Leveraging Data for Academic Excellence
With support from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, SETDA collaborated with the Ed-Fi Alliance to host a symposium regarding state interoperability efforts in 2017. A cohort of nine state teams, in conjunction with private sector leaders and content experts engaged in a focused discussion on the challenges, successes, and future needs to support interoperability in state K12 education. State teams included both academic and technology leaders.
Leveraging Data for Academic Excellence (2018) highlights how state leaders tackle data interoperability with the emergence of data standards for student information, assessment, digital content, and other educational applications. While states are at various maturity levels for interoperability, each state shares goals for interoperability, the drivers for those goals, current status and use cases, as well as some of the challenges in the process. Private sector partners share observations, perceptions of states’ status in the interoperability process, as well as some of the pain points from the vendor perspective. State and private sector leaders identify recommendations and the next steps necessary to continue the conversations within states, among states, and with the private sector to develop cohesive data interoperability practices to achieve student learning goals.