Element Type


Definition: Element Type is the element type assigned to the NCES Element. Handbooks element types include: IID – defined by a code set; AN – alpha/numeric (may include one or more letters or numbers); N – numeric (not including decimal numbers); R – floating decimal; DT – date.

What This Means: A term that is functional for users of ESP’s metadata dictionary tool, called DataSpecs. DataSpecs is used when developing an education agency’s data dictionary.


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