It is necessary to harness the power of data and technology within the educational domain to facilitate students' growth. Ed-Fi is an open-source technology that aims to innovate the education community. The Ed-fi Alliance is a data standard that, once implemented, enables the disparate data source systems to integrate and exchange data and insights. Data problems plague educational institutes as they find it difficult to know about their student's potential and the challenges they face. Ed-fi aims to counter the insurmountable data challenges, better use data, and convert it into actionable insights. It seeks to harmonize the education data systems traditionally cut off to paint a complete picture of what is happening in the classroom.
The Ed-Fi Operational Data Store (ODS) helps store information from various systems in a central location. The platform is secure and interconnected and stores all information in an easily accessible location. The API provides a developer-friendly interface for creating, reading, and updating data stored in the ODS. Ed-fi ODS offers a simple, cost-effective solution to connect and maintain data systems. It helps teachers, parents, and administrators to access valuable, timely, and actionable learning information to facilitate the students' growth.
The Ed-Fi Alliance technology is built upon the Ed-Fi Data Standard. It is an open standard that has extensive community support. The robust and growing community comprises dedicated technologists, administrators, and educators who work together to share best practices and personal knowledge. Onboarding the Ed-fi-powered suite of tools helps tackle various pertinent challenges such as addressing chronic absenteeism, improving performance in certain areas, enhancing student and parent engagement, and offering equitable opportunities accessible for all students.
Mission of Ed-fi
The mission of the Ed-fi alliance is to transform educational practices and empower educators through real-time, comprehensive data. It will enable them to support the students' successfully.
Vision of Ed-fi
- Within every classroom, each teacher can easily access data on their student in real-time. It will enable them to extract valuable insights to fine-tune the education system. Data interoperability will help to deliver personalized learning.
- Within every school district, Ed-fi aims to enable the superintendent and school board to understand the performance of students, teachers, and schools. They can access each data point to boost decision-making and determine how to deploy resources now and in the future.
- Within every state education agency, Ed-fi aims to help education leaders seamlessly and securely gather district-level data reports to strategize federal support funding. It will enable a more efficient allocation of resources and policy priorities.
Various critical guiding principles inform the Ed-fi education solution. It requires seamless and effective collaboration between various concerned entities to work together and find optimal solutions. The Ed-Fi Data Standard is free and does not require any licensing fee. It has strong community support, and the stakeholders involved are action-oriented to improve processes, technology, and community engagement continuously. Born from the practical needs of our community, the Ed-fi Data Standard seeks to turn data from something you have to something you can use.
The Ed-Fi solution seeks to boost student achievement and facilitate their growth. It empowers educators with real-time, comprehensive insight about each student for the same.