EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)


Definition: Electronic data interchange is a standard format for exchanging business data.

What This Means: In the early 1990’s, the SPEEDE/ExPRESS format for student transcripts was developed using EDI standards. To exchange data using the SPEEDE/ExPRESS format, an education organization had to have established trading partnerships with other education organizations. While many postsecondary institutions have implemented SPEEDE/ExPRESS, few elementary/secondary organizations have done so. Newer formats for student transcripts use XML and promise to be more user-friendly for PK-12 education organizations.


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