For decades, educators and administrators have been typing data into different systems, databases, and software. One system for rostering info, another system for behavior data, another for curriculum, another for assessment—and so on.

Until recently, education data systems were cut off from one another, unable to paint a complete picture of what was happening in the classroom.

The Ed-Fi Data Standard solves this problem once and for all.

The Data Standard

The Ed-Fi Data Standard is the set of rules for the collection, management, and organization of educational data that allows multiple systems to share their information in a seamless, actionable way.

What is a data standard?

A data standard defines rules for how data should be formatted and exchanged between systems.

Until now, every piece of educational technology used its own “language” for storing and managing data. One tool’s language was different from the next’s—making integration nearly impossible. The student information system couldn’t talk to the learning management system, which couldn’t talk to the assessment software, which couldn’t talk to the…

The result? Educators are still unable to get a complete view into their student’s needs and challenges. Data is siloed and is, therefore, less useful.

Drawing from a team of educators in 36 states and districts nationwide as well as technologists (known as the Ed-Fi Alliance), Ed-Fi has crafted the premier data standard for K-12 school districts and state agencies. It’s been used by real educators and tested by real schools.

Its field-proven, scalability and elegance of design make the Ed-Fi Data Standard the key to boosting student achievement and teacher satisfaction. 

Without Ed-Fi, educators will continue to have limited insight into what’s working, what’s not, and how to tell the difference.