CTDL Profile of Achievement Standards Network Description Language Mapping Guide

Summary

This is the CTDL implementation of ASN.

Release ID: 20170929
Release Date: 9/29/2017

Available profiles for this schema:

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Raw Schema
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Credential Engine Registry profile of CTDL-ASN
This is the Credential Engine Registry profile of CTDL-ASN.

Classes for this schema:

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Competency Statement

Description:
Description of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities.

Properties:

Competency Framework

Description:
A description of a competency framework as a whole.

Properties:

Proficiency Scale

Description:
The class of structured profiles describing discrete levels of expertise and performance mastery.
Comment:
Proficiency scales define levels of performance (what a person does) as distinct from knowledge of specific information (what a person knows) and outline tasks a person can manage and the skills necessary to progressively accomplish explicit competencies at increasing levels of complexity. Proficiency scales: (1) assist in making judgments about the kinds of tasks related to a competency that a person is able to perform; and (2) to compare the abilities of different persons with regard to achievement of those competencies at different levels.

Properties:

Align From

Description:
A competency framework or competency from which this competency framework or competency is aligned.
Comment:
An alignment is an assertion of some degree of equivalency between the subject and the object of the assertion.

Align To

Description:
A competency framework or competency to which this competency framework or competency is aligned.
Comment:
An alignment is an assertion of some degree of equivalency between the subject and the object of the assertion.

Alternative Coded Notation

Description:
An alphanumeric notation or ID code identifying this competency in common use among end-users.
Comment:
Unlike the codedNotation property, the value for the altCodedNotation property need not be an official identifier created by the promulgating agency. It must be an identifier in common use among end-users of the competency. This property should be seldom used and only with a clear demonstration of need (i.e., in common use). For example, in the Common Core State Standards (Math) in the U.S., the official codedNotation of "CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.C.4" is abbreviated in common use by end-users to the unofficial altCodedNotation of "1.NBT.4".
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Author

Description:
A person or organization chiefly responsible for the intellectual or artistic content of this competency framework or competency.
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Broad Alignment

Description:
The referenced competency covers all of the relevant concepts in this competency as well as relevant concepts not found in this competency.
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Coded Notation

Description:
An alphanumeric notation or ID code as defined by the promulgating body to identify this competency.
Comment:
This property should be used only for codes created by the promulgating body. For alternative competency notations in common use in the community of practice, but not endorsed by the promulgating body, the altCodedNotation property can be used (sparingly on clear evidence of common use and need).
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Comment

Description:
Supplemental text provided by the promulgating body that clarifies the nature, scope or use of this competency.
Comment:
Use this property when the text provides useful context for this competency.
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Competency Category

Description:
The textual label identifying the category of the competency as designated by the promulgating body.
Comment:
This property points to a class, not to instances of that class. For example, where two competencies in a competency framework have been identified respectively by the promulgating agency as "Strand: Rennaisance" and "Strand: Social history", the statementLabel for both these competencies is "Strand".
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Competency Text

Description:
The text of the competency.
Usage Note:
This property should be used to provide the actual text of the competency statement. To provide a description of the competency other than the text itself, use the description property.
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Complexity Level

Description:
The expected performance level of a learner or professional as defined by a competency.

Comprised Of

Description:
This competency includes, comprehends or encompasses, in whole or in part, the meaning, nature or importance of the referenced competency.
Value Type:

Concept Keyword

Description:
A word or phrase used by the promulgating agency to refine and differentiate individual competencies contextually.
Comment:
The conceptKeyword property is used in ASN-conforming data solely to denote the significant topicality of the competency using free-text keywords and phrases derived and assigned by the indexer, e.g., "George Washington", "Ayers Rock", etc.
Usage Note:
This property should be used judiciously and in moderation. This property should be used only if an appropriate term does not exist in a controlled vocabulary. Note: To express topical values from a controlled vocabulary (e.g., terms drawn from the Australia Schools Online Thesaurus (ScOT)), use the conceptTerm property. Note: Use the subject property to denote the learning area/discipline of the achievement standard - e.g., "History", "Science", "Social Studies", "Mathematics" etc.
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Concept Term

Description:
A term drawn from a controlled vocabulary used by the promulgating agency to refine and differentiate individual competencies contextually.
Comment:
The conceptTerm property is used in ASN-conforming data solely to denote the topicality of the competency - e.g., "Pythagorean Theorem", "Trigonometric functions", "Forces and energy", "Scientific method", "Oral history" etc. The value of the conceptTerm property must be drawn from a controlled vocabulary where concepts have all been assigned URI - e.g., terms drawn from the Australia Schools Online Thesaurus (ScOT).
Usage Note:
Note: Topic terms can include relevant people, places, things, and events. Note: To express topical terms using free-text keywords, use the conceptKeyword property. Note: Use the subject property to denote the learning area/discipline of the achievement standard - e.g., "History", "Science", "Social Studies", "Mathematics" etc.
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Creator

Description:
An entity primarily responsible for making this competency framework or competency.
Comment:
The creator property is used with non-canonical statements created by a third party.
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Cross-Subject Reference

Description:
A relationship between this competency and a competency in a separate competency framework.
Comment:
An interdisciplinary statement reference.
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Date Created

Description:
Date of creation of this competency framework or competency.
Comment:
The dateCreated property is used for non-canonical statements created by a third party.
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Derived From

Description:
The URI of a competency from which this competency has been derived.
Comment:
The derivedFrom property is used by 3rd parties only in derived competencies.

Description

Description:
A short description of this competency framework or competency.
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Education Level Type

Description:
A general statement describing the education or training context. Alternatively, a more specific statement of the location of the audience in terms of its progression through an education or training context.
Comment:
Best practice is to use terms from the http://purl.org/ctdl/terms/AudienceLevel concept scheme.
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Vocabulary:
This property should point to terms applicable to the ceterms:AudienceLevel Concept Scheme.

Exact Alignment

Description:
The relevant concepts in this competency and the referenced competency are coextensive.
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Has Child

Description:
The referenced competency is lower in some arbitrary hierarchy than this competency.
Usage Note:
This property identifies a child competency of this competency (establishing the downward path in the chain of competencies in a taxon path).
Value Type:

Identifier

Description:
An alternative URI by which this competency framework or competency is identified.
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In Language

Description:
The primary language used in or by this competency framework or competency.
Usage Note:
This is the language the text is primarily written in, even if it makes use of other languages. For example, a competency for teaching spanish to english-speaking students would primarily be in english, because that is the language used to convey the material.
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Is Child Of

Description:
The referenced competency is higher in some arbitrary hierarchy than this competency.
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Is Part Of

Description:
Competency framework that this competency is a part of.
Usage Note:
This property does not indicate whether or not this statement is a top-level statement in the referenced competency framework; only that it is in some way a part of that framework. To indicate that this statement is a top-level statement, use both this property and the isChildOf property.

Is Version Of

Description:
A related competency of which this competency is a version, edition, or adaptation.
Comment:
Changes in version imply substantive changes in content rather than differences in format.
Value Type:

List ID

Description:
An alphanumeric string indicating this competency's position in a list of competencies at the same level in some arbitrary hierarchy.
Comment:
Competencies with lower alphanumeric values for this property come before competencies with higher values.
Usage Note:
Values may be repeated within a competency framework if the values apply to competencies at different levels of some arbitrary hierarchy. If two or more competencies at the same level of some arbitrary hierarchy have the same listID value, their order (relative to each other) is unspecified.
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Local Subject

Description:
The text string denoting the subject of the competency framework or competency as designated by the promulgating agency.
Usage Note:
The localSubject property and subject property may or may not point to the same subject. If so, enter the text string for the subject as the value of this property and the URI for that subject in the subject property.
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Major Alignment

Description:
Major overlap of relevant concepts between the this competency and the referenced competency.
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Minor Alignment

Description:
Minor overlap of relevant concepts between this competency and the referenced competency.
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Narrow Alignment

Description:
This competency covers all of the relevant concepts in the referenced competency as well as relevant concepts not found in the referenced competency.
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Prerequisite Alignment

Description:
This competency is a prerequisite to the referenced competency.
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Skill Embodied

Description:
Cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills directly or indirectly embodied in this competency.
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Weight

Description:
An asserted measurement of the weight, degree, percent, or strength of a recommendation, requirement, or comparison.
Comment:
Best practice is to assigned a decimal value weight between 0 and 1 that indicates the strength of the assertion, with 0 being weakest and 1 being strongest.
Value Type:
Description:
Globally unique Credential Transparency Identifier (CTID) by which the creator, owner or provider of a credential, learning opportunity competency, or assessment recognizes the entity in transactions with the external environment (e.g., in verifiable claims involving a credential).
Comment:
The CTID is the equivalent of a version identifier for the resource. Different versions of a resource are considered distinct expressions and each must be assigned its own CTID. Each version of a resource can have only one CTID assigned. However, a single version of a resource may have distinct identifier values for both the ctid property and the credentialId property. In such a case both identifiers will be recognized by the resource creator/owner/provider in transactions with the external environment.
Value Type:

Align From

Description:
A competency framework or competency from which this competency framework or competency is aligned.
Comment:
An alignment is an assertion of some degree of equivalency between the subject and the object of the assertion.

Align To

Description:
A competency framework or competency to which this competency framework or competency is aligned.
Comment:
An alignment is an assertion of some degree of equivalency between the subject and the object of the assertion.

Author

Description:
A person or organization chiefly responsible for the intellectual or artistic content of this competency framework or competency.
Value Type:

Concept Keyword

Description:
A word or phrase used by the promulgating agency to refine and differentiate individual competencies contextually.
Comment:
The conceptKeyword property is used in ASN-conforming data solely to denote the significant topicality of the competency using free-text keywords and phrases derived and assigned by the indexer, e.g., "George Washington", "Ayers Rock", etc.
Usage Note:
This property should be used judiciously and in moderation. This property should be used only if an appropriate term does not exist in a controlled vocabulary. Note: To express topical values from a controlled vocabulary (e.g., terms drawn from the Australia Schools Online Thesaurus (ScOT)), use the conceptTerm property. Note: Use the subject property to denote the learning area/discipline of the achievement standard - e.g., "History", "Science", "Social Studies", "Mathematics" etc.
Value Type:

Concept Term

Description:
A term drawn from a controlled vocabulary used by the promulgating agency to refine and differentiate individual competencies contextually.
Comment:
The conceptTerm property is used in ASN-conforming data solely to denote the topicality of the competency - e.g., "Pythagorean Theorem", "Trigonometric functions", "Forces and energy", "Scientific method", "Oral history" etc. The value of the conceptTerm property must be drawn from a controlled vocabulary where concepts have all been assigned URI - e.g., terms drawn from the Australia Schools Online Thesaurus (ScOT).
Usage Note:
Note: Topic terms can include relevant people, places, things, and events. Note: To express topical terms using free-text keywords, use the conceptKeyword property. Note: Use the subject property to denote the learning area/discipline of the achievement standard - e.g., "History", "Science", "Social Studies", "Mathematics" etc.
Value Type:

Creator

Description:
An entity primarily responsible for making this competency framework or competency.
Comment:
The creator property is used with non-canonical statements created by a third party.
Value Type:

Date Copyrighted

Description:
Date of a statement of copyright for this competency framework, such as ©2017.
Value Type:

Date Created

Description:
Date of creation of this competency framework or competency.
Comment:
The dateCreated property is used for non-canonical statements created by a third party.
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Date Valid From

Description:
Beginning date of validity of this competency framework.
Usage Note:
Where the competency document is valid for a given period of time, use both the dateValidFrom and dateValidUntil properties.
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Date Valid Until

Description:
End date of validity of this competency framework.
Usage Note:
Where the standard document is valid for a given period of time, use both the dateValidFrom and dateValidUntil properties.
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Derived From

Description:
The URI of a competency from which this competency has been derived.
Comment:
The derivedFrom property is used by 3rd parties only in derived competencies.

Description

Description:
A short description of this competency framework or competency.
Value Type:

Education Level Type

Description:
A general statement describing the education or training context. Alternatively, a more specific statement of the location of the audience in terms of its progression through an education or training context.
Comment:
Best practice is to use terms from the http://purl.org/ctdl/terms/AudienceLevel concept scheme.
Value Type:
Vocabulary:
This property should point to terms applicable to the ceterms:AudienceLevel Concept Scheme.

Has Top Child

Description:
Top-level child competency of a competency framework.
Value Type:

Identifier

Description:
An alternative URI by which this competency framework or competency is identified.
Value Type:

In Language

Description:
The primary language used in or by this competency framework or competency.
Usage Note:
This is the language the text is primarily written in, even if it makes use of other languages. For example, a competency for teaching spanish to english-speaking students would primarily be in english, because that is the language used to convey the material.
Value Type:

License

Description:
A legal document giving official permission to do something with this competency framework.
Comment:
Value must be the URI to a license document (e.g., Creative Commons license or bespoke license).
Value Type:

Local Subject

Description:
The text string denoting the subject of the competency framework or competency as designated by the promulgating agency.
Usage Note:
The localSubject property and subject property may or may not point to the same subject. If so, enter the text string for the subject as the value of this property and the URI for that subject in the subject property.
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Name

Description:
The name or title of this competency framework.
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Publication Status Type

Description:
The publication status of the of this competency framework.
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Vocabulary:

Publisher

Description:
An entity responsible for making this competency framework available.
Comment:
Also referred to as the promulgating agency of the competency framework.
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Repository Date

Description:
The date this competency framework was added to the repository.
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Rights

Description:
Information about rights held in and over this competency framework.
Value Type:

Rights Holder

Description:
An agent owning or managing rights over this competency framework.
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Source

Description:
The original competency framework which this competency framework is based on or derived from.
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Table of Contents

Description:
A list of sub-units of this competency framework.
Comment:
The table of contents is a "manifest", or a hierarchic, ordered, syntactic representation of the competencies that are part of this competency framework.
Value Type:
Description:
Globally unique Credential Transparency Identifier (CTID) by which the creator, owner or provider of a credential, learning opportunity competency, or assessment recognizes the entity in transactions with the external environment (e.g., in verifiable claims involving a credential).
Comment:
The CTID is the equivalent of a version identifier for the resource. Different versions of a resource are considered distinct expressions and each must be assigned its own CTID. Each version of a resource can have only one CTID assigned. However, a single version of a resource may have distinct identifier values for both the ctid property and the credentialId property. In such a case both identifiers will be recognized by the resource creator/owner/provider in transactions with the external environment.
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