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Class Meeting (classMeeting)


Definitions

Source: NEDM
A gathering of students and teachers for a class.


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Attributes

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Class Beginning Time

Class Beginning Time

Source: Handbooks
An indication of the time of day the class begins.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Class Ending Time

Class Ending Time

Source: Handbooks
An indication of the time of day the class ends.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Class Meeting Day(s)

Class Meeting Day(s)

Source: Handbooks
The day(s) of the week (e.g., Monday, Wednesday) that the class meets or an indication that a class meets "out-of-school" or "self-paced".

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Class Organization

Class Organization

Source: Handbooks
The structure in which class instruction is arranged.

Code Set:

  • Ability group class - A type of instructional organization in which students are separated into different classrooms within a grade based on their estimated achievement or ability levels. Does not include grouping by gifted/talented designation.
  • Departmentalized instruction - A type of instructional organization in which teachers specialize in one or two subject matter areas and provide instruction in those areas to several classes. Under this arrangement students or teachers move between locations of instruction for different classes during a school day.
  • Elementary enrichment class - A type of instructional organization for which students are selected by specialists based upon outstanding ability or interest in a given area. These classes are not required and schools are not obligated to offer this program.
  • Pull-out class - A type of instructional organization in which students are removed from their regular classrooms (usually for 30 to 40 minutes per day) to participate in subject-specific, small-group instruction.
  • Self-contained class - A type of instructional organization in which one or more teachers are responsible for a class all or most of the day. Under this arrangement the designation of grade level is often substituted for class titles.
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Class Pace

Class Pace

Source: Handbooks
The pace at which class instruction is arranged.

Code Set:

  • Combination of self-paced and control paced - N/A
  • Controlled paced - A learning pace controlled by one or more instructors for a set period of time.
  • Self-paced - A learning pace controlled by the student; according to his or her schedule and convenience.
Class Period

Class Period

Source: Handbooks
An indication of the portion of a typical daily session in which students receive instruction in a specified subject (e.g., morning, sixth period, block period, or AB schedules).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Classroom Identification Code

Classroom Identification Code

Source: Handbooks
A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a room by a school, school system, state, or other agency or entity.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Course Code

Course Code

Source: Handbooks
The actual code that identifies the organization of subject matter and related learning experiences provided for the instruction of students.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Course Code System

Course Code System

Source: Handbooks
A system that is used to identify the organization of subject matter and related learning experiences provided for the instruction of students.

Code Set:

  • Intermediate agency course code - N/A
  • LEA course code - N/A
  • NCES Pilot Standard National Course Classification System for Secondary Education Codes - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • School Codes for the Exchange of Data (SCED) course code - N/A
  • + 3 More Codes...
Course Title

Course Title

Source: Handbooks
The descriptive name given to a course of study offered in a school or other institution or organization. In departmentalized classes at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels (and for staff development activities), this refers to the name by which a course is identified (e.g., American History, English III). For elementary and other non-departmentalized classes, it refers to any portion of the instruction for which a grade or report is assigned (e.g., reading, composition, spelling, and language arts).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Estimated Time Element

Estimated Time Element

Source: Handbooks
The actual or estimated number of clock hours or minutes required for class completion. This number is especially important for occupational or vocational classes and may represent the clock hour requirement of the class, the number of minutes (or clock hours) of class time per week, and/or the number of equivalent weeks the class typically meets.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Facility Type

Facility Type

Source: Handbooks
The functional or organizational classification of a function of a facility.

Code Set:

  • Administrative office - A building or site used to house offices to support activities concerned with the overall business/management, planning, and evaluation of an education agency or school.
  • Business facility - A building or site that belongs to a business.
  • Community facility - A building or site belonging to the community and used by an education institution.
  • Correction or detention facility - A place for the confinement of persons in lawful detention.
  • Education facility (PK-12) - A building or site used to support preschool, elementary, and/or secondary instruction or specialized educational program and other education-related services to students.
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Language of Instruction

Language of Instruction

Source: Handbooks
The language that is used for presenting the instructional materials.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Lesson Activity Description

Lesson Activity Description

Source: Handbooks
A description of the lesson activity.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Lesson Activity Duration

Lesson Activity Duration

Source: Handbooks
An estimate of the duration of time for the lesson.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Lesson Activity Name

Lesson Activity Name

Source: Handbooks
The name of the lesson activity.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Lesson Activity Objective

Lesson Activity Objective

Source: Handbooks
The objectives of the lesson activity.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Lesson Duration

Lesson Duration

Source: Handbooks
An estimate of the duration of time for the lesson.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Lesson Name

Lesson Name

Source: Handbooks
The name of the lesson.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Lesson Objective

Lesson Objective

Source: Handbooks
A description of the learning objective(s) of the lesson.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Maximum Number of Seats

Maximum Number of Seats

Source: Handbooks
The most number of seats the class can maintain.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Medium of Instruction

Medium of Instruction

Source: Handbooks
The media through which teachers provide instruction to students and students and teachers communicate about instructional matters.

Code Set:

  • Center-based instruction - Instruction provided through a set of self-teaching materials generally focused on a single objective completed by a student or group of students in a specified location usually inside the classroom.
  • Correspondence instruction - Instruction which provides for the systematic exchange of materials between teacher and student by mail.
  • Face-to-face instruction - Instruction by one or more teachers physically present (e.g., by a single teacher or by a team of two or more teachers).
  • Independent study - Self-study, under the guidance of one or more teachers and involving a variety of resources both inside and outside of the classroom, in which the student has a role in selecting what is studied.
  • Internship - Instruction provided through direct supervised participation in an occupation in which the student gains practical work-related experience.
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Number of Students in Class

Number of Students in Class

Source: Handbooks
The number of students for the classroom for which the individual is responsible for providing learning experiences and care during a particular time period or in a given discipline.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Optimum Number of Seats

Optimum Number of Seats

Source: Handbooks
The number of seats that is most favorable to the class.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Originating Location of Instruction/Service

Originating Location of Instruction/Service

Source: Handbooks
The type of location from which the instruction or service originates.

Code Set:

  • Business - N/A
  • Community facility - A building or site belonging to the community and used by an education institution.
  • Home - N/A
  • Hospital - A building or site belonging to or used by a hospital, sanatorium, or convalescent home.
  • In school - An individual who is precluded from holding a job because of responsibilities of being a full-time student.
  • + 4 More Codes...
Originating Location of Instruction/Service Description

Originating Location of Instruction/Service Description

Source: Handbooks
A description of the location at which instruction or service originates (e.g., room number, building site, campus designation, or address).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Percentage of Time by Medium of Instruction

Percentage of Time by Medium of Instruction

Source: Handbooks
The percentage of time that the medium of instruction is utilized by the teacher to instruct and by which the student receives instructional communication from his or her teacher(s).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Prior to Secondary Course Identifier

Prior to Secondary Course Identifier

Source: Handbooks rc8
The five-digit SCED code and name of the course. The first two-digits of the code represent the Prior to Secondary Course Subject Area. Courses within a Subject Area are distinguished by a three-digit code. The codes carry no meaning within themselves. These identifiers are fairly general but provide enough specificity to identify the course's topic and to distinguish it from other courses in that subject area.

Code Set:

  • Adapted Physical Education - These courses provide physical education activities (sports, fitness, and conditioning) adapted for students with special needs.
  • Administration—Independent Study - Administration—Independent Study courses, often conducted with instructors as mentors, enable students to explore business administration-related topics of interest. Independent Study courses may serve as an opportunity for students to expand their expertise in a particular application, to explore a topic in greater detail, or to develop more advanced skills.
  • Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) - AVID courses encourage students to pursue college readiness (and eventual enrollment). Typically, the courses offer activities that enable students to learn organizational and study skills, enhance their critical thinking skills, receive academic assistance as necessary, and be motivated to aspire to college education.
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources—Comprehensive - Agriculture and Natural Resources—Comprehensive courses cover a wide range of topics concerning agriculture and natural resources, including plant and animal science, production, and processing; environmental science and conservation; ecology; agricultural mechanics; agricultural construction; business operations and management; and the careers available in the agricultural/natural resources industry. Courses may also include topics such as chemical and soil science, forestry, agricultural marketing, and veterinary science.
  • Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources—Independent Study - Courses in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources—Independent Study, often conducted with instructors as mentors, enable students to explore topics of interest related to agriculture, food, and natural resources. Independent Study courses may serve as an opportunity for students to expand their expertise in a particular application, to explore a topic in greater detail, or to develop more advanced skills.
  • + 485 More Codes...
Prior to Secondary Course Subject Area

Prior to Secondary Course Subject Area

Source: Handbooks
A classification of related courses or units of courses provided for students of elementary and middle school levels. The two character code is used as the first two digits of the School Codes for Exchanged of Data that uniquely identify any course.

Code Set:

  • 51 - English Language and Literature
  • 52 - Mathematics
  • 53 - Life and Physical Sciences
  • 54 - Social Sciences and History
  • 55 - Fine and Performing Arts
  • + 18 More Codes...
Receiving Location of Instruction/Service

Receiving Location of Instruction/Service

Source: Handbooks
The type of location at which instruction or service takes place.

Code Set:

  • Business - N/A
  • Community facility - A building or site belonging to the community and used by an education institution.
  • Home of student - The residence of an individual.
  • Hospital - A building or site belonging to or used by a hospital, sanatorium, or convalescent home.
  • Library/media center - A location on campus designated as a library or media center.
  • + 5 More Codes...
Receiving Location of Instruction/Service Description

Receiving Location of Instruction/Service Description

Source: Handbooks
A description of the location at which an individual receives instruction or service (e.g., room number, building site, campus designation, or address).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Secondary Course Identifier

Secondary Course Identifier

Source: Handbooks rc8
The five-digit SCED code and name of the course. The first two-digits of the code represent the Secondary Course Subject Area. These identifiers are fairly general but provide enough specificity to identify the course's topic and to distinguish it from other courses in that subject area.

Code Set:

  • Abstract Algebra 02113 - Abstract Algebra courses include a study of the properties of the number system from an abstract perspective, including such topics as number fields (i.e., rational, real, and complex numbers), integral domains, rings, groups, polynomials, and the fundamental theorem of algebra. Abstract Algebra is typically geared towards students who have attained pre-calculus objectives.
  • Accounting 12104 - Accounting courses introduce and expand upon the fundamental accounting principles and procedures used in businesses. Course content typically includes the full accounting cycle, payroll, taxes, debts, depreciation, ledger and journal techniques, and periodic adjustments. Students may learn how to apply standard auditing principles and to prepare budgets and final reports. Calculators, electronic spreadsheets, or other automated tools are usually used. Advanced topics may include elementary principles of partnership and corporate accounting and the managerial uses of control systems and the accounting process.
  • Adapted Physical Education 08007 - These courses provide physical education activities (sports, fitness, and conditioning) adapted for students with special needs.
  • Administration—Independent Study 12047 - Administration—Independent Study courses, often conducted with instructors as mentors, enable students to explore business administration-related topics of interest. Independent Study courses may serve as an opportunity for students to expand their expertise in a particular application, to explore a topic in greater detail, or to develop more advanced skills.
  • Administration—Other 12049 - Other Administration courses.
  • + 1373 More Codes...
Secondary Course Level

Secondary Course Level

Source: Handbooks
The secondary course's level of rigor.

Code Set:

  • B - Basic or remedial - A course focusing primarily on skills development, including literacy in language, mathematics, and the physical and social sciences. These courses are typically less rigorous than standard courses and may be intended to prepare a student for a general course.
  • E - Enriched or advanced - A course that augments the content and/or rigor of a general course, but does not carry an honors designation.
  • G - General or regular - A course providing instruction in a given subject area that focuses primarily on general concepts appropriate for the grade level. General courses typically meet the states or districts expectations of scope and difficulty for mastery of the content.
  • H Honors - An advanced level course designed for students who have earned honors status according to educational requirements. These courses typically include additional content not found in general courses, and are formally designated as honors courses.
Secondary Course Subject Area

Secondary Course Subject Area

Source: Handbooks
The intended major subject area of the secondary education course.

Code Set:

  • 01 - English Language and Literature
  • 02 - Mathematics
  • 03 - Life and Physical Sciences
  • 04 - Social Sciences and History
  • 05 - Fine and Performing Arts
  • + 17 More Codes...
Section Count for Attendance

Section Count for Attendance

Source: NEDM
An indicator of whether attendance in this section is collected and used in attendance calculations.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A
Sequence of Course

Sequence of Course

Source: Handbooks
Where a specific course lies when it is part of a consecutive sequence of courses. This element should be interpreted as `part ''n'' of ''m'' parts.` (ex. if a school offers 4 years of Theater, Theater 3 within this school would be indicated in the sequence elements as 3 4, denoting the 3rd part of a 4-part sequence of courses).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Timetable Day Identifier

Timetable Day Identifier

Source: Handbooks
The unique identifier for the timetable day for this school calendar. The locally defined rotation cycle date code when the class meets (e.g., in a two day schedule, valid values could be "A" and "B", or "1" and "2").

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Timetable Day Name

Timetable Day Name

Source: NEDM
The name of the timetable day.

Timetable Period Identifier

Timetable Period Identifier

Source: NEDM
The unique identifier for the timetable period for this school calendar.

Timetable Period Name

Timetable Period Name

Source: NEDM
The name of the timetable period.

Unique Course Code

Unique Course Code

Source: Handbooks
A unique number that identifies the classroom, the subjects taught, and the instructors that are assigned.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A


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