Ed-Fi Data StandardServicesEducation
Ed-Fi Alliance
| Version: 2
The Ed-Fi Data Standard builds a secure bridge between disparate data systems, empowering state agencies, districts and educators with up-to-date, actionable insights so they can better understand the individual needs of every student in their classroom. The Ed-Fi Data Standard serves as the foundation for enabling interoperability among secure data systems and contains a Unifying Data Model designed to capture the meaning and inherent structure in the most important information in the K-12 education enterprise.
  • License: Licensed by Ed-Fi, but provided freely upon registration
  • About the Publisher: Ed-Fi Alliance is funded by the Dell foundation and is composed of education IT personnel and technology solution partners
  • Updated by Publisher: 2017-02-24
  • Level of Use: Since launching in July 2011, Ed-Fi technology has gained significant momentum in K-12 education among state education agencies, school districts and vendors. As of February 2014, 19 states have licensed or are in discussions to license Ed-Fi technology. Collectively, these 19 states represent 40% of K-12 students and teachers across the United States
  • Open License: No
  • Transferable to other Jurisdictions: Current Ed-Fi Technology licensees include only US school districts, but include everything in the K-12 range
  • Stakeholder Participation: Clients (school districts) are not expected to participate in creating the standard
  • Consensus-based Governance: Standard and documentation is maintained on GitHub and is claimed to be open-source but contribution appears to be insular
  • Extensions: No information
  • Machine Readable: XML schema
  • Human Readable: Element names are logical and readable
  • Requires Real-Time Data: Depends on the dataset (Student Attendance Interchange versus Education Organization Interchange)
  • Metadata: No information
Added to directory: 2017-06-14