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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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Current SAIS Process

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Future AzEDS Process

News and Notifications

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
AzEDS API Use Case Scenarios

Note: Each document update incorporates all previous versions, as indicated in release notes.

AzEDS API Use Case Scenario Downloads
Date Release Version Document
November 25, 2014 2.1 1 AzEDS API Use Case Scenarios
November 25, 2014 2.1 1 AzEDS Release Notes
n/a n/a n/a How-To for AzEDS Use CaseScenarios
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

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AzEDS API Certification Scenarios

Note: Each document update incorporates all previous versions, as indicated in release notes.

AzEDS API Certification Scenario Downloads
Date Release Version Document
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 Flowchart

Vendor Certification Status – AzEDS Release 1

Information for incomplete certifications is self-reported by vendors and subject to change.

Green Release 1 certified and available for LEAs
Yellow Development (Release 1 API integration with SIS) in progress AND certification testing scheduled
Red No commitment received or Design (Data Mapping) not started
Tyler SIS by Schoolmaster (Tyler Technologies)

Certification Date: Actual: October 14

Mapping/Design Progress: 100%

Development Progress: 100%

Synergy (Edupoint)

Certification Date: Actual: December 1

Mapping/Design Progress: 100%

Development Progress: 100%

Infinite Campus District Edition (Infinite Campus)

Certification Date: Anticipated: January 15

Mapping/Design Progress: 75%

Development Progress: 50%

Connexus (Connections Education)

Certification Date: Anticipated: TBD

Mapping/Design Progress: 90%

Development Progress: 20%

PowerSchool (Pearson)

Certification Date: Anticipated: TBD

Mapping/Design Progress: 60%

Development Progress: 40%

CoolSIS (Apex Educational Services)

Certification Date: TBD

Mapping/Design Progress: 0%

Development Progress: 0%

Jupiter iO (Jupiter Ed)

Certification Date: TBD

Mapping/Design Progress: 0%

Development Progress: 0%

SchoolDex (Hane Solutions)

Certification Date: Anticipated: TBD

Mapping/Design Progress: 100%

Development Progress: 70%

Illuminate Student Information (Illuminate Education)

Certification Date: TBD

Mapping/Design Progress: 0%

Development Progress: 0%

SchoolLogic SMS (SchoolLogic)

Certification Date: Anticipated: TBD

Mapping/Design Progress: unreported

Development Progress: unreported

FlipSwitch SIS (FlipSwitch)

Certification Date: TBD

Mapping/Design Progress: 0%

Development Progress: 0%

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