Ed-Fi 240
Introduction to the Educator Preparation Data Model

Ed-Fi 240 – Introduction to the Educator Preparation Data Model

Course Glossary

two domain entities together with supporting attributes
data elements that capture the properties of an entity
A special enumeration style attribute with a predefined option set
A logical grouping of data. It refers to an area of related data pertaining to a common purpose, object, or concept. Generally, a domain will consist of one or more entities.
Ed-Fi Application Programming Interface (API)
software interface that allows easy data entry into the Ed-Fi Platform, whether through vendor integration or via data loading tools
Ed-Fi Data Standard
a set of rules for the collection, management, and organization of educational data that allows multiple systems to share their information in a seamless, actionable way
Ed-Fi Operational Data Store (ODS)
a relational database that implements the Ed-Fi Data Standard, storing and organizing education data in efficient ways
Educator Preparation Data Model (EPDM)
an extension of the Ed-Fi Data Standard that includes data domains and elements specific to educator preparation, such as field experiences, clinical observation, surveys, and rubric assessments
Educator Preparation Program (EPP)
a program designed to qualify an individual for professional certification as an educator provided by institutions of higher education or other providers, including, but not limited to, an alternate route to certification program.
a representation of a real-world object in data. Entities are generally nouns. In the Ed-Fi data standard Students, Grades and Courses are represented by entities.
an EPDM offering that includes the most common entities used in EPP implementations. Candidates, programs, program enrollement, financial aid and rubric based assessments are all included in EPDM-Core
an EPDM offering that expands on EPDM-Core, adding domains such as the application pipeline, professional development and addtional assessment types.