The Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) project is a United States national collaborative effort  to develop voluntary, common data standards for a key set of education data elements to streamline the exchange, comparison, and understanding of data within and across P-20W institutions and sectors.
CEDS includes a common vocabulary for data elements, data models that reflect that vocabulary, variety of tools to understand and use education data, an assembly of metadata from other education data initiatives, and a community of stakeholders who use, support, and develop the standard.
- ^“Statement of Common Purpose” (PDF). Statement of Common Purpose. SHEEO.
- ^“CEDS Site”. US Department of Education.
- ^“Common Education Data Standards (CEDS)”. ceds.ed.gov. Retrieved 2019-12-09.