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What's new in 3.0?

  • answer paths to NCES Forum questions
  • updated federal reporting requirements
  • Common Data Standards
  • early childhood and postsecondary reports
  • common attributes
  • mapped entity relationships

Who's been using it?

  • 18 states and hundreds of LEAs
  • vendor and software developers

The National Education Data Model

Welcome to the National Education Data Model Website

The National Education Data Model is a conceptual but detailed representation of the education information domain. The Education Data Model strives to be a shared understanding among all education stakeholders as to what information needs to be collected and managed at the local level in order to enable effective instruction of students and superior leadership of schools.

NEDM is a conceptual data model and NOT a data collection. There are no data in NEDM or collected by NEDM.

The Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) project is a national collaborative effort to develop voluntary, common data standards for a key set of education data elements to streamline the exchange, comparison, and understanding of data within and across P-20W institutions and sectors.