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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

News and Notifications

January 22, 2014 &mdsash; Vendor AzEDS Certification Welcome Packet is now available for download under the Technical Information for Vendors and LEAs / General Information tab.

December 9, 2014 — Updated AzEDS Certification Scenarios Release 2.0 Version 1 is now available for download under the Technical Information for Vendors and LEAs 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

Technical Information for Vendors and LEAs
General Information

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General Technical Information Downloads
Date Release Version Document
January 26, 2015 n/a n/a AzEDS Data Verification Report Codes
January 22, 2015 n/a n/a Vendor AzEDS Certification Welcome Packet
January 22, 2015 n/a n/a Usefulness of Testing Environments for LEA Data Verification
AzEDS API Use Case Scenarios

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AzEDS API Use Case Scenario Downloads
Date Release Version Document
January 26, 2015 2.1 2 AzEDS API Use Case Scenarios
January 26, 2015 2.1 2 AzEDS Release Notes
n/a n/a n/a How-To for AzEDS Use CaseScenarios
November 25, 2014 2.1 1 AzEDS API Use Case Scenarios
November 25, 2014 2.1 1 AzEDS Release Notes
October 31, 2014 2.0 3 AzEDS API Use Case Scenarios
October 31, 2014 2.0 3 AzEDS Release Notes
October 15, 2014 2.0 2 AzEDS API Use Case Scenarios
October 15, 2014 2.0 2 AzEDS Release Notes
September 25, 2014 2.0 1 AzEDS API Use Case Scenarios
September 18, 2014 2.0 1 AzEDS Release Notes
September 18, 2014 2.0 1 draft version no longer available
September 10, 2014 1.1 1 no longer available
August 12, 2014 1.0 1 no longer available
July 1, 2014 n/a n/a Transactional Operations
AzEDS API Certification Scenarios

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AzEDS API Certification Scenario Downloads
Date Release Version Document
January 26, 2015 2.0 2.0 AzEDS Certification Scenarios Release 2.0
November 18, 2014 2.0 1.0 AzEDS Certification Scenarios Release 2.0
September 25, 2014 1.0 1.1 AzEDS Certification Scenarios
August 21, 2014 1.0 1.0 no longer available
Access to REST API URLs

As of October 16, 2014, the ADE AzEDS sandbox environment has been refreshed with Release 2.0 transaction elements. The sandbox has both an empty database template and a populated database template.

The empty database template is loaded with only types and descriptors, education organizations, calendar, track and course data.

The populated database template has all the types and descriptors, education organizations, calendar, tracks, course, student, student enrollment, attendance, parent staff and section data. The pertinent data out of the populated database template has been exported to the attached spread sheet so you can use it in Swagger to query the data.

Please start using the ADE sandbox environment as soon as possible; the DLP sandbox will be decommissioned at the end of September 2014. Contact us at azeds@azed.gov if you have questions or access problems.

REST APIhttps://sandbox-rest-api.azeds.azed.gov/

Swagger UIhttps://sandbox-rest-ui.azeds.azed.gov/

Admin Portalhttps://sandbox-rest-api-admin.azeds.azed.gov/

Sandbox Access — Email azeds@azed.gov with subject “Access to ADE Sandbox.”

REST APIhttps://vendortest-rest-api.azeds.azed.gov/

Admin Portalhttps://vendortest-rest-api-admin.azeds.azed.gov/

Sandbox Access — Email azeds@azed.gov with subject “Access to QA.”

REST APIhttps://stage-rest-api.azeds.azed.gov/

Admin Portalhttps://stage-rest-api-admin.azeds.azed.gov/

Access — Email azeds@azed.gov with subject “Access to Stage.” Include LEA name and CTDS ID in email.

Development Documentation
Vendor Certification

AzEDS Vendor Certification Process Flowchart2-01


Click here to download the Vendor AzEDS Certification Welcome Packet

Vendor Certification Status
Tyler SIS by Schoolmaster (Tyler Technologies)
  • Completed Release 1 Certification with ADE on October 14
  • Release 2 Certification anticipated by March 3
Synergy (Edupoint)
  • Completed Release 1 Certification with ADE on December 1
  • Release 2 Certification anticipated by March 3
Connexus (Connections Education)
  • Completed Release 1 Certification with ADE on January 26
  • Release 2 Certification anticipated by March 3
Infinite Campus District Edition (Infinite Campus)
  • Anticipated to complete Release 1 Certification by January 30
PowerSchool (Pearson)
  • Anticipated to complete Release 1 Certification by January 30
SchoolDex (Hane Solutions)
  • Working on Release 1 Certification
Jupiter iO (Jupiter Ed)
  • Anticipated to complete Release 1 Certification by January 30
CoolSIS (Apex Educational Services)
  • Working on Release 1 Certification
Illuminate Student Information (Illuminate Education)
  • Working on Release 1 Certification
SchoolLogic SMS (SchoolLogic)
  • No commitment received for Release 1
FlipSwitch SIS (FlipSwitch)
  • No commitment received for Release 1
Vendor Certification Calendar

The certification process is intended to ensure that the vendor’s SIS can pass all required information via the REST API to our collection database. Certification is done separately for both Release 1.0 and Release 2.0, although the vendor can choose to certify both during the same certification sessions. The certification process can be quite lengthy—we anticipate 2-3 sessions of 3-4 hours each, so be prepared to schedule multiple sessions. You can reserve certification session timeslots by emailing us at azeds@azed.gov.

Prior to your first certification sessions, we will send you information about the vendor test environment (REST API urls, API key and secret, etc.) plus basic parameters we will be using during the certification process, such as district, school, class periods, and term types. This will give you time to make sure you have access to the environment and perform any necessary setup in your SIS prior to the first session.

Feel free to test your access to this environment, but please restrict your REST API calls to GETs as we want to make sure our certification scenarios are not affected by pre-existing data. After the certification process is complete, your test database will be archived in case it is ever needed for auditing purposes.

The certification process will take place as an on-line meeting. The vendor will be asked to share their screen so that we can watch them enter the appropriate certification parameters into their SIS, and so we can watch how the resulting transactions are submitted to the REST API. We will email each group of scenarios during the certification session, and will run scripts to verify the information has landed correctly on our database.

Feel free to contact us by email with questions at azeds@azed.gov. We look forward to working through this process with you.

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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