EDFacts is a U. S. Department of Education initiative to put performance data at the center of policy, management and budget decisions for all K-12 educational programs. EDFacts centralizes performance data supplied by K-12 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.
- 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.
EDFacts relies on the Education Data Exchange Network (EDEN), a centralized portal through which states submit their educational data to the U.S. Department of Education. EDEN is comprised of three main components: (1) the EDEN Submission System (ESS), an electronic data system capable of receiving data on over 100 data groups at the state, district and local levels; (2) the EDEN Survey Tool (EST), which collects data supplementary to the ESS data; and (3) the EDEN staging database, a holding area for newly submitted data. EDFacts Website