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More and more school districts and state agencies are requiring technology systems to be interoperable. Meet this demand as a certified Ed-Fi Partner.
When your technology works together with other systems to provide richer, more comprehensive student insights, its value to a school district gets an immediate boost.
With Ed-Fi’s Data Standard and APIs, you can deploy your products faster, replicate solutions at scale, and minimize unique integrations.
Ed-Fi allows for uniform data collection, enables multiple system integrations, and promotes the use of district- and agency-owned interfaces. Through the Ed-Fi API and operational data store (ODS), we help state, local and higher education agencies collect and centralize data – and achieve their larger data vision.
Offers a developer-friendly interface to create, read, and update data stored in any system, including the Ed-Fi ODS.
Allows school districts to store information from multiple systems in a central location.
Enables users to uniformly collect, manage, and organize data so multiple systems can seamlessly share information.
School Districts will either install open-source Ed-Fi ODS/API software on their own network or work with an Ed-Fi managed provider to host the software for them. In some cases, Collaboratives – organizations that provide services to a group of districts on their own networks or via cloud – will also offer the Ed-Fi ODS/API software as part of their services.
State Education Agencies install the Ed-Fi ODS/API software on their own servers and in their own data center, or utilize public cloud services (Azure, AWS, Google Cloud). Most common use case: State reporting.
Ultimately, vendors will get one of three fundamental data requests from a state or district: to send, retrieve, or manage data – it’s as simple as that.
Districts or states may approach your company to send the data they need from your system to their installation of the Ed-Fi ODS/API. To that end, ensuring the data you’re sending is interoperable with your customer’s data is crucial for success - for both organizations.
Data from multiple sources are often sent to a district or state’s Ed-Fi ODS/API installation. In order for this disparate data to be unified, useful, and utilized, your customers may ask you to retrieve data from their installation to ensure it can be used to its maximum potential and value.
If you already offer Ed-Fi interoperability as a solution, you may be asked to manage both the incoming and outgoing data within a customer’s infrastructure, helping to build, maintain, and update it on an on-going basis.
Integrates with Ed-Fi to provide student information for state reporting and to power district analytics. Student Information Systems may also receive information from other data systems via the Ed-Fi API.
Integrates with Ed-Fi to report assessment results, which can be aggregated with data from other systems for reporting and analytics or retrieval by other district systems; can also obtain roster data from the Ed-Fi API.
Integrates with Ed-Fi to provide student engagement and participation data; can also obtain roster data from the Ed-Fi API.
Integrates with Ed-Fi to access accurate, reliable, and consolidated data to power analytics offerings and district-level reporting.
Hosts and manages the Ed-Fi solution on behalf of education agencies, and differentiates offerings through providing value-add services.
Cloud Providers (e.g., Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure) offer state-of-the-art tools and services to education agencies.
Ed-tech products that don’t fit into a specific Ed-Fi partner category can still integrate with Ed-Fi to send and/or receive data securely, and integrate into education agency infrastructures in a standardized manner.
Solving education’s biggest challenges is a journey – and every vendor’s journey is unique. Below is a brief overview of how you can harness Ed-Fi to help address the industry’s most pressing pain points.
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Populate your solution with roster information from an Ed-Fi ODS / API.
Enable customers to combine assessment data from multiple measures and sources in one interface to gain a comprehensive view of learner progress.
Empower your customers to identify trends and intervene earlier with accurate, real-time attendance data.
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