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About the EDFacts Initiative
EDFacts is a U. S. Department of Education initiative to put performance data at the center of policy, management and budget decisions for all K-12 educational programs. EDFacts centralizes performance data supplied by K-12 state education agencies (SEAs) with other data assets, such as financial grant information, within the Department to enable better analysis and use in policy development, planning and management.
- Place the use of robust, timely performance data at the core of decision and policymaking in education;
- Reduce state and district data burden and streamline data practices;
- Improve state data capabilities by providing resources and technical assistance;
- Provide data for planning, policy, and management at the federal, state, and local levels.
EDFacts relies on the Education Data Exchange Network (EDEN), a centralized portal through which states submit their educational data to the U.S. Department of Education. EDEN is comprised of three main components: (1) the EDEN Submission System (ESS), an electronic data system capable of receiving data on over 100 data groups at the state, district and local levels; (2) the EDEN Survey Tool (EST), which collects data supplementary to the ESS data; and (3) the EDEN staging database, a holding area for newly submitted data.
Common Core of Data (CCD)
About the Program
The Common Core of Data (CCD) is a program of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics that annually collects fiscal and non-fiscal data about all public schools, public school districts and state education agencies in the United States. The data are supplied by state education agency officials and include information that describes schools and school districts, including name, address, and phone number; descriptive information about students and staff, including demographics; and fiscal data, including revenues and current expenditures.