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Thursday, February 9 • 10:45am - 11:30am
How Practical Is Ed-Fi for K12 Interoperability? Lessons from the Real World

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Ed-Fi technologies were created by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation in 2011 to provide for K12 data interoperability. Ed-Fi allows K12 data to pass seamlessly between vendor applications into a centralized data hub for on-demand access from a “single version of the truth.”

Instructure has since worked with many districts - and a growing number of Ed-Fi-compliant vendors - to help districts deploy an Ed-Fi architecture.

In each of its SaaS Ed-Fi deployments, Instructure leverages the Ed-Fi API that is supported by most student information systems and a growing number of assessment applications.

Through this work, Instructure has learned a lot of hard lessons that are applicable to any organization that is interested in an Ed-Fi deployment.

In this session, Kathryn Grady, senior regional director at Instructure, will speak to:

- The original Ed-Fi vision.
- Lessons learned about the certified Ed-Fi API for SIS and assessment solutions.
- Lessons learned about the data mapping/loading process using an Ed-Fi API, including the realistic workload that districts should expect.
- How Instructure is leveraging Ed-Fi for its K12 analytics solution today.

Speakers
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Kathryn Grady

Senior Regional Director, Instructure
Kathryn Grady has been working with K12 school districts since 2012, helping them utilize data better. In her work she has worked with numerous school districts, vendors, the Ed-Fi Alliance, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Certica Solutions, and Instructure to help districts... Read More →


Thursday February 9, 2023 10:45am - 11:30am MST
420B 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
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