Once you’ve joined the Ed-Fi community, you can now use any number of helpful tools that make the most of your newly integrated data.
Ed-Fi technology—which includes the tools that make implementation of Ed-Fi quick and easy and the applications that help educators visualize their data—are regularly improved and expanded.
Learn more about each of our most popular technology solutions:
- Operational Data Store/API
Your Ed-Fi Operational Data Store (ODS) allows you to pull information from multiple systems into a database. Think of it as secure platform for all of your information. The API, meanwhile, offers a developer-friendly interface to create, read, and update data stored in the ODS.
MappingEDU is an online tool that maps your data to the standard—saving you a tremendous amount of time and money when integrating information. Used primarily by technologists and data analysts, MappingEDU also offers helpful features for subject matter experts to review and evaluate the data mappings.
- MetaEd IDE
The Ed-Fi Data Standard is highly flexible. The MetaEd IDE is the tool that makes customization easy. Using it, your technology specialists can simply create new data elements and align them with your overall data architecture.
Designed primarily for and by teachers, the Ed-Fi Dashboard delivers a comprehensive view of each student. It empowers educators with user-friendly, visual insights into their classroom—allowing them to support personalized learning and improve student outcomes.
- Validation Tool
The Ed-Fi Validation Tool enables near-instant validation of data created on the Ed-Fi Data Standard. It ensures quality, validity, and compatibility—while also demonstrating that the tools and systems are working together seamlessly.
- Ed-Fi Exchange
States, Districts, and the Ed-Fi Alliance contribute solutions to the Ed-Fi Exchange that may be downloaded by other Ed-Fi Licensees. Ed-Fi Exchange contributions may take the form of Data Standard Extensions, ODS and API Extensions, and Dashboard Plugins. In addition, higher-level contributions such as Technical White Papers and Implementation Project Overviews may be contributed to assist other licensees implementing Ed-Fi. The goal is to make the Ed-Fi Community greater than the sum of its parts by openly sharing innovations aligned to the Ed-Fi Data Standard.