Common Education Data Standards (Version 2, Draft 1) Released; Public Comment Period Begins Today

The Common Education Data Standards Initiative announced today the release of Draft 1 of Version 2 of the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS). Comments are due August 15.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) leads the CEDS development with the guidance, input and participation of a broad range of education stakeholders. Version 1 of CEDS was released in September 2010. The first draft of Version 2, released today, includes additional elements of interest to both K12 and postsecondary stakeholders. The second draft of Version 2 is scheduled to be released for public comment in the fall of 2011.