Categories– Ed-Fi consists of a series of standard schemas, which define the structure of the JSON that transports the data between systems. The Ed-Fi categories are transparent to the user and serve as "wrappers" for publishing resources to the state Ed-Fi ODS. As each Ed-Fi implementation is unique, below are some examples of the Ed-Fi categories.
Resources – Ed-Fi resources are persons, places, events, objects, or concepts about which data can be collected. A resource provides context for a data element, for example, K12 Student, K12 Staff, School, Program, etc. To supplement the standard Ed-Fi resources, your Ed-Fi configuration may have defined custom extensions to capture additional instance-specific data. Only the resources used by your Ed-Fi instance are listed below.
The Descriptor category is used to describe metadata about the descriptors and their structure. Descriptors define enumeration vocabularies that are not fixed within the Ed-Fi schema and vary according to the specific implementation.
|The Organization Setup category captures information about the organization demographics, course catalog, programs, class periods, and locations.
|The Organization Calendars category captures information about sessions, grading periods, and calendars.
|The Organization Schedules category captures the information about course and section information for the school year.
The Student category describes students and captures all their identifying information.
|The Student Enrollment category captures student enrollments in schools.
The Contacts category captures any contacts linked to the student including their defined relationship.
The Staff Demographics category captures staff demographic data and contains identifying information.
|The Staff Associations category captures staff and teacher information. It can be used to define employment, school associations, and assignments.
|Student Teacher Sections
|The Student Teacher Sections category captures section teachers and student section enrollments.
|The Student Programs category captures student associations and information related to programs.
|This category captures student cohorts (groups), and includes any activities and students associated with those activities.
|Student Discipline Data
The Student Discipline Data category captures information about student discipline incidents and disciplinary actions.
|The Student Attendance Data category captures student daily and section attendance information.
|The Grades category captures student grades.
|The Transcripts category captures student record and course transcript data.