As an administrative software company serving the education sector, Skyward recognizes the need for broad-scope frameworks to standardize the collection, transmission and use of a mountain of data. The Ed-Fi Alliance provides a solution to that problem in the form of its Ed-Fi Data Standard and technology components. For educational technology vendors, now is the time to get involved with the Ed-Fi Community.
In the world of US public education, 2014 was marked by miscellaneous controversies, flame-outs, and debates. The year kicked off with the demise of inBloom, sustained an ongoing conversation about student data privacy and standardized testing, and culminated in a lather of concern about Common Core State Standards.… Read More
We asked Holly Glover, Director of Data Use and Privacy at Arkansas Department of Education and a former classroom teacher, to comment ways that state collaboration on the new Ed-Fi Dashboards 1.3 has helped Arkansas deliver simplified educator access to valuable data on their students. This is what she had to say:
This technical preview gives you an early-stage look at innovative field-based work that puts the power of transactional data processing to work for educators, families and students.
As educators prepare for the new school year, they can tap into a range of data that are a vital source of information to support students’ needs - beginning with their first day of class. Access to powerful tools can simplify this exercise enormously.
In response to user feedback and real world use cases, the Ed-Fi Alliance has released Ed-Fi Validation Tool 1.1.
Director of Technology Resources, Pat Bush, reflects on the success of the EdInsights Dashboard as an entrenched tool used by educators and the real impact this tool having on student achievement.
Talk about student data is everywhere these days - how it’s used, its value, and how it’s secured. At the Ed-Fi Alliance, we advocate for the benefits of responsible data use. We know it can give educators a holistic view of each student, and of his or her abilities in the classroom.
Jake Firman from DSST describes the benefits of Ed-Fi Technology.
In the coming weeks, the Ed-Fi Alliance blog will feature a number of posts from educators in the field discussing what has worked and what has not.