K-20 Electronic Transcript & Data Exchange

The First Nonprofit-Led Solution to Enable K-20 Data Exchanges Nationwide

What is the Clearinghouse K-20 exchange solution?

The National Student Clearinghouse has developed a system to enable electronic transcript and data exchanges between K-20 educational institutions nationwide. This is the first nonprofit-led national solution for providing transcript and data exchange services and capabilities across the secondary and postsecondary continuum.

The new K-20 system builds upon and complements the Clearinghouse’s existing global transcript and exchange platforms, including Electronic Transcript Exchange and SPEEDE Server.

State education agencies

Local education authorities

> Read about our solutions for Tennessee and Wyoming.

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OUR MISSION:

We serve the education community by facilitating the exchange and understanding of student enrollment, performance and related information.

How does it work?

The Clearinghouse has expanded our Electronic Transcript Exchange platform, used by postsecondary institutions, to include K-12 schools and districts. This enables K-12 schools and districts and postsecondary institutions anywhere in the U.S. to exchange electronic transcripts and other student documents with one another.

Scalable

Scalable

to meet the data exchange needs of both local and state education authorities.

Open and standards-based

Open and standards-based,

conforming to the electronic data exchange standards recommended by the P20W Education Standards Council as well as nationally and internationally recognized standard-setting bodies.

Operated under the G.R.E.E.N. principles

Operated under the G.R.E.E.N. principles,

like all Clearinghouse networks.

Read the G.R.E.E.N. principles

Why is having a nonprofit-led solution important?

We are offering this solution to meet the requests of many institutions that the National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit, provide a national K-20 transcript and data exchange system, addressing the concerns of many educators reluctant to provide for-profit companies with direct access to their student data. Unlike nonprofit organizations, for-profit companies must answer to their stockholders and/or investors, who are primarily focused on maximizing profit. There may be little or no oversight regarding data mining of student information, a growing concern as cloud-based applications become more popular. Additionally, for-profits can be sold, merged, or closed with little or no notice, putting the security of student information at risk. These troubling scenarios are deeply worrisome for educators, parents, and policymakers.

Why should you choose the Clearinghouse to provide your K-20 exchange solution?

The Clearinghouse is the largest provider of electronic student record exchanges and postsecondary transcript ordering services in the U.S., performing more than one billion secure electronic student data transactions each year. For more than 21 years, the Clearinghouse, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit education organization, has been the trusted and neutral partner to more than 3,600 institutions in the United States, providing them with provides educational reporting, verification, and research services. Our services are also used by more than 9,000 high schools as well as school districts and state education offices nationwide.

As a signer of SIIA’s Student Privacy Pledge, the Clearinghouse is helping to safeguard K-12 student personal information.

The Clearinghouse is the first recipient of ikeepsafe.org’s FERPA Badge, which was awarded to our StudentTracker® for High Schools service and National Student Clearinghouse Transcript Center.

The Clearinghouse received iKeepSafe’s California Student Privacy Badge for our StudentTracker® for High Schools service  and National Student Clearinghouse Transcript Center.

The Clearinghouse is an official supporter of the Student Data Principles, which ensure that student information is protected and used to support students.

State education agencies:
What our solution means to you

The Clearinghouse’s K-20 exchange solution provides you with a secure end-to-end service that meets all your state’s student data and transcript exchange needs.

Among the benefits you’ll realize are:

  • Ability to streamline your admissions process to realize greater efficiency
  • Fast and secure electronic transcript exchanges between your K-20 institutions, as well as those located anywhere in the U.S.
  • Greater value by combining the Clearinghouse’s unique services, including:
    • Adopting our back-office postsecondary services to maximize cost and time savings statewide
    • Participating in our landmark Reverse Transfer project, resulting in improved completion rates and better positioning your state to attract new business
    • Using our StudentTracker® service − the only source for nationwide student outcomes information − to perform accurate longitudinal, completion, and other outcome analyses

Local education authorities:
What our solution means to you

The Clearinghouse’s K-20 exchange solution provides you with a secure end-to-end service that meets all your district’s student data and transcript exchange needs.

Among the benefits you’ll realize are:

  • Ability to streamline your admissions process to realize greater efficiency
  • Fast and secure electronic transcript exchanges between your K-12 institutions, as well as those located anywhere in the U.S.
  • Ability for your high schools to securely send electronic student records to any college in the U.S.
  • Greater value by participating in our StudentTracker® service − the only source for nationwide student outcomes information − to track your students’ college attendance nationwide and accurately assess your college preparation efforts