Ed-Fi Alliance and Certica Solutions Team Up in Learning Standards Initiative to Provide More Meaningful Information to Educators

Ed-Fi Alliance, LLC, dedicated to boosting student achievement by empowering educators with actionable data, and Certica Solutions, a leading provider of platform-as-a-service for education agencies, today announced that they are partnering to make the Academic Benchmarks system of learning standards mappings available through the Ed-Fi Operational Data Store (Ed-Fi ODS/API).

Data Governance: What is It and Why is It Important?

The risks of poor-quality data, data breaches, and duplicate data are high and very expensive. Districts and state education agencies spend millions annually on student information systems, software, hardware, information technology staff, assessments and many other aspects of data system management. A strong data governance program is designed to provide coordinated and systemic oversight of data-related decisions throughout an organization.

Why Point-to-Point Integrations Can’t Be the Right Answer for Interoperability

Data integration solutions are sprouting up all over the K-12 education sector. But, unfortunately, too many of these solutions – often driven by district-specific needs – focus on integrating data only between two individual systems. For this reason, point-to-point solutions simply can’t be the right long-term solution for school districts’ interoperability needs.

Certica Announces the “Integrate!” Program to Promote Interoperability and Connect School Districts and Application Providers via Ed-Fi

Certica Solutions, provider of the Certica Connect™ edtech platform-as-a-service (PaaS), today announced a new program to engage school districts which desire a fully-managed, hosted and productized solution for application interoperability based on Ed-Fi®; as well as K-12 application providers that are certified or wish to be certified on the Ed-Fi Data Standard.