrescriptionPopulationServedTypeA subset of students that are the focus of the intervention.
InterventionPrescriptionSexTypeAppropriatenessGender(s) for which the intervention prescription is appropriate.
InterventionPrescriptionURIResources related to or used in this intervention prescription, including any documentation around the intervention prescription itself. Since an intervention prescription is intended to be a published intervention, an intervention prescription should have at least one such resource.
InterventionSexTypeAppropriatenessGender(s) for which the intervention is appropriate.
InterventionStaffStaff member associated with the intervention.
InterventionStudyAn experimental or quasi-experimental study of an intervention technique.
InterventionStudyEducationContentReference to any published papers, reports or other documents about this intervention study.
InterventionStudyGradeLevelTypeGrade levels participating in this study.
InterventionStudyInterventionEffectivenessMeasurement of the effectiveness of the intervention per diagnosis.
InterventionStudyLearningResourceMetadataURIReference to any published papers, reports or other documents about this intervention study.
InterventionStudyPopulationServedTypeA subset of students that are the focus of the intervention.
InterventionStudySexTypeGenders participating in this study—if omitted, considered to be all.
InterventionStudyStateAbbreviationTypeThe abbreviation for the state (within the United States) or outlying area in which the school system that the participants of the study are considered to be a part of is located.
InterventionStudyURIReference to any published papers, reports or other documents about this intervention study.
InterventionURIResources related to or used in this intervention, including any documentation around the intervention prescription itself. Since an intervention prescription is intended to be a published intervention, an intervention prescription should have at least one such resource.
ItemCategoryTypeCategory or type of the assessment item (e.g., Multiple Choice, Analytic, Prose).
LanguageDescriptorThis descriptor defines the language(s) that are spoken or written.
LanguagesTypeLanguage the individual uses to communicate.
LanguageUseTypeThe category denoting how a language is used.
LEACategoryTypeThe category of LEA/District (e.g., Independent or Charter).
LearningObjectiveThis entity represents identified learning objectives for courses in specific grades.
LearningObjectiveContentStandardThis entity represents identified learning objectives for courses in specific grades.
LearningObjectiveContentStandardAuthorThe person or organization chiefly responsible for the intellectual content of the standard.
LearningStandardThis entity is a sub-element of a learning objective consisting of a precise statement of the expectation of a student's proficiency.
LearningStandardContentStandardThe Content Standard from which the Learning Standard was derived.
LearningStandardContentStandardAuthorThe person or organization chiefly responsible for the intellectual content of the standard.
LearningStandardIdentificationCodeA unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a Learning Standard.
LeaveEventThis event entity represents the recording of the dates of staff leave (e.g., sick leave, personal time, vacation).
LeaveEventCategoryTypeA code describing the type of the leave event.
LevelDescriptorThis descriptor defines the grade level(s) certified for teaching.
LevelDescriptorGradeLevelThe mapping to known grade levels for which certification exists.
LevelOfEducationDescriptorThis descriptor defines the different levels of education achievable.
LevelOfEducationTypeThe enumeration of the different levels of education achievable.
LimitedEnglishProficiencyDescriptorThis descriptor defines the indications that the student has been identified as Limited English Proficient or English Proficient by the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC). The map is required. 
LimitedEnglishProficiencyTypeAn indication that the student has been identified as Limited English Proficient or English Proficient by the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC).
LocalEducationAgencyThis entity represents an administrative unit at the local level, which exists primarily to operate schools or to contract for educational services. It includes school districts, charter schools, charter management organizations or other local administrative organizations.
LocalEducationAgencyAccountabilityThis entity maintains information about federal reporting and accountability for Local Education Agencies.
LocalEducationAgencyFederalFundsContains the information about the reception and use of federal funds for reporting purposes.
LocationThis entity represents the physical space where students gather for a particular class/section. The location may be an indoor or outdoor area designated for the purpose of meeting the educational needs of students.
MagnetSpecialProgramEmphasisSchoolTypeA school that has been designed to attract students of different racial/ethnic backgrounds for the purpose of reducing, preventing or eliminating racial isolation; and/or to provide an academic or social focus on a particular theme (e.g., science/math, performing arts, gifted/talented or foreign language).
MediumOfInstructionTypeThe media through which teachers provide instruction to students and students and teachers communicate about instructional matters.
MeetingDaysTypeThe day(s) of the week (e.g., Monday, Wednesday) that the class meets or an indication that the class meets "out-of-school" or is "self-paced".
MethodCreditEarnedTypeThe method the credits were earned (e.g., Classroom, Examination, Transfer).
NetworkPurposeTypeThe purpose(s) of the network, e.g. shared services, collective procurement, etc.
ObjectiveAssessmentThis entity represents subtests that assess specific learning objectives.
ObjectiveAssessmentItemReferences individual test items, if appropriate.
ObjectiveAssessmentLearningObjectiveReferences the Learning Objective(s) the Objective Assessment tests.
ObjectiveAssessmentLearningStandardLearning Standard tested by this objective assessment.
ObjectiveAssessmentPerformanceLevelDefinition of the performance levels and the associated cut scores. Three styles are supported: 1. Specification of performance level by minimum and maximum score 2. Specification of performance level by cut score, using only minimum score 3. Specification of performance level without any mapping to scores.
OldEthnicityTypePrevious definition of Ethnicity combining Hispanic/Latino and Race.
OpenStaffPositionThis entity represents an open staff position that the education organization is seeking to fill.
OpenStaffPositionAcademicSubjectsThe teaching field required for the position: for example: English/Language Arts, Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, etc.
OpenStaffPositionInstructionalGradeLevelsThe set of grade levels for which the position's assignment is responsible.
OperationalStatusTypeThe current operational status of the education organization (e.g., active or inactive).
OtherNameTypeOther names (e.g., alias, nickname, previous legal name) associated with a person .
ParentThis entity represents a parent or guardian of a student, such as mother, father or caretaker.
ParentAddressParent's address, if different from the student address.
ParentElectronicMailThe numbers, letters and symbols used to identify an electronic mail (e-mail) user within the network to which the individual or organization belongs.
ParentIdentificationDocumentThis type represents the valid document that a person uses for identification.
ParentInternationalAddressParent's address, if different from the student address.
ParentOtherNameOther names (e.g., alias, nickname, previous legal name) associated with a person.
ParentTelephoneThe 10-digit telephone number, including the area code, for the person.
PayrollThis financial entity represents the sum of the financial transactions to date for employee compensation. An "employee" who performs services under the direction of the employing institution or agency is compensated for such services by the employer and is eligible for employee benefits and wage or salary tax withholdings.
PerformanceBaseTypeDefines standard levels of competency or performance that can be used for dashboard visualizations: advanced, proficient, basic and below basic.
PerformanceLevelDescriptorThis descriptor defines various levels or thresholds for performance on the assessment.
PersonThis general entity represents a person and is specialized into one or more of Staff/Parent/Student/etc.
PopulationServedTypeIndicates the type of students the course was designed for.
PostingResultTypeIndication of whether the position was filled or retired without filling.
PostSecondaryEventThis entity captures significant postsecondary events during a student's high school tenure (e.g., FAFSA application or college application, acceptance and enrollment).
PostSecondaryEventCategoryTypeA code describing the type of post-secondary event (e.g., college application or acceptance).
PostSecondaryInstitutionAn organization that provides educational programs for individuals who have completed or otherwise left educational programs in secondary school(s).
PostSecondaryInstitutionIdentificationCodeA unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to an education organization by a school, school system, state or other agency or entity. 
PostSecondaryInstitutionInstructionalCategoryThe categories in which an institution serves the students.
PostSecondaryInstitutionLevelTypeA classification of whether a post-secondary institution's highest level of offering is a program of 4 years or higher (4 year), 2 but less than 4 years (2 year) or less than 2 years.
ProgramThis entity represents any program designed to work in conjunction with, or as a supplement to, the main academic program. Programs may provide instruction, training, services or benefits through federal, state or local agencies. Programs may also include organized extracurricular activities for students.
ProgramAssignmentDescriptorThis descriptor defines the name of the education program for which a teacher is assigned to a school.
ProgramAssignmentTypeThe name of the education program for which a teacher is assigned to a school.
ProgramCharacteristicReflects important characteristics of the Program, such as categories or particular indications.
ProgramCharacteristicDescriptorThis descriptor defines important characteristics of the Program, such as categories or particular indications.
ProgramCharacteristicTypeReflects important characteristics of the Program, such as categories or particular indications .
ProgramLearningObjectiveReferences the Learning Objective(s) the Program is associated with.
ProgramLearningStandardLearning Standard followed by this program.
ProgramServiceDefines the services this program provides to students.
ProgramSponsorTypeUltimate and intermediate providers of funds for a particular educational or service program or activity or for an individual's participation in the program or activity (e.g., Federal, State, ESC, District, School, Private Org.).
ProgramTypeThe formal name of the program of instruction, training, services or benefits available through federal, state or local agencies.
PublicationStatusTypeThe publication status of the document (i.e., Adopted, Draft, Published, Deprecated, Unknown).
RaceTypeThe general racial category which most clearly reflects the individual's recognition of his or her community or with which the individual most identifies.
ReasonExitedDescriptorThis descriptor defines the reason the student exited the program.
ReasonExitedTypeThe reason the child left the program within a school or district.
ReasonNotTestedTypeThe primary reason the student is not tested (e.g., Absent, Refusal by parent, Illness).
RecognitionRecognition given to the student for accomplishments in a co-curricular or extra-curricular activity.
RecognitionTypeThe nature of recognition given to the student for accomplishments in a co-curricular or extra-curricular activity.
RelationTypeThe nature of an individual's relationship to a student.
RepeatIdentifierTypeAn indication as to whether a student has previously taken a given course.
ReportCardThis educational entity represents the collection of student grades for courses taken during a grading period.
ReportCardGradeGrades for the classes attended by the student for this grading period.
ReportCardStudentCompetencyLearningObjectiveThe student competency evaluations associated for this grading period.
ReportCardStudentCompetencyObjectiveThe student competency evaluations associated for this grading period.
ReporterDescriptionDescriptorThis descriptor defines the type of individual who reported an incident.
ReporterDescriptionTypeInformation on the type of individual who reported the incident.
ResidencyStatusDescriptorThis descriptor defines indications of the location of a persons legal residence relative to (within or outside of) the boundaries of the public school attended and its administrative unit.
ResidencyStatusTypeAn indication of the location of a persons legal residence relative to (within or outside) the boundaries of the public school attended and its administrative unit.
ResponseIndicatorTypeIndicator of the response. For example: Nonscorable response, Ineffective response, etc.
ResponsibilityDescriptorThis descriptor defines types of responsibility an education organization may have for a student (e.g., accountability, attendance, funding).
ResponsibilityTypeIndications of an education organization's responsibility for a student, such as accountability, attendance, funding, etc.
RestraintEventThis event entity represents the instances where a special education student was physically or mechanically restrained due to imminent serious physical harm to themselves or others, imminent serious property destruction or a combination of both imminent serious physical harm to themselves or others and imminent serious property destruction.
RestraintEventProgramThe Special Education program associated with the restraint event.
RestraintEventReasonThe items of categorization of the circumstances or reasons for the restraint.
RestraintEventReasonsTypeThe items of categorization of the circumstances or reasons for the restraint.
ResultDatatypeTypeThe datatype of the result. The results can be expressed as a number, percentile, range, level, etc.
RetestIndicatorTypeIndicator if the test was retaken. For example:  Primary administration, First retest, etc.
SchoolThis entity represents an educational organization that includes staff and students who participate in classes and educational activity groups.
SchoolCategoryThe category of school. (e.g., High School, Middle School or Elementary School).
SchoolCategoryTypeThe category of school (e.g., High School, Middle School or Elementary School).
SchoolChoiceImplementStatusTypeAn indication of whether the LEA was able to implement the provisions for public school choice under Title I, Part A, Section 1116 of ESEA, as amended.
SchoolFoodServicesEligibilityDescriptorThis descriptor defines indications of a student's level of eligibility for breakfast, lunch, snack, supper and milk programs.
SchoolFoodServicesEligibilityTypeAn indication of a student's level of eligibility for breakfast, lunch, snack, supper and milk programs.
SchoolGradesOfferedThe grade levels served at the school.
SchoolTypeIndicates the type of education institution as classified by its primary focus.
SchoolYearTypeIdentifier for a school year.
SectionThis educational entity represents a setting in which organized instruction of course content is provided to one or more students for a given period of time. A course may be offered to more than one class/section. Instruction, provided by one or more teachers or other staff members, may be delivered in person or via a different medium.
SectionCharacteristicsDescriptorThis descriptor defines characteristics of a section, such as whether attendance is taken and the section is graded.
SectionCharacteristicsTypeEnumeration items for Section Characteristics.
SectionProgramOptional reference to program (e.g., CTE) to which the section is associated.
SectionSectionCharacteristicsReflects important characteristics of the Section, such as whether or not attendance is taken and the Section is graded.
SeparationReasonDescriptorThis descriptor defines the reasons for terminating the employment.
SeparationReasonTypeReason for terminating the employment; for example: Employment in education, Employment outside of education, Retirement, Family/personal relocation and Change of assignment.
SeparationTypeType of employment separation; for example: Voluntary separation, Involuntary separation, Mutual agreement, Other, etc.
ServiceDescriptorThis descriptor defines the services provided by an education organization to populations of students associated with a program.
SessionThis entity represents the prescribed span of time when an education institution is open, instruction is provided and students are under the direction and guidance of teachers and/or education institution administration. A session may be interrupted by one or more vacations.
SessionGradingPeriodGrading periods associated with the session calendar.
SexTypeA person's gender.
SpecialEducationSettingDescriptorThis descriptor defines the major instructional setting (more than 50 percent of a student's special education program).
SpecialEducationSettingTypeThe major instructional setting for a student. (more than 50% of a student’s special education program).
StaffThis entity represents an individual who performs specified activities for any public or private education institution or agency that provides instructional and/or support services to students or staff at the early childhood level through high school completion. For example, this includes:
StaffAddressThe set of elements that describes an address, including the street address, city, state and ZIP code.
StaffClassificationDescriptorThis descriptor defines an individual's title of employment, official status or rank.
StaffClassificationTypeAn individual's title of employment, official status or rank.
StaffCohortAssociationThis association indicates the staff associated with a cohort of students.
StaffEducationOrgAssignmentAssociationThis association indicates the education organization to which a staff member provides services; also known as school of service.
StaffEducationOrgAssignmentEmploymentAssociationWhen the employment relationship is impacted by the current nature of assignments, a reference from the assignment to the employment relationship is created. This is necessary in states where pay is proportional based on the assignment. For example, a staff member may be paid 30% of the teacher salary and 70% of the principal salary, because he or she spends 30% of the time assigned as a teacher and 70% assigned as a principal.
StaffEducationOrgEmploymentAssociationThis association indicates the education organization an employee, contractor, volunteer or other service provider is formally associated with—typically indicated by which organization the staff member has a services contract with or receives compensation from.
StaffElectronicMailThe numbers, letters and symbols used to identify an electronic mail (e-mail) user within the network to which the individual or organization belongs.
StaffIdentificationCodeA coding scheme that is used for identification and record-keeping purposes by schools, social services or other agencies to refer to a staff member.
StaffIdentificationDocumentRepresents the valid document that a person uses for identification.
StaffIdentificationSystemTypeA coding scheme that is used for identification and record-keeping purposes by schools, social services or other agencies to refer to a staff member.
StaffInternationalAddressThe set of elements that describes an address, including the street address, city, state and ZIP code.
StaffLanguagesLanguage(s) the individual uses to communicate.
StaffLanguageUseA description of how the language is used (e.g. Home Language, Native Language, Spoken Language).
StaffOtherNameOther names (e.g., alias, nickname, previous legal name) associated with a person.
StaffProgramAssociationThis association indicates the staff associated with a program.
StaffRaceThe general racial category which most clearly reflects the individual's recognition of his or her community or with which the individual most identifies. The way this data element is listed, it must allow for multiple entries so that each individual can specify all appropriate races.
StaffTelephoneThe 10-digit telephone number, including the area code, for the person.
StaffVisaDescribe the types of visa that a non-U.S. citizen staff member holds.
StateAbbreviationTypeThe abbreviation for the state (within the United States) or outlying area in which an address is located.
StateEducationAgencyThis entity represents the agency of the state charged with the primary responsibility for coordinating and supervising public instruction, including the setting of standards for elementary and secondary instructional programs.
StateEducationAgencyAccountabilityThis entity maintains information about federal reporting and accountability for State Education Agencies.
StateEducationAgencyFederalFundsContains the information about the reception and use of federal funds for reporting purposes.
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.
StudentAcademicRecordThis educational entity represents the cumulative record of academic achievement for a student.
StudentAcademicRecordReportCardReport cards for the student.
StudentAddressThe set of elements that describes an address, including the street address, city, state, and ZIP code.
StudentAssessmentThis entity represents the analysis or scoring of a student's response on an assessment. The analysis results in a value that represents a student's performance on a set of items on a test.
StudentAssessmentAccommodationThe specific type of special variation used in how an examination is presented, how it is administered or how the test taker is allowed to respond. This generally refers to changes that do not substantially alter what the examination measures. The proper use of accommodations does not substantially change academic level or performance criteria (e.g., Braille, Enlarged Monitor View, Extra Time, Large Print, Setting, Oral Administration).
StudentAssessmentItemThis entity represents the student's response to an assessment item and the item-level scores, such as correct, incorrect or met standard.
StudentAssessmentPerformanceLevelIndicates the various levels or thresholds for the performance achieved by the student on the assessment.
StudentAssessmentScoreResultA meaningful raw score or statistical expression of the performance of an individual. The results can be expressed as a number, percentile, range, level, etc. 
StudentCharacteristicsImportant characteristics of the student's home situation: Displaced Homemaker, Homeless, Immigrant, Migratory, Military Parent, Pregnant Teen, Single Parent and Unaccompanied Youth.
StudentCharacteristicsTypeEnumeration items for the important characteristics of the student's home situation: Displaced Homemaker, Homeless, Immigrant, Migratory, Military Parent, Pregnant Teen, Single Parent and Unaccompanied Youth.
StudentCohortAssociationThis association represents the cohort(s) for which a student is designated.
StudentCohortAssociationSectionThe cohort representing the subdivision of students within one or more sections. For example, a group of students may be given additional instruction and tracked as a cohort.
StudentCohortYearsThe type and year of a cohort (e.g., 9th grade) the student belongs to as determined by the year that student entered a specific grade.
StudentCompetencyLearningObjectiveThe Learning Objective evaluated or assessed for the student.
StudentCompetencyObjectiveThis entity holds additional competencies for student achievement that are not associated with specific learning objectives (e.g., paying attention in class).
StudentCTEProgramAssociationThis association represents the career and technical education (CTE) program that a student participates in. The association is an extension of the StudentProgramAssociation particular for CTE programs.
StudentDisciplineIncidentAssociationThis association indicates those students who were victims, perpetrators, witnesses and/or reporters for a discipline incident.
StudentDisciplineIncidentBehaviorThe categories of behavior describing a discipline incident.
StudentEducationOrganizationAssociationThis association indicates any relationship between a student and an education organization other than however the state views enrollment. Enrollment relationship semantics are covered by StudentSchoolAssociation.
StudentElectronicMailThe electronic mail (e-mail) address listed for an individual or organization.
StudentGradebookEntryThis entity holds a student’s grade or competency level for a GradeBookEntry.
StudentIdentificationCodeA coding scheme that is used for identification and record-keeping purposes by schools, social services or other agencies to refer to a student.
StudentIdentificationDocumentRepresents the valid document that a person uses for identification.
StudentIdentificationSystemTypeA coding scheme that is used for identification and record-keeping purposes by schools, social services or other agencies to refer to a student.
StudentIndicatorAn indicator or metric computed for the student (e.g., at risk) to influence more effective education or direct specific interventions.
StudentInternationalAddressThe set of elements that describes an address, including the street address and country for international students.
StudentInterventionAssociationThis association indicates the students participating in an intervention.
StudentInterventionAssociationInterventionEffectivenessA measure of the effects of an intervention in each outcome domain. The rating of effectiveness takes into account four factors: the quality of the research on the intervention, the statistical significance of the research findings, the size of the differences between participants in the intervention and comparison groups and the consistency in results.
StudentInterventionAttendanceEventThis event entity represents the recording of whether a student is in attendance for an intervention.
StudentLanguagesLanguage(s) the individual uses to communicate.
StudentLanguageUseA description of how the language is used (e.g. Home Language, Native Language, Spoken Language).
StudentLearningStyleThe student's relative preference to visual, auditory and tactile learning expressed as percentages.
StudentMigrantEducationProgramAssociationThis association represents the migrant education program(s) that a student participates in or receives services from. The association is an extension of the StudentProgramAssociation with added elements particular to migrant education programs.
StudentObjectiveAssessmentThis entity holds the score and or performance levels earned for an objective assessment by a student.
StudentObjectiveAssessmentPerformanceLevelThe performance level(s) achieved for the objective assessment.
StudentObjectiveAssessmentScoreResultsA meaningful raw score or statistical expression of the performance of an individual. The results can be expressed as a number, percentile, range, level, etc.
StudentOtherNameOther names (e.g., alias, nickname, previous legal name) associated with a person.
StudentParentAssociationThis association relates students to their parents, guardians or caretakers.
StudentParticipationCodeTypeThe role or type of participation of a student in a discipline incident (e.g., Victim, Perpetrator, Witness, Reporter).
StudentProgramAssociationThis association represents the program(s) that a student participates in or is served by.
StudentProgramAssociationServiceIndicates the services being provided to the student by the program.
StudentProgramAttendanceEventRelates the program associated with the attendance event. Used for Early Learning attendance.
StudentProgramParticipationsKey programs the student is participating in or receives services from.
StudentProgramParticipationsCharacteristicReflects important characteristics of the Program that a Student participates in, such as categories or particular indications.
StudentRaceThe general racial category which most clearly reflects the individual's recognition of his or her community or with which the individual most identifies. The data model allows for multiple entries so that each individual can specify all appropriate races.
StudentSchoolAssociationThis association represents the school in which a student is enrolled.
StudentSchoolAssociationEducationPlansIndicates the type of Education Plan(s) the student is following, if appropriate; for example: Special Education IEP or Vocational/CTE, etc.
StudentSchoolAssociationGraduationPlanThe graduation plan associated with the student enrolled in the school.
StudentSchoolAttendanceEventThis event entity represents the recording of whether a student is in attendance on a daily basis at their school.
StudentSectionAssociationThis association indicates the course sections to which a student is assigned.
StudentSectionAttendanceEventThis event entity represents the recording of whether a student is in attendance for a class or in attendance to receive or participate in program services.
StudentSpecialEdProgramAssociationThis association represents the Special Education program(s) that a student participates in or receives services from. The association is an extension of the StudentProgramAssociation particular for Special Education programs.
StudentSpecialEdProgramAssociationServiceProviderThe staff providing Special Education services to the student.
StudentTelephoneThe 10-digit telephone number, including the area code, for the person.
StudentTitleIPartAProgramAssociationThis association represents the Title I Part A program(s) that a student participates in or from which the student receives services. The association is an extension of the StudentProgramAssociation particular for Title I Part A programs.
StudentVisaDescribe the types of Visa that a non-U.S. citizen student holds.
TeacherSchoolAssociationThis association indicates the school(s) to which a teacher provides instructional services.
TeacherSchoolAssociationAcademicSubjectsThe teaching field taught by an individual: for example: English/Language Arts, Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, etc.
TeacherSchoolAssociationInstructionalGradeLevelsThe set of grade levels for which the individual's assignment is responsible.
TeacherSectionAssociationThis association indicates the class sections to which a teacher is assigned.
TeachingCredentialBasisTypeAn indication of the pre-determined criteria for granting the teaching credential that an individual holds.
TeachingCredentialDescriptorThis descriptor defines an indication of the category of a legal document giving authorization to perform teaching assignment services.
TeachingCredentialTypeAn indication of the category of a legal document giving authorization to perform teaching assignment services.
TelephoneNumberTypeThe 10-digit telephone number, including the area code, for the person.
TermTypeIndicates the type of the session during the school year (e.g., Fall Semester).
TitleIPartAParticipantTypeAn indication of the type of Title I program, if any, in which the student is participating and served.
TitleIPartASchoolDesignationTypeDenotes the Title I Part A designation for the school.
VisaTypeAn indicator of a non-U.S. citizen's Visa type.
WeaponDescriptorThis descriptor defines the types of weapon used during an incident.
WeaponsTypeIdentifies the type of weapon used during an incident.