Ed-Fi Technology

Whether you’re seeking general information about technology from the Ed-Fi Alliance, tracking work in progress, implementing code, or just providing feedback and input, this page provides a starting point to explore all the technology provided by the Ed-Fi Alliance.

Based on your particular area of interest, these links will take you to the appropriate location in Ed-Fi Tech Docs to find answers to technical questions using advanced search functions. From Ed-Fi Tech Docs, users can access advanced technical tools to track work in progress as well as source code repositories.

Keep in mind, these materials are intended for a technical audience. Also, in order to download source code you need to license Ed-Fi technology.

Ed-Fi Data Standard

page The Ed-Fi Data Standard is the widely-adopted, CEDS-aligned, open-source data standard developed by the educational community for the betterment of the community. The Ed-Fi Data Standard serves as the foundation for enabling interoperability among secure data systems and contains a Unifying Data Model designed to capture the meaning and inherent structure in the most important information in the K–12 education enterprise.

Request For Comment (RFC) Periods

Ed-Fi Implementation Suite


Ed-Fi Operational Data Store

The Ed-Fi Operational Data Store (ODS) provides a place to store information that integrates and catalogs secure real-time data from other systems within your agency, regardless of the source, to make it available to educators. The Ed-Fi ODS also provides support for transactional data which enables efficient data loading and a near real-time view of information in one place.



The Ed-Fi ODS API accompanies the Ed-Fi Operational Data Store and provides the ability to selectively create, read, and update information stored in an Ed-Fi powered ODS, maximizing developer productivity and success.


Ed-Fi Dashboards

Ed-Fi Dashboards provide a starting point for developing student performance dashboards that puts real-time, actionable information at the fingertips of educators. It includes a user interface with metrics that educators identified as critical to improving student achievement.


Ed-Fi Tools

Ed-Fi Tools aid developers implementing the technical components of the Suite. Specifically, the online Ed-Fi Validation Tool helps users streamline the testing process by verifying exchanges are working correctly.