Wednesday, April 24, 2013

NEDM the Missing Link

Along with Common Core, the student data tracking and mining has come under increased scrutiny.  Michelle Malkin sounded the alarm and highlighted the National Education Data Model in her series, Rotten to the Core.   She listed a few items that will be tracked with link to the NEDM website:
The National Education Data Model, available online at, lists hundreds of data points considered indispensable to the nationalized student tracking racket. These include:
–”Bus Stop Arrival Time” and “Bus Stop Description.”
–”Dwelling arrangement.”
–”Diseases, Illnesses and Other Health Conditions.”
–”Religious Affiliation.”
–”Telephone Number Type” and “Telephone Status.”

Home-schoolers and religious families that reject traditional government education would be tracked. Original NEDM data points included hair color, eye color, weight, blood types and even dental status.
But if you click on the link today, it is gone.  Gone. Gone.

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We know it existed because the Chief Council of State School Officers has a reference on their website. with the link to no where:


National Education Data Model (NEDM)

The National Education Data Model (NEDM) is a detailed conceptual representation of the entire education information domain. The data model strives to be a shared understanding among all education stakeholders as to what information needs to be collected and managed at the local level in order to enable effective instruction of students and superior leadership of schools. It is designed to be used as a reference tool that can:
  • Facilitate the identification, merging, and matching of data across different systems;
  • Provide similar descriptions across local education agency (LEA) systems, from LEAs to the state, and to the federal government;
  • Specify the content and structure of logical and physical data models.
The information in this conceptual model takes into account the processes associated with teaching, learning, and the business operations of education organizations. The model focuses on granular information at the school and LEA level rather than upon aggregate statistics or indicators for accountability. However, the model includes information that is necessary to produce aggregate and other types of statistics. The education data model can be used by educators, vendors, and researchers to understand the information required for teaching, learning, and administrative systems.
Info but a link to no where.

When you go to the National Center for Education Statistics and look for it you get the error: 404

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The page you have requested has either moved, or no longer exists.We think you were trying to reach:
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The new URL for this resource is:
So where's the missing link to NEDM? 

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