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Sessions (Terms)

This view captures the sessions/terms defined at each school within the district as published in the Session resource within the Organization Info category. Ed-Fi sessions are the equivalent of PowerSchool terms. The layout provides the School Name, Year, Name of Term, First Day of Term, Last Day of Term, Last Publish Date, and the Publishing ID.


This resource represents the prescribed span of time when an education institution is open, instruction is provided, and students are under the direction and guidance of teachers and/or education institution administration. A session may be interrupted by one or more vacations.

Primary PowerSchool Source Data

  • [Terms]

Selection Criteria

Records are published if the following criteria are met:

  • A session record is created for each TERM defined for a school.

  • A Grading Period record is created for each TERM defined for a school 

  • The school must not be excluded from state reporting.

  • The term or term portion exists within the year for the Term selected in the PowerSchool UI.

 Resource Input



Choose Category 

  • Organization info Summary 

  • Organization info Published

  • Organization info Dependencies 

  • Organization info Errors 

Choose Data View 

  • Statistical Summary

  • Sessions (Terms) 

Resource Output

Publishes organization info for Sessions (Terms).

  • A separate Session record is published for each unique term record at each school based on [Terms]Portion and [Terms]Abbreviation.

  • LEAs and Schools may upload (publish) data to the state in real time or on-demand ("Run Now" button).

Note: Click Export to export the data collection results to an Excel spreadsheet.

Ed-Fi Data Element

Data View Column


[Table]Field Name

Business Rules


School Number 




School Identifier format: ttdddbbbb 

Org Id is defaulted to D=14, if district needs another value to be published then district must append alphabet in their district number as per KSDE educationOrganizationID.





Calculated using [TERMS]YearID   

If 2023-2024, then extract 2024 


First Day 




The valid start date of the session defined.


Last Day 




 The valid end date of the session defined.


Session Name 




SessionName format:  

School Year  Term Name 

If 2023-2024, then it extracts 2024 

Session name is a string that represents any of these time periods: 
● Yearlong: 2024 School Year representing 2023-24 School Year 
● Semester/Trimester: 2024 First Semester representing 2023-24 First Semester 
● Quarter: 2024 Quarter 4 representing 2023-24 Fourth Quarter 




Derived from [Terms] 


Displayed under code set mapping of profile KEDS 2023-2024.


Total Instruction Days 


[TERMS]FirstDay  [TERMS]LastDay 

Sum of in-session days between TERMS.firstday and TERMS.lastday 

Provide valid total instructional days within the session defined 


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