Arizona Education Data Standards

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Based on widely adopted CEDS guidelines (Common Education Data Standards), AzEDS is the data standard for Arizona’s education system.

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Every school in Arizona is required to track and report hundreds of pieces of information every week, requiring countless hours of work and ever-increasing financial burden. Once complete, AzEDS will automate the majority of the reporting without compromising privacy or reducing LEA control over student data. AzEDS is a behind-the-scenes system, so most people will never even know they are benefitting from it; however, administrative staff will quickly notice the reduction in hours they spend compiling and submitting data. AzEDS will also enable AZDash to offer near real-time student data.

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Future AzEDS Process

   
   AzEDS Frequently Asked           Questions

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   AzEDS Reports, Rules,                 & System Portal

   Technical Documentation               & Updates

     News and Notifications

October 19, 2015 — Letter to IT Directors (or best contact) regarding AzEDS Transition

October 5, 2015 — Letter to Superintendents, Charter Holders, and Business Managers regarding AzEDS Transition

August 11, 2015 — AzEDS to SAIS Validation Criteria – Sent to SIS Vendors August 11, 2015

August 7, 2015 — Letter to SIS Vendors Regarding Prior Year Data Submission Configuration Requirements

August 6, 2015 — SAIS Identity Search application to be replaced by AzEDS Identity application as of 8/31/15

          —AzEDS Identity in ADEConnect Documentation

          —AzEDS Identity Quick Reference Guide

May 29, 2015 — Letter to Superintendents and Charter Holders regarding SAIS-to-AzEDS Transition Update – Sent 28 May 2015

May 29, 2015 — Letter to SIS vendors regarding AzEDS certification support – Sent 28 May 2015

May 15, 2015 — Updated AzEDS API Release 2.1 Version 5 Use Case Scenarios and Release Notes are now available for download under the Technical Information for Vendors and LEAs tab.

May 13, 2015 — Check out the new AzEDS Transition Plan section!

April 29, 2015 — Updated AzEDS API Release 2.1 Version 4 Use Case Scenarios and Release Notes are now available for download under the Technical Information for Vendors and LEAs tab.

January 28, 2015 — Note: The deadline for Release 2 vendor certification is March 3, 2015.

January 27, 2015 — Updated AzEDS API Release 2.1 Version 2 Use Case Scenarios and Release Notes are now available for download under the Technical Information for Vendors and LEAs tab.

January 22, 2015 — Vendor AzEDS Certification Welcome Packet is now available for download under the Technical Information for Vendors and LEAs / General Information tab.

November 25, 2014 — Updated AzEDS API Release 2.1 Version 1 Use Case Scenarios and Release Notes are now available for download under the Technical Information for Vendors and LEAs tab.

November 20, 2014 — Tyler SIS by SchoolMaster (Tyler Technologies) has certified for AzEDS Release 1.

October 15, 2014 — Updated AzEDS API Release 2 Version 2 Use Case Scenarios and Release Notes are now available for download under the Technical Information for Vendors and LEAs tab.

September 25, 2014 — Updated AzEDS API Release 2 Use Case Scenarios now available below under Technical Information for Vendors and LEAs

August 21, 2014 —AzEDS Certification Scenarios Document v. 1.1 now available below under Technical Information for Vendors and LEAs

July 17, 2014 —ASCUS Presentation

June 14, 2014 —Implementation Letter

June 14, 2014 —Implementation Letter

January 27, 2014 — Vendor Kickoff Conference Presentation

January 3, 2014 — Letter to Vendors

       AzEDS Transition
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Click the button above to visit the AzEDS Transition web page.

     Technical Information for Vendors and LEAs
Technical documentation has moved to this page (click here).
     Vendor Certification
Further information on the SIS certification process can be found in the “Developing for AzEDS Compatibility” section on the Technical Documentation page (click here).

     Vendor Certification Status

RELEASE 1

Deadline: January 15, 2015

Tyler SIS by Schoolmaster (Tyler Technologies)
  • Completed Release 1 Certification with ADE on October 14
Synergy (Edupoint)
  • Completed Release 1 Certification with ADE on December 1
Connexus (Connections Education)
  • Completed Release 1 Certification with ADE on January 26
  • Certification of Connexus pertains to Arizona Online Instruction only
Jupiter iO (Jupiter Ed)
  • Completed Release 1 Certification with ADE on February 4
SchoolDex (Hane Solutions)
  • Completed Release 1 Certification with ADE on February 18
PowerSchool (Pearson)
  • Completed Release 1 Certification with ADE on February 23
Infinite Campus District Edition (Infinite Campus)
  • Completed Release 1 Certification with ADE on April 15
Mesa Distance Learning Program SIS (Mesa Distance Learning Program)
  • Completed Release 1 Certification with ADE on May 5
  • Certification of Mesa Distance Learning Program pertains to Arizona Online Instruction only
Tyler SIS v10 (Tyler Technologies)
  • Completed Release 1 Certification with ADE on June 17
Illuminate Student Information (Illuminate Education)
  • Completed Release 1 Certification with ADE on June 23
FlipSwitch SIS (FlipSwitch)
  • Completed Release 1 Certification with ADE on June 25
  • Certification of FlipSwitch pertains to Arizona Online Instruction only
CoolSIS (CoolSIS Technologies)
  • Completed Release 1 Certification with ADE on July 2
SchoolLogic SMS (SchoolLogic)
  • SchoolLogic will not be AzEDS compliant
MediaNet Solutions (e-IEP PRO)—N/A
  • Not Applicable—e-IEP PRO is a special education management system and only needs to certify those aspects of the AzEDS API that are relevant to special education.

RELEASE 2

Deadline: March 3, 2015

Tyler SIS by Schoolmaster (Tyler Technologies)
  • Release 2 certification with ADE completed on 12 February.
MediaNet Solutions (e-IEP PRO)
  • Release 2 certification with ADE completed on March 3, 2015
  • e-IEP PRO is a special education management system and only needs to certify those aspects of the AzEDS API that are relevant to special education.
Jupiter iO (Jupiter Ed)
  • Release 2 certification with ADE completed on March 13, 2015
SchoolDex (Hane Solutions)
  • Release 2 certification with ADE completed on March 18, 2015
Synergy (Edupoint)
  • Release 2 certification with ADE completed on March 25, 2015
Connexus (Connections Education)
  • Release 2 certification with ADE completed on March 30, 2015
  • Certification of Connexus pertains to Arizona Online Instruction only
  • SPED, JTED, and Concurrent Enrollment do not apply to this single AOI school.
PowerSchool (Pearson)
  • Release 2 certification with ADE completed on April 3, 2015
Infinite Campus District Edition (Infinite Campus)
  • Release 2 certification with ADE completed on May 6, 2015
Mesa Distance Learning Program SIS (Mesa Distance Learning Program)
  • Release 2 certification with ADE completed on June 15, 2015
  • SPED-only certification of Mesa Distance Learning Program pertains to Arizona Online Instruction only
Illuminate Student Information (Illuminate Education)
  • Release 2 certification with ADE completed on June 26, 2015
Tyler SIS v10 (Tyler Technologies)
  • Release 2 certification with ADE completed on June 29, 2015
FlipSwitch SIS (FlipSwitch)
  • Completed Release 2 Certification with ADE on June 30
  • Certification of FlipSwitch pertains to Arizona Online Instruction only
CoolSIS (CoolSIS Technologies)
  • Completed Release 2 Certification with ADE on July 29
SchoolLogic SMS (SchoolLogic)
  • SchoolLogic will not be AzEDS compliant
     AzEDS for Assessments

The Arizona Education Data Standards, AzEDS, is the family of standards for exchanging data with the Arizona Department of Education. AzEDS – Assessment is the component of the standard for exchanging assessment data.

This document defines a common standardized data elements and format when exchanging student assessment data. It proposes the actual file that would need to be exchanged to achieve conformity. Additionally, it will contain a data dictionary for the attributes that are mentioned in the actual files and lists the limitations and constraints for the data.

The purpose of this document is to articulate the specifications for the data exchange of student assessment data. This is being circulated to all parties who send data to the State for the assessments that are delivered and scored for the students at LEAs in the state.

By collecting the student assessment data in a common standard’s based format, it will enable the state to make available standard reports and dashboards to educators, parents, and students which will help towards student achievement and progress.

It will aid in data mismatches and reduce time spent converting data from one format to another.

Click here to download: AzEDS Assessment – v1.0.2