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Student Identification

This category captures the core student demographic record and contains identifying information as published in the Student resource. The Student Demographics category includes the following data views and resources:

Each student must first have an assigned Unique Person Identifier (NM State Number) in order for the student record to be published. In turn, the publishing of all other student-related Ed-Fi data is dependent on the successful publishing of the student record; as needed, use the "Publishing Errors" data view to identify and resolve any issues.

Student Demographics

This data view represents an individual for whom instruction, services, and/or care are provided in early childhood, an elementary, or secondary educational program under the jurisdiction of a school, education agency, or other institution or program. A student is a person who has been enrolled in a school or other educational institution. For each student enrolled in the district in the current year, the published view layout provides the School Name, Student Number, Student Name, Gender, and UIC (Unique Person Identifier).


Primary PowerSchool Source Data

  • [Students]

  • [S_NM_STU_X]


Selection Criteria

Records are published if the following criteria are met:

  • Student UniqueId must be populated in PowerSchool.

  • The student must not be excluded from state reporting.

  • The student's school of enrollment must not be excluded from state reporting.

  • The student must have at least one school enrollment with an Entry Date that falls within the date range defined by [Terms]FirstDay and [Terms]LastDay for the year of the Term selected in the PowerSchool UI.

Resource Output

  • A Student record is published for each student who meets the selection criteria, and who is enrolled in the district in the year for the Term selected in the PowerSchool UI.

  • The Student resource is not dependent on the prior publishing of other Ed-Fi resources.

Note: After a Student record is uploaded, it cannot be modified until a StudentSchoolAssociation record in Student Enrollments has also been uploaded for the same student.

    • This establishes a relationship between the school, the associated LEA, and the student.

    • The LEA then has permission to modify the previously uploaded Student record.

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

Data Element


Data Type

Stored in [Table]Field



A unique code assigned to a student by a state education agency.





A name given to an individual at birth, baptism, during another naming ceremony, or through legal change.






A secondary name given to an individual at birth, baptism, or during another naming ceremony.






The name borne in common by members of a family.






The month, day, and year on which an individual was born.





Student's gender.

Sex descriptor set






The date on which the student entered US.




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