The EDFacts Initiative

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EDFacts is a U.S. Department of Education (ED) initiative to collect, analyze, and promote the use of high-quality, pre-kindergarten through grade 12 data.

  • Supports planning, policymaking, and management/budget decision-making.
  • Centralizes data provided by state education agencies (SEAs).
  • Collects data on district and school demographics, program participation, and performance data.

EDFacts centralizes performance data supplied by 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. The purpose of EDFacts is to:

  • 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.

General Information About EDFacts

  • EDFacts Data Governance Board (EDGB) Overview  PDF
  • EDFacts Overview - Meet ED Data  PDF
  • EDFacts Data Governance Board Charter  Word
  • EDFacts Data Stewarding Overview  PDF
  • EDFacts Data Quality Process Overview  PDF
  • Disclosure Avoidance Overview  PDF
  • EDFacts Discussion Points  Word

Key EDFacts Reporting Documentation

EDFacts Submission System (ESS) Documentation

EDFacts Metadata and Process System (EMAPS) Documentation

  • EMAPS Assessment Metadata Survey User Guide  PDF
  • EMAPS Submission Plan and File Status User Guide  PDF
  • EMAPS LEAD Report User Guide  PDF
  • EMAPS Grades Offered and Completers Survey User Guide  PDF
  • EMAPS Directory Extracts User Guide  PDF
  • EMAPS IDEA State Supplemental Survey User Guide  PDF
  • EMAPS Gun Free School Act Survey User Guide  PDF
  • EMAPS IDEA Part B Dispute Resolution User Guide  PDF
  • EMAPS IDEA Part B MOE Reduction & CEIS—User Guide  PDF
  • EMAPS IDEA Part B Child Count SEA Data Reports User Guide  PDF
  • EMAPS IDEA Part C Dispute Resolution User Guide  PDF
  • EMAPS IDEA Part C Exiting Collection User Guide  PDF
  • EMAPS IDEA Part C Child Count and Settings User Guide  PDF
  • EMAPS Title II Part A SEA Survey User Guide  PDF

Data Management System (DMS)

Information for Data Users

  • See data file documentation and data notes provided with the data files below
  • Reporting Entities (Other than 50 states) by Program or Data Group  Word

EDFacts Data Files

EDFacts White Papers

  • Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Eligibility Data in EDFacts: A White Paper on Current Status and Potential Changes  Word

EDFacts Support

Last Modified: 09/17/2021