SLASC 2016: technical specification

Technical specification and validation rules describing the requirements for the school-level annual school census (SLASC) 2016.


Annex B: school-level annual school census 2016 validation rules

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This is technical information about submitting data for the school-level annual school census 2016.

It’s for:

  • suppliers of software for school management information systems (MIS)
  • users of school MIS software

It applies to registered independent schools only.

The specification describes:

  • what data schools should supply
  • how to structure the data in XML

Software suppliers should use the list of validation rules so that schools can validate the data they submit.

You should also read the common basic data set (CBDS). This defines common data items that schools use in MIS software and that we use in our data collections.

More guidance on submitting data for the school-level annual school census is available.

Published 31 July 2015
Last updated 28 August 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated both the business and technical specification document and the validation rules.
  2. First published.