Item Item Name Column Name Required Definition Code Set Data Type Length Precision
005 Collection Version CollectionVersion Required Collection version should contain this value 'ALL1.0DirectCert' for the 0000 00 Direct Certification Lookup File Layout.
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050 MOSIS Student ID StateID Required State assigned student identifier. See for more information.
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055 Local Student ID LocalStudentID Optional Local student id maintained by the district. Allows for data to be associated to local systems from DESE source systems.
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060 Legal Last Name LastName Required Legal last name.
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065 Legal First Name FirstName Required Legal first name.
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070 Legal Middle Name MiddleName Optional Legal middle name.
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075 Legal Name Suffix Suffix Optional Legal name suffix. E.g. Jr, Sr
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080 Date of Birth DateOfBirth Required Date of birth.
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095 Student Grade Level StudentGradeLevel Optional Grade level as of the time data is being submitted unless otherwise specified. Student_Grade_Level_Codes Text 2
100 Gender Gender Optional Gender Gender_Codes Text 1
105 Race/Ethnicity RaceEthnicity Optional Pre-defined Race / Ethnic code. Race_Ethnicity_Codes Text 1