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Class/Section (section)


Definitions

Source: Handbooks
A setting in which organized instruction of course content is provided to one or more students (including cross-age groupings) 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. Classes/Sections that share space should be considered as separate classes/sections if they function as separate units for more than 50 percent of the time.


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Class/SectionhasAssociatedStaff Assignment
Class/SectionhasAssociatedStudent Section Assignment
Class/SectionhasAssociatedTeacher
Class/SectionhasAssociatedTeacher School Assignment
Class/SectionhasAssociatedTeacher Section Assignment
Class/SectionisOrganizationalComponentOfSchool
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Attributes

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Applicable GradesAssignment

Assignment

Source: Handbooks
The name or description of the assignment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assignment Due Date

Assignment Due Date

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year that the assignment is due.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assignment Finish Date

Assignment Finish Date

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year that the assignment is finished by students.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assignment Number of Attempts

Assignment Number of Attempts

Source: Handbooks
The number of attempts allowed by an instructor on an assignment or taken by a student to complete the assignment.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assignment Start Date

Assignment Start Date

Source: Handbooks
The month, day, and year that the assignment is started by students.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assignment Weight

Assignment Weight

Source: Handbooks
The percentage weight of the assignment towards the course grade during the particular course or term.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Assignment/Activity Points Possible

Assignment/Activity Points Possible

Source: Handbooks
The number of possible points for an assignment/activity.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Available 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
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 (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 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
Credits Attempted: Cumulative

Credits Attempted: Cumulative

Source: Handbooks
The cumulative number of credits an individual attempts to earn by taking courses during his or her enrollment in the current school as well as those credits transferred from schools in which the individual had been previously enrolled.

Code Set:

  • 00996 - No option list available
Credits Attempted: Given Grading Period

Credits Attempted: Given Grading Period

Source: Handbooks
The number of credits an individual attempts to earn by taking courses during a given grading period.

Code Set:

  • 00996 - No option list available
Credits Attempted: Given School Year

Credits Attempted: Given School Year

Source: Handbooks
The total number of credits an individual attempts to earn by taking courses during a given school year (e.g., 1999-2000).

Code Set:

  • 00996 - No option list available
Credits Attempted: Given Session

Credits Attempted: Given Session

Source: Handbooks
The total number of credits an individual attempts to earn by taking courses during a given grading period.

Code Set:

  • 00996 - No option list available
Credits Received: Cumulative

Credits Received: Cumulative

Source: Handbooks
The cumulative number of credits an individual earns by completing courses or examinations during his or her enrollment in the current school as well as those credits transferred from schools in which the individual had been previously enrolled.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Credits Received: Given Grading Period

Credits Received: Given Grading Period

Source: Handbooks
The number of credits an individual earns by successfully completing courses or examinations during a given grading period.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Credits Received: Given School Year

Credits Received: Given School Year

Source: Handbooks
The total number of credits an individual earns by successfully completing courses or examinations during a given school year.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Credits Received: Given Session

Credits Received: Given Session

Source: Handbooks
The total number of credits an individual earns by successfully completing courses or examinations during a given session.

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 (Common Attribute)

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

Code Set:

  • Other - N/A
  • Correction or detention facility - A place for the confinement of persons in lawful detention.
  • Religious facility - A building or site that belongs to a religious organization and used by an education institution.
  • Business facility - A building or site that belongs to a business.
  • 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.
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FTP Address

FTP Address

Source: NEDM
The File Transfer Protocol address to let users find particular files on servers connected to the internet.

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
Grade Point Average (GPA): Cumulative

Grade Point Average (GPA): Cumulative

Source: Handbooks
A measure of average performance in all courses taken by an individual during his or her school career as determined for record-keeping purposes. This is obtained by dividing the total grade points received by the total number of credits attempted. This usually includes grade points received and credits attempted in his or her current school as well as those transferred from schools in which the individual was previously enrolled.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Grade Point Average (GPA): Given Grading Period

Grade Point Average (GPA): Given Grading Period

Source: Handbooks
A measure of average performance in all courses for which grade points are received by an individual during a given grading period. This is obtained by dividing the total grade points received by the number of credits attempted for the same grading period.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Grade Point Average (GPA): Given School Year

Grade Point Average (GPA): Given School Year

Source: Handbooks
A measure of average performance in all courses taken by an individual during a given school year (e.g., 1999-2000). This is obtained by dividing the total grade points received by the number of credits attempted for the same school year.

Code Set:

  • 00996 - No option list available
Grade Point Average (GPA): Given Session

Grade Point Average (GPA): Given Session

Source: Handbooks
A measure of average performance in all courses taken by an individual during a given session. This is obtained by dividing the total grade points received by the number of credits attempted for the same session.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Grade Points Received: Cumulative

Grade Points Received: Cumulative

Source: Handbooks
The cumulative number of grade points an individual earns by successfully completing courses or examinations during his or her enrollment in the current school as well as those transferred from schools in which the individual had been previously enrolled.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Grade Points Received: Given Grading Period

Grade Points Received: Given Grading Period

Source: Handbooks
The number of grade points an individual earns by successfully completing courses or examinations during a given grading period.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Grade Points Received: Given School Year

Grade Points Received: Given School Year

Source: Handbooks
The total number of grade points an individual earns by successfully completing courses or examinations during a given school year (e.g., 1999-2000).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Grade Points Received: Given Session

Grade Points Received: Given Session

Source: Handbooks
The total number of grade points an individual earns by successfully completing courses or examinations during a given session.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Grade Value Qualifier

Grade Value Qualifier

Source: Handbooks
The scale of equivalents, if applicable, for grades awarded as indicators of performance in schoolwork. For example, numerical equivalents for letter grades used in determining a student's Grade Point Average (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1 in a four-point system) or letter equivalents for percentage grades (90-100%=A, 80-90%=B, etc.) (Note: A list of "Academic Grade Qualifiers" is available from the Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N St., N.W., Washington, DC 20037).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Grading Period Beginning Date

Grading Period Beginning Date

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

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Grading Period Ending Date

Grading Period Ending Date

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

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
Identification Code

Identification Code (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a space, room, site, building, individual, organization, program, or institution by a school, school system, a state, or other agency or entity.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Identification System

Identification System (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
A coding scheme that is used for identification and record-keeping purposes by schools, social services, or other agencies to refer to an individual, organization, program, or institution.

Code Set:

  • Other - N/A
  • Social Security Administration number - N/A
  • US government Visa number - N/A
  • Personal identification number - N/A
  • Family unit number - N/A
  • + 27 More Codes...
IP Address

IP Address (Common Attribute)

Source: NEDM
A numerical identification and logical address that is assigned to devices participating in a computer network utilizing the Internet Protocol for communication between its nodes.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
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
Learning Standards Document

Learning Standards Document

Source: Handbooks
The name of the learning standards document that describes the goals and standards of the instructional program.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Lesson Activity Begin Date

Lesson Activity Begin Date

Source: Handbooks
The first month, day, and year of the lesson activity.

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 End Date

Lesson Activity End Date

Source: Handbooks
The last month, day, and year of the lesson activity.

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
Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Source: Handbooks
A description of the lesson plan.

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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MEP Session Type

MEP Session Type

Source: EDEN
The time of the year when the migrant education program is available or taught.

Code Set:

  • Regular School Year (Services provided during the school day only) -
  • Regular School Year (Some or all services provided during an extended Day/week) - N/A
  • Summer Term or Intersession for Instructional or Support Service - N/A
  • Year round project (Services provided throughout the regular school year and summer/intersession terms) - N/A
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
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 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...
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
Personal Title/Prefix

Personal Title/Prefix (Common Attribute)

Source: Handbooks
An appellation, if any, used to denote rank, placement, or status (e.g., Mr., Ms., Reverend, Sister, Dr., Colonel).

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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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
Related Learning Standards

Related Learning Standards

Source: Handbooks
An indication of the state or local standard(s) addressed in the lesson.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
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
Reporting Means

Reporting Means

Source: Handbooks
The means by which routine information about a student's achievement or progress is communicated to the student and his or her parent/guardian for each grading period.

Code Set:

  • Letter or note - A written letter or note, facsimile transmission, or electronic mail message sent by staff members to report information about a student.
  • Other - N/A
  • Parent/guardian conference - A meeting in which a staff member and a student's parent/guardian discuss and evaluate the student's achievement, progress, and instructional program. This conference usually takes place at the school, in the home, or over the phone. In some instances, the student and/or additional staff members take part in the conference.
  • Progress report - A written report, facsimile transmission, or electronic mail message sent to a student's parent/guardian reporting a student's progress in various aspects of the school or educaitonal institution's instructional program.
  • Report card/evaluation - The formal, written notification, facsimile transmission, or electronic mail message sent to a student's parent/guardian reporting a student's achievement or progress in various aspects of the school or educational institution's instructional program.
Reporting Method

Reporting Method

Source: Handbooks
The 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.

Code Set:

  • Developmental scale - The measurement of student progress and achievement that focuses on what students know and can do. It is constructed with the recognition that there are stages of development and achievement learners move through as they gain mastery, and that each level of a developmental scale describes observable patterns of activity typical of students moving through a particular stage. These descriptions focus on five dimensions of learning: confidence and independence, knowledge and understanding, skills and strategies, use of prior and emerging experience, and reflectiveness.
  • Letter grade/mark - A letter assigned to a corresponding qualitative value. (e.g., A=Excellent, B=Above Average, C=Average, D=Below Average, and F=Failing). Corresponding numerical ranges may vary for each letter grade.
  • Mastery/non mastery of standards - An indication of the performance of the student by noting whether the student has mastered the content of the subject matter.
  • Number grade - Numbers such as 4.0, 3.0, 2.0, 1.0, and 0 are given as indicators of performance relative to a predetermined standard or norm.
  • Other - N/A
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Resource Author

Resource Author

Source: Handbooks
The name of the author of the resource.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Resource Cost

Resource Cost

Source: Handbooks
An indication of the cost of the resource.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Resource Description

Resource Description

Source: Handbooks
The description of the resource.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Resource Location

Resource Location

Source: Handbooks
A description of the location of a resource issued to student (e.g., location in library or URL, community resource, outside resource supplier).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Resource Media

Resource Media

Source: Handbooks
The media type through which the resource is delivered.

Code Set:

  • Audiotape - N/A
  • CD - N/A
  • Diskette - N/A
  • DVD - N/A
  • Film/filmstrip - N/A
  • + 5 More Codes...
Resource Publisher

Resource Publisher

Source: Handbooks
The name of the organization that publishes the resource material.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Resource Status

Resource Status

Source: Handbooks
A description of the availability or status of the resource (e.g., "checked out").

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Resource Title

Resource Title

Source: Handbooks
The title of the resource used for instruction (e.g., textbook, Internet source, media, software).

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Same Physical Location of Instruction

Same Physical Location of Instruction

Source: Handbooks
An indication as to whether the originating and receiving locations of instruction are in the same physical location.

Code Set:

  • No - N/A
  • Yes - N/A
Secondary Course Identifier

Secondary Course Identifier

Source: Handbooks
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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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
Session

Session

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

Session Beginning Date

Session Beginning Date

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

Code Set:

  • None - N/A
Session Ending Date

Session Ending Date

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

Code Set:

  • None - N/A
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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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.

Total Days in Grading Period

Total Days in Grading Period

Source: Handbooks
The total number of days in a given grading period. Also included are days on which the education institution facility is closed and the student body as a whole is engaged in planned activities off-campus under the guidance and direction of staff members.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Uniform Resource Identifier

Uniform Resource Identifier (Common Attribute)

Source: NEDM
A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) consists of a string of characters used to identify or name a resource on the Internet. Such identification enables interaction with representations of the resource over a network (typically the World Wide Web) using specific protocols. URIs are defined in schemes specifying a specific syntax and associated protocols.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - 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
Unit Duration

Unit Duration

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

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Unit Name

Unit Name

Source: Handbooks
The name of the lesson unit.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A


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