State Education Agencies

Getting Started
1.1 Introduction to Ed-Fi Technology

This short video provides a high-level overview of the Ed-Fi Alliance and Ed-Fi technology components as well as resources necessary for a successful project implementation.

1.2 Ed-Fi Technology Quick Start

This 20-minute video provides an overview of the Ed-Fi technology components, including the data standard, ODS and API, dashboards and tools.

1.3 Navigating Ed-Fi Resources & Tools

Ed-Fi is an open community with a great deal of documentation and information. In this 40-minute video, Ed-Fi Solution Architects walk you through the resources and tools available to Ed-Fi users.

2.1 Dig in Planning Guide for Ed-Fi Projects

This 20-minute video walks through the top 10 things to consider and plan for in your Ed-Fi Project, working with technology vendors toward interoperability, and how to build support and get others on board.

2.3 SEA Planning Best Practices

This short presentation is a a summary of best practices, and useful resources for state education agencies and student information system providers. This material includes SEA use cases, architecture/infrastructure, and governance best practices.

3.1 Introduction to Ed-Fi Technology: Mapping Essentials

This 90-page presentation walks through the Ed-Fi UDM (Unified Data Model) and dives into the key principles of the data standard. This material is recommended before beginning the mapping process.

3.2 Understanding Ed-Fi Data Integration Through A Real-World Use Case

This 23-minute video walks through the basic constructs of the Ed-Fi data model and how data becomes interoperable using a real-world use case of enrollment. It serves as a starting point before diving deeper into an implementation.

3.3 Ed-Fi Data Mapping Process

This summarizes the Ed-Fi mapping process and general steps to follow along with best practices.

4.1 Upgrade to 3.0: What's New 3.0 - Part 1

This 30 minute video is first in a two part series which details major changes that are part of Ed-Fi v3.0 (Data Standard v3.0b and the ODS/API Technical Preview).

4.2 Upgrade to 3.0: What's New 3.0 - Part 2

This 40 minute video is secondĀ in a two part series which details major changes that are part of Ed-Fi v3.0 (Data Standard v3.0b and the ODS/API Technical Preview).

4.3 Upgrade to 3.0: Transition to v3.0 ODS/API

This 40-page document summarizes the major changes and will help prepare agencies and vendors for transition to the 3.0 APIs and the new model for extensibility.

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