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Standard Course Codes - Rationale

The Department of Education is required to link teacher and student data. After extensive research on the best approach to linking teachers with students it was determined the most accurate link is the classroom level. Adopting a common course code link will help in analyzing the teacher and student data.

This project is not about controlling district curriculums nor about mandating course codes. A district maps a local course code to a set of standard course codes and descriptions.  The standard course codes come from the School Course Classification System.  The code set CDE is using is the School Codes for the Exchange of Data (SCED).

View more information on standardizing course codes as well as establishing the teacher/student data link.


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