A Solution for Data Interoperability: Skyward on Ed-Fi Technology

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.

2014 Achievements Add Up to an Exciting Year Ahead

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

4 Ways that Collaboration can Simplify Educator Access to Data on their Students

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:

A Sneak Peek at a New Era

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.

Three Ways Data Helps Educators Prepare for the First Day of School

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.