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Email Exchange of Secondary School Transcripts (RFC7681)

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Original Publication Date: 2015-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2016-Feb-06

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J. Davin: AUTHOR

Abstract

Traditional, paper-based communication of individual student records protects the rights and interests of all stakeholders -- the secondary school officials who curate student records, the students who are both the subjects and distributors of their own individual records, and the college admission officers, prospective employers, and others who, with the permission of individual students, receive and review such records. In the traditional process, when a graduating student applies for employment or admission to an institution of higher learning, she asks the guidance counselor at her secondary school for a transcript of her academic achievements to support her application. In response, the guidance counselor prepares a paper record of that student's achievements and presents

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Independent Submission                                          J. Davin Request for Comments: 7681                                  October 2015 Category: Informational ISSN: 2070-1721

              Email Exchange of Secondary School Transcripts

Abstract

   A common format simplifies exchange of secondary school academic    transcripts via electronic mail.  Existing standards are applied to    prevent unauthorized alteration of transcript content and to deliver    transcripts directly and securely from each student to his or her    chosen recipients.  By eliminating third-party intervention and    surveillance, the defined protocol better protects student privacy    and independence than does current practice.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This is a contribution to the RFC Series, independently of any other    RFC stream.  The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this document at    its discretion and makes no statement about its value for    implementation or deployment.  Documents approved for publication by    the RFC Editor are not a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7681.

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   Copyright (c) 2015 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.

 Davin                         Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7681              EESST Protocol Specification          October 2015

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2

   2.  Design Motivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

   3.  Protocol Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

     3.1.  Student and Originator  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8

       3.1.1.  Transcript Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

     3.2.  Student and Recipient . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10

   4.  Transcript Content  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13

     4.1.  School Transcript Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17

     4.2.  Computational School Transcript . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17

     4.3.  Displ...