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The New York State Comprehensive Course Catalog

School Codes for the Exchange of Data (SCED)

The State Course Catalog was developed by NYSED based upon NCES course catalogs and in conjunction with a Field Workgroup comprised of representatives from over 45 professional organizations from around the state.

To ensure comparability among schools and districts, a statewide comprehensive course catalog is required for the reporting of course information. Although schools do not need to adopt these statewide codes for local use, it will be necessary to map local codes to State codes when reporting data to the SIRS. Local course codes will need to be matched to the statewide standardized course codes.

To view the New York State Comprehensive Course Catalog please use the links below.

State Course Codes for Courses Leading to a State Exam
The following documents include the course codes required to be used for mapping courses ending with state exams (including Common Core Regents exams starting in 2013-14):

FAQs In the school year 2011-12 (updated 12/2015)

NYS Comprehensive Course Catalog Workbook NYS Comprehensive Course Catalog Workbook [updated 9/14/15]
This workbook includes all codes with their descriptions that exist for both secondary and prior-to-secondary courses.

Updates:

  • The addition of 02056CC- Algebra II Common Core
  • Full and updated descriptions according to NCES School Codes for the Exchange of Data (SCED)

Secondary Quick Reference Guide Secondary Quick Reference Guide [updated 9/14/15]
This quick reference guide contains a very brief subset of courses and codes that are most frequently offered in secondary schools.

Updates:

  • The addition of 02056CC- Algebra II Common Core
  • Full and updated descriptions according to NCES School Codes for the Exchange of Data (SCED)

Prior-to-Secondary Quick Reference Guide Prior-to-Secondary Quick Reference Guide (updated 9/14/15)
This quick reference guide contains a very brief subset of courses and codes that are most frequently offered in elementary and middle schools.

Update: 

  • Full and updated descriptions according to NCES School Codes for the Exchange of Data (SCED)
Last Updated: December 11, 2015