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Our case studies are part of a larger collaboration led by InnovateEDU in partnership with Getting Smart, EdSurge, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Common Sense Media.
Progress reports go out on Thursday and the teachers are up in arms because they can’t enter scores into their online gradebook. This isn’t because the internet is down or due to a device malfunction—it’s because the online gradebook isn’t able to share data with the student information system (SIS)...
Marisa Kaplan, EdSurge
The Oklahoma SDE serves 512 traditional school districts, 28 charter school districts, 58 charter school sites, and over 1,795 schools. With over 693,700 students in the state, the OK SDE works hard to meet the challenging needs of students with educational technology.
Ariana Bauer, CPSI, Ltd.
Data should maintain its meaning as it gets passed between schools, districts, and even states. Interoperability standards assist in providing solutions for increasing concerns over linking student, teacher, school, and district data to create actionable outcomes.
Corey Matlack, No.Inc
We’ve been talking about interoperability since the beginning in 2009. It’s a key tenet of what we do... No one uses the word ‘Interoperability, but that’s what they [educators] are asking for.”
Mark Walls, Chief Product Officer
When we see more adoption, we will work on automating and generalizing the approach. The tipping point will be when it is more efficient for us to build tools that give more control to administrative customers than it is to handle their requests manually”
Dan Cogan-Drew, Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder
What you need in order for an API to work is for all districts to use the same set of standards to connect to vendors, but that is technically complicated.”
William McGuinness, Director of Product Management
Data interoperability is an imperative for multiple reasons. Regarding the high mobility rate within Providence Public Schools, it allows for students to have immediate access to the curricular tools and resources in their home school at the moment of entry, which ensures that there is no loss in learning time."
Cameron Berube, Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Naturally, robust reporting and analysis features play a key role in data-driven instruction. So when a tool isn’t as user-friendly as it could be, it behooves us to work with companies’ teams to incorporate our teachers’ feedback into product updates.”