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Course Elementary Secondary (courseElementarySecondary)


Definitions

Source: Handbooks
The organization of subject matter and related learning experiences provided for the instruction of students on a regular or systematic basis, usually for a predetermined period of time (e.g., a semester or two-week workshop) to an individual or group of students (e.g., a class).


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Attributes

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Aligned with State Standards

Aligned with State Standards

Source: Handbooks rc8
An indication of whether a course is aligned with the state's standards.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A
Applicable GradesAvailable Credit

Available Credit

Source: Handbooks
Measured in Carnegie units, the amount of credit available to a student who successfully meets the objectives of the course. A course meeting every day for one period of the school day over the span of a school year offers one Carnegie unit. A Carnegie unit is thus a measure of `seat time` rather than a measure of attainment of the course objectives.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Course Attendance Frequency Requirement

Course Attendance Frequency Requirement

Source: Handbooks
A description of any synchronous attendance requirement (online or in person) or the number of times a student must log in and the length of the log in time required for an asynchronous course.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Course Attendance Requirement

Course Attendance Requirement

Source: Handbooks
An indication that a course attendance is required during specific periods, at specific intervals, or for a specific student population.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A
Course Certification Description

Course Certification Description

Source: Handbooks
A description of the certification or recognition associated with this course (ex. Networking, CAD, etc.).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Course Code

Course Code (Common Attribute)

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 (Common Attribute)

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:

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

Course Description

Source: Handbooks
A description of the content standards and goals covered in the course. Reference may be made to state or national content standards.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Course GPA Applicability

Course GPA Applicability

Source: NEDM
An 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 weighted differently from regular courses.

Code Set:

  • Applicable in GPA - N/A
  • Not Applicable in GPA - N/A
  • Weighted in GPA - N/A
Course Level Characteristic

Course Level Characteristic

Source: Handbooks
An indication of the general nature and difficulty of instruction provided throughout a course.

Code Set:

  • Accepted as a high school equivalent - A secondary-level course offered at an education institution other than a secondary school (such as adult learning center or a community college) or through correspondence or distance learning.
  • Advanced placement course - An advanced, college-level course designed for students who achieve a specified level of academic performance. Upon successful completion of the course and a standardized Advanced Placement examination, a student may receive college credit.
  • Basic course - A course focusing primarily on skills development, including literacy in language, mathematics, life and physical sciences, and social sciences and history.
  • College-level course - A course, often taken at or in conjunction with a postsecondary institution, which contains instruction equivalent to a college-level course and for which a student may get college credit(s).
  • English Language Learner (ELL) course - An instruction course in which a limited English proficient child is paced for the purpose of developing and attaining English proficiency, while meeting challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards, as required by section 1111(b)(1); and that may make instructional use of both English and a child''s native language to enable the child to develop and attain English proficiency, and may include the participation of English proficient children if such course is designed to enable all participating children to become proficient in English and a second language.
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Course Title

Course Title (Common Attribute)

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
Course Weight

Course Weight

Source: Handbooks
The amount of weight this course holds in calculating a grade or GPA.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Credit Type Earned

Credit Type Earned

Source: Handbooks
The type of credits or units of value awarded for the completion of a course.

Code Set:

  • Adult education credit - A term frequently used to indicate the number of hours received by an individual upon completion of an adult education program (course or series of courses).
  • Carnegie unit - A standard measurement used for secondary education that represents the completion of a course that meets one period per day for one school year.
  • Converted occupational experience credit - A term frequently used to indicate the number of hours received by an individual based on life experience.
  • Correspondence credit - A term frequently used to indicate the number of hours received by an individual upon completion of a self-paced instructional program (course or series of courses) offered by mail or via the Internet with no direct contact with faculty.
  • Credit by examination - A term frequently used to indicate the number of hours received by an individual upon completion of a course by passing the proficiency examination for the course.
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Credits Earned in Course/Staff Development Activity

Credits Earned in Course/Staff Development Activity

Source: Handbooks
The number of credits earned by an individual for completing a course or staff development activity.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Curriculum Framework

Curriculum Framework

Source: Handbooks
An indication of the standard curriculum used for this course.

Code Set:

  • LEA curriculum framework - N/A
  • National curriculum standard - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • Private, religious curriculum - N/A
  • School curriculum framework - N/A
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Curriculum Framework Name

Curriculum Framework Name

Source: Handbooks rc8
The name of the curriculum framework used for this course.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
End of Course Requirement

End of Course Requirement

Source: Handbooks
An indication that this course has an end of course examination required by the SEA or LEA.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A
Grade Earned

Grade Earned

Source: Handbooks
A final indicator of student performance in a class as submitted by the instructor.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
High School Course Requirement

High School Course Requirement

Source: Handbooks
An indication that this course credit is required for a high school diploma.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A
Highly Qualified Teacher Status

Highly Qualified Teacher Status

Source: Handbooks
An indication that the teacher has been determined highly qualified based on assignment.

Code Set:

  • Locally designated - N/A
  • State designated - N/A
Honors Course

Honors Course

Source: Handbooks
Students successfully completing this course will receive honor’s credit.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A
Marking Period

Marking Period

Source: Handbooks
The name or description of the marking period (e.g., fall, first marking period).

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 Credits Attempted

Number of Credits Attempted

Source: Handbooks
The number of credits that a student can earn for enrolling in and completing a given course.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Number of Credits Received

Number of Credits Received

Source: Handbooks
The number of credits a student earned for completing a given course.

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
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Repeat Identifier

Repeat Identifier

Source: Handbooks
An indication as to whether a student has previously taken a given course.

Code Set:

  • Not repeated - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • Repeated, counted in grade point average - N/A
  • Repeated, not counted in grade point average - 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.
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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 state’s or district’s 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
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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
Session Beginning Date

Session Beginning Date

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year on which a session begins.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Session Ending Date

Session Ending Date

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year on which a session ends.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Session Name

Session Name

Source: NEDM
The name of the session during the school year in which coursework was completed (e.g., Fall Semester)

Session Type

Session Type

Source: Handbooks
A 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.

Code Set:

  • Full school year - A regular school term consisting of no major subdivision of time segments. It usually begins in the late summer or early fall and ends in late spring or early summer (e.g., elementary school).
  • Intersession - A short session which occurs between longer sessions.
  • Long session - A session that is longer than a semester but shorter than a full year.
  • Mini-term - A school term which is shorter than a regular session.
  • Other - N/A
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State Higher Education Course Requirement

State Higher Education Course Requirement

Source: Handbooks
Code indicating that the course meets the state university admissions requirements for a particular subject area.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A
Subject Code

Subject Code

Source: NEDM
A two digit code representing one of the 22 subject area content categories in the SCED framework. This code is part of the course description code. See publication: U.S. Department of Education, NCES, 2007-341, Secondary School Course Classification System: School Codes for the Exchange of Data (SCED).

Transcript Course

Transcript Course

Source: Handbooks
Course is included in student’s transcript.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A
Unique Course Code

Unique Course Code (Common Attribute)

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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