CTDL Profile of Achievement Standards Network Description Language Mapping Guidance

Release 20190301
This page displays the CTDL Profile of Achievement Standards Network Description Language schema in an object-oriented format. Below you will find every class for this schema, each with a thorough description and a list of properties for that class. Where applicable, properties that leverage concept schemes (controlled vocabularies) will also show the available concepts for those schemes.
The purpose of this page is to make it easier for your team to map your schema and your data (your classes and properties) to the CTDL classes and properties.
For an RDF-centric view of this schema, use the Terms page.
This page exists for the following schemas:

This is the CTDL implementation of ASN.

Release ID: 20190301
Release Date: 3/1/2019

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Credential Engine Registry profile of CTDL-ASN
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Classes for CTDL Profile of Achievement Standards Network Description Language:

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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:

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 information about the competency other than the text itself, use the comment property.
Importance:
Required
Multiplicity:
Single-Value
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.
Importance:
Required
Multiplicity:
Single-Value
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.
Importance:
Required
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
Value Type:

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.
Importance:
Required
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
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.
Importance:
Required
Multiplicity:
Single-Value
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.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value

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.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value

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".
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
Value Type:

Author

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

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.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
Value Type:

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.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Single-Value
Value Type:

Complexity Level

Description:
The expected performance level of a learner or professional as defined by a competency.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value

Comprised Of

Description:
This competency includes, comprehends or encompasses, in whole or in part, the meaning, nature or importance of the referenced competency.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
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.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value

Cross-Subject Reference

Description:
A relationship between this competency and a competency in a separate competency framework.
Comment:
An interdisciplinary statement reference.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
Value Type:

Date Modified

Description:
The date on which this framework or competency was most recently modified in some way.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
Value Type:

Derived From

Description:
A third party version of the entity being reference that has been modified in meaning through editing, extension or refinement.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value

Exact Alignment

Description:
The relevant concepts in this competency and the referenced competency are coextensive.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
Value Type:

Identifier

Description:
An alternative URI by which this competency framework or competency is identified.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
Value Type:

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.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Single-Value
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.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
Value Type:

Major Alignment

Description:
Major overlap of relevant concepts between the this competency and the referenced competency.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
Value Type:

Minor Alignment

Description:
Minor overlap of relevant concepts between this competency and the referenced competency.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
Value Type:

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.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
Value Type:

Prerequisite Alignment

Description:
The referenced resource is a prerequisite to this resource.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
Value Type:

Skill Embodied

Description:
Cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills directly or indirectly embodied in this competency.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
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.
Importance:
Required
Multiplicity:
Single-Value
Value Type:

Description

Description:
A short description of this competency framework.
Importance:
Required
Multiplicity:
Single-Value
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.
Importance:
Required
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
Value Type:

Name

Description:
The name or title of this competency framework.
Importance:
Required
Multiplicity:
Single-Value
Value Type:

Publisher

Description:
An agent responsible for making this entity available.
Comment:
Also referred to as the promulgating agency of the entity.
Importance:
Required
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
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.
Importance:
Required
Multiplicity:
Single-Value
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.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value

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.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value

Author

Description:
A person or organization chiefly responsible for the intellectual or artistic content of this competency framework or competency.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
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.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value

Date Modified

Description:
The date on which this framework or competency was most recently modified in some way.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
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.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
Value Type:
Vocabulary:
This property should point to terms applicable to the ceterms:AudienceLevel Concept Scheme.

Identifier

Description:
An alternative URI by which this competency framework or competency is identified.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
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.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Multi-Value
Value Type:

Rights Holder

Description:
An agent owning or managing rights over this competency framework.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Single-Value

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.
Importance:
Optional
Multiplicity:
Single-Value
Value Type: