Together with our partners, we’ve produced the following resources and pieces of research to inform our work and our community of Ed-Fi users.
Clarity around how the Ed-Fi Alliance Standards and IMS Global Learning Consortium® Standards can be used in support of educators is a common and increasingly frequent request from the Ed-Fi Community.
In many cases, Ed-Fi and IMS Global standards often seek to solve different problems, and therefore a better understanding of the tools and functionality available for various use cases is important to select the best solution for a given use case.
This collection of communications tools will help you spread the word about data interoperability and your work with Ed-Fi. If you’re interested in presenting about Ed-Fi and would like access to a presentation deck, or have any questions about these materials, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, CoSN’s survey of school district IT departments across the country gauges top technology-related priorities, challenges, and where districts currently stand on the path to data interoperability. Ed-Fi partnered with CoSN on the interoperability section of this survey.
CoSN developed this toolkit—which includes an interoperability maturity model, cost calculator, case studies, and RFPs—to help school districts assess their options and make interoperability happen.
For those school districts, administrators, or vendors just setting out on the path to interoperability, Project Unicorn is a great place to start! They offer comprehensive resources and a pledge to demonstrate your commitment.
Digital Promise is another great starting point! Check out their helpful interoperability explainer videos and other resources. Their League of Innovative Schools innovation portfolios showcase school districts that have successfully implemented Ed-Fi to enhance teaching and learning.
INSite White Paper: Beyond Certification. Building Productive Relationships With Source Systems Vendors
As an educational org, there are several ways in which you can help vendor relationships be efficient and effective in terms of meeting your users’ needs regarding data populating the ODS. In this white paper, INSite outlines four overarching strategies for building fruitful relationships with vendors.