This document serves as an executive summary of the ongoing activities of the Standardization of Postsecondary Education Electronic Data Exchange (SPEEDE) Committee of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). SPEEDE was formed in the mid 1980's and has been very active since then in the coordination and development of these national exchange standards by representing postsecondary education in the appropriate standards setting bodies. These include the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council ( PESC ) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12. The SPEEDE committee reports to the AACRAO Vice President for Information Technology (Group VI), Jeff von Munkwitz-Smith.

This report contains the 1 st quarter 2010 SPEEDE Committee activities and efforts. Detailed bi-monthly reports of on-going committee activities, meetings, and calls is submitted to SPEEDE-L and archived on the AACRAO website (HERE).

SPEEDE Committee members serve in many capacities from participants to chairs in various development workgroups for standardization of schemas, implementation guides, crosswalks (EDI-to-XML and XML-to-EDI), and programming of crosswalks. All approved standard and implementation guides may be found on the PESC web site ( www.pesc.org ). The statuses of the schemas, crosswalks and programming for crosswalks are as follows:

Committee Activities & Efforts:

XML Schema

Status

XML College Transcripts

V1.0 approved May 2004

V1.1 approved Aug 2007

NEW - V1.2 approved Jan 2010

 

XML High School Transcript

V1.0 approved Jun 2006

NEW - V1.1 approved Jan 2010

 

XML Transcript Acknowledgement

V1.0 approved Jul 2007

XML Transcript Request & Response

V1.0 approved Oct 2007

XML Application for Admission

V1.0 approved Aug 2009

XML Education Test Score Reporting

V1.0 approved Aug 2009

XML Academic Record Batch Submittal

V1.0 approved Jul 2007

XML Functional Acknowledgement

V1.0 in progress; expect approval early 2010

XML Academic Progress

V1.0 in progress

IPEDS Reporting Schemas - The US Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is in the process of creating PESC XML Schemas to give schools an XML option for reporting data to NCES. The schemas for reporting enrollment data have been approved by PESC

In progress

Workgroups/Task Force

Status

Recruitment and Enrollment

Launched Nov 2009

EdUnify Task Force

Launched Nov 2009

NEW - Academic e-Portfolio

Launching early April 2010

Crosswalks and Programming at UT SPEEDE Server:

XML Crosswalk

EDI-to-XML Status

XML-to-EDI Status

Programming at UT SPEEDE Server

XML College Transcript v1.0

Completed Mar 2007

Completed Mar 2007

XML-to-EDI In progress; testing with pilot group of colleges

XML College Transcript v1.1

In progress

In progress

 

XML High School Transcript v1.0

In progress

In progress

 

XML Transcript Acknowledgement v1.0

Completed summer 2009

Completed summer 2009

 

XML Transcript Request v1.0

In progress

In progress

 

The SPEEDE Committee is actively involved with the PESC Education Record User Group (ERUG). ERUG is primarily responsible for the on-going maintenance of existing standards (EDI and XML) and corresponding Implementation Guides. ERUG meets every Monday at 1:30 pm ET to discuss various items brought forth from the education community.

SPEEDE Committee members are instrumental in submitting various items, questions, answers, etc. and contributing feedback to the SPEEDE community via the SPEEDE-L list serv.

Several SPEEDE Committee members have volunteered to serve on the newly established PESC Seal of Approval Board. The PESC Seal of Approval will ensure a level of uniformity and interoperability in implementation among trading partners and organizations already using and exchanging PESC standards. More information about the PESC Seal of Approval may be found at www.PESC.org .

This concludes the SPEEDE Committee report for 1st quarter 2010.