By certifying on Ed-Fi, School Information System (SIS) providers are signaling their support for teacher choice. While the SIS remains the center of school technology systems, more and more educators are taking advantage of the wealth of highly specialized teaching and learning tools.

Connecting these systems through a data standard is essential for seamless data integration between the SIS and other programs, and building on the data standard provides districts, schools and educators the ability to easily plug in the tools and applications of their choice directly into these systems.

Ed-Fi certifications allow product developers to demonstrate a product’s fidelity to Ed-Fi standards and guidelines, and for purchasers or users to be confident that a product conforms to those same Ed-Fi standards and guidelines. The program’s goal is to ensure that systems can inter-operate and exchange data using Ed-Fi standards and technology.