Definition: CourseWalk is a tool that facilitates the matching of local school or district course codes to state or national course codes. The tool can also be used by a state education agency to match the state’s set of secondary course codes to the national coding system called Secondary School Course Classification System: School Codes for the Exchange of Data (SCED).

What This Means: CourseWalk provides an “easy” way to match local or state course codes to SCED or local codes to state codes. Easy is in quotes because it is somewhat labor intensive; however, doing this process manually is much more tedious. CourseWalk offers recommended matches for local or state course codes based on the subject area, the name of the course and the description. Subject area specialists can focus on their own subject areas. New courses are easily added. ESP’s CourseWalk is an add-on to DataSpecs.


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