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 Modernization Information
- 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
- EDFacts Privacy Notice Word
Key EDFacts Reporting Documentation
EDFacts Submission System (ESS) Documentation
- ESS File Specifications
- ESS File Due Dates
- ESS Release Notes
- ESS User Guide PDF
- ESS Files Not Collected Due to COVID-19 Word
EDFacts Metadata and Process System (EMAPS) Documentation
- EMAPS Assessment Metadata Survey User Guide PDF
- EMAPS State Submission Plan and 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 & CEISUser 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
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
- Assessment Data
- Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rates (including Flexibility Subgroups)
- Homeless Enrolled
- Other Data Files
- Commonly Used Links: Grant Program Office Publication of EDFacts Data
EDFacts Relevant Resources
- File Due Dates
- Common Education Data Standards
- Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Technical Assistance Program