LAKE MARY, Fla. (PRWEB) March 03, 2023
Education technology suppliers are collaborating via the non-profit 1EdTech™ Consortium to make it much easier for teachers to get real-time information on student progress from all the learning applications in a single place.
1EdTech (formerly IMS Global) community members across K-12 districts and edtech suppliers collaborated to evolve OneRoster® to enable the automated transfer of assessment results and both standards-based and competency-based grades across various systems, tools, and apps for the benefit of teachers and administrators. Teachers and administrators can now see all of the results data in one place, enabling them to focus on helping students succeed without having to record grades and scores manually to get the needed information.
Since its original release this fall, 16 products have been certified for 1EdTech’s OneRoster® 1.2 open standard.
“OneRoster 1.2 makes it easier to gather data from across a district’s ecosystem, putting it in the hands of educators faster and giving them more time to identify challenges and help their students succeed,” said 1EdTech CEO Dr. Rob Abel. “This is what happens when educators and suppliers work together, with no agenda other than to find the best solutions to power learner potential.”
OneRoster 1.2 works closely with other 1EdTech standards, making new integrations easier and repeatable, so districts can continue to innovate and grow without redoing their entire ecosystem. It also enhances user management, so educators can access everything they need without logging in and out of various tools.
“PowerSchool is eager to adopt the OneRoster 1.2 standard because it addresses issues that are important to our customers, including Preferred Name Synching and Score Scales,” said Carrie Vail, Senior Director of Product Management at PowerSchool. “We are saving educators time by reducing time spent re-entering data across different systems, so they can focus on what really matters, helping their students succeed.”
“Becoming an early adopter of OneRoster 1.2 was an easy decision at Clever,” said Dan Carroll, CPO and co-founder at Clever. “As one of the leading K-12 digital learning platforms, Clever, our application customers, and our partnered school districts have received so much value from utilizing the OneRoster 1.1 standard, and the exciting updates in 1.2 will help us ensure even better data quality and security for students across the globe.”
The student information systems certified by 1EdTech for OneRoster 1.2 currently include Digital Koumu Student Information System, Focus SIS, Infinite Campus, and PowerSchool eSchoolPlus SIS.
“The release of OneRoster 1.2 is a big deal for K-12 institutions and the platforms that support their vital work because it dramatically improves ease of use and increases privacy and productivity,” said Dr. Barry Brahier, chief product officer of teaching and learning for Infinite Campus. “Every school district should be demanding their platforms support OneRoster 1.2.”
Educators interested in seeing what products are certified for OneRoster 1.2, or any other 1EdTech certification, may view the TrustEd Apps Directory.
Edtech suppliers looking to implement OneRoster 1.2 to serve their clients better can get in-person support during the OneRoster Bootcamp at this year’s Learning Impact Conference. For more information and to register, click here.
1EdTech is a member-based non-profit community partnership of leading educational providers at all levels, government organizations, and edtech suppliers working together to enable better digital teaching and learning. This unique collaboration establishes the connectivity that accelerates an open, innovative, and trusted education ecosystem in which products work together to enable better learning. Together, we power learner potential. 1EdTech hosts the annual Learning Impact conference and other engagement opportunities to advance the leadership and ideas that shape the future of learning. 1EdTech is supported by an affiliated public charity, the 1EdTech Foundation, that puts philanthropic funds to work for our cause. Visit our website at 1edtech.org.