Ed-Fi Alliance Continues to Deliver Industry-First Features with Ed-Fi Version 1.2

Today the Ed-Fi Alliance announced the release of Ed-Fi Version 1.2 which provides U.S. education agencies free access to high-quality data tools to quickly and cost-effectively integrate and synthesize student data from multiple information systems. Rapidly adopted by U.S. states and districts since its launch two years ago, 35 percent of teachers and students are currently poised to benefit from the market-leading Ed-Fi solution. With Ed-Fi Version 1.2, licensees can take advantage of added industry-first features designed to empower educators to leverage new and existing data quickly and effectively and increase student outcomes.

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Announces EdTech Spinoff: Ed-Fi Alliance, LLC.

– Foundation Creates New Subsidiary to Better Enable K-12 Education Reform –  March 4, 2013 – AUSTIN, Texas – Citing a clear and urgent market demand for cost savings for states and districts and high-quality, data-driven solutions to empower educators and yield better student outcomes, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation today announced the formation of a subsidiary non-profit LLC, the Ed-Fi Alliance.… Read More

Troy Wheeler Joins Ed-Fi Team as VP Strategic Market Development

AUSTIN, Texas – December 11, 2012 – Troy Wheeler has been named VP Strategic Market Development for the Ed-Fi solution team. Wheeler previously served as the CIO for the Idaho Department of Education.  In that capacity, he was responsible for Idaho’s state education data management systems, including a $21M public-private partnership to implement statewide teacher data tools for personalized instruction.… Read More

Ed-Fi Version 1.1 Released

DECEMBER 4, 2012 — AUSTIN, Texas – Ed-Fi Version 1.1 has been released today and is now available at edfi.  The Ed-Fi solution, which is compatible with many existing education data standards, including the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS,) facilitates secure data exchange among disparate data systems in K-12 education.… Read More

Ed-Fi -Powered Student Information System Vendors Poised for New Ed-Tech Market Opportunities and Growth

Student Information System Vendors who license the Ed-Fi solution have new options for delivering value to K-12 education sector August 17, 2012 — AUSTIN, Texas – Four Student Information System (SIS) providers – Skyward, Texas Computer Cooperative, Prologic Technology Systems and SunGard K-12 Education – have licensed the Ed-Fi solution to help ensure their work is fully compliant with the Texas Student Data System.… Read More

Request for Comment (RFC) Period Opens for Upcoming Ed-Fi 1.1 Release

State education agencies, districts, ed-tech vendors and non-profits are encouraged to participate in an open and transparent process to improve the next release of the Ed-Fi data standard July 31, 2012 — AUSTIN, Texas – The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation today announced a public Request for Comment (RFC) period for the release of Ed-Fi 1.1.… Read More

eScholar Gains Competitive Edge and Empowers Educators by Licensing Ed-Fi Solution

An early adopter of the Ed-Fi Tool Suite, eScholar further expands its ability to support educator access to timely, actionable data  to improve education outcomes June 14, 2012 – White Plains, NY and AUSTIN, TX – eScholar, a leader in driving the application of research and data to personalize education, today announced that it is one of the first vendors to license and implement the new Ed-Fi Tool Suite.  The Ed-Fi solution aligns with Common Education Data Standards and supports eScholar’s mission of enabling the education community with timely and personal data to allow individuals to succeed in life.… Read More

Ed-Fi Gains Momentum in K-12 Education Sector

- Leading states and vendors line up to back new ed-tech solution that can deliver comprehensive student information to every teacher across US - MAY 8, 2012 — AUSTIN, Texas – Since launching in July 2011, the Ed-Fi Tool Suite, including the data standard and dashboards, has gained significant momentum in K-12 education among state education agencies, school districts and vendors.  Eight states have licensed or are in discussions to license the Ed-Fi Tool Suite, and an additional four states will benefit from Ed-Fi-enabled tools through the Shared Learning Collaborative.… Read More

Ed-Fi Version 1.0: The Amazon of Student Data

There’s a treasure trove of valuable educational data being collected about K-12 students in the U.S. But historically, most of it has been stored in silos, reported on in aggregate for compliance purposes, and then largely forgotten… kind of like last year’s best-sellers, back before Amazon came around to make all those great books,  previously buried in warehouses and remainder stacks, available to anyone who needed them at the click of a mouse.… Read More

Ed-Fi Version 1.0 Released

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is pleased to announce the release of Ed-Fi Version 1.0.  Ed-Fi is a free tool suite that aligns with Common Education Data Standards and that is specifically designed to empower educators with relevant, timely, student-centric information that enables better decisions, targeted action plans and improved student outcomes.… Read More