Secondary School Course Classification System:
School Codes for the Exchange of Data (SCED) Working Group
Purpose: Education agencies are increasingly tracking student progress and performance over time, including progression through school grades, movement between schools, and the transfer to postsecondary education and the workforce. Standardized course codes assist with maintaining longitudinal student records and tracking students through these transitions. In 2007, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) published the Secondary School Course Classification System: School Codes for the Exchange of Data (SCED), which many state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) have adopted as a standard for secondary course codes. This working group will review and update the 2007 SCED document.
Current Tasks: The Secondary School Course Classification System: School Codes for the Exchange of Data (SCED) Working Group is revising the 2007 SCED document to ensure that it is comprehensive, up-to-date, and accurate. The updated document will be available as an online Forum resource.
Bruce Dacey, Delaware Department of Education
Marilyn King, Bozeman Public Schools (MT)
Rachel Kruse, Iowa Department of Education
Zachary Mangold, Maryland State Department of Education
John Metcalfe, Fremont County School District #1 (WY)
Allen Miedema, Northshore School District (WA)
Jan Rose Petro, Colorado Department of Education
Susan Williams, Virginia Department of Education
Beth Young, Quality Information Partners (QIP)
E–mail: SCED@nceslistserv.com [Note that only registered members of a listserv (i.e., members of the working group) can send messages.]
Chair: Kathy Gosa, Kansas State Department of Education
NCES Staff: Ghedam Bairu
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