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SCED Working Group

School Courses for the Exchange of Data (SCED) Working Group

Purpose: School Courses for the Exchange of Data (SCED) is a voluntary, common classification system for prior-to-secondary and secondary school courses that can be used to compare course information, maintain longitudinal data about student coursework, and efficiently exchange course-taking records. SCED includes elements and attributes that identify basic course information and that can be adopted and adapted to meet the specific needs of education agencies. The SCED Working Group is tasked with reviewing and periodically updating SCED. SCED Version 2.0 and related documents and files are available at

Current Tasks: The SCED Working Group is currently developing SCED Version 3.0.

Marilyn King, Bozeman Public Schools (MT)
Rachel Kruse, Iowa Department of Education
Zachary Mangold, Maryland State Department of Education
Ray Martin, Connecticut Department of Education
Allen Miedema, Northshore School District (WA)
Jan Rose Petro, Colorado Department of Education
Robin Utz, U.S. Department of Education
Susan Williams, Virginia Department of Education

E–mail: [Note that only registered members of a listserv (i.e., members of the working group) can send messages.]

Chair: Lee Rabbitt, Pawtucket School Department (RI)

NCES Staff: Ghedam Bairu

Kristina Dunman, QIP
Nicole Ifill, RTI International

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