Instructure helps districts tackle chronic absenteeism, appraisal analysis and equity with Ed-Fi certification


SALT LAKE CITY, November 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Instructure today announced that Videri Analytics is the first product to earn the Ed-Fi Starter Kit Implementation Partner badge. Ed-Fi badges allow edtech companies to demonstrate their support for Ed-Fi standards and technology. The Starter Kit Implementation Badge applies to three distinct use cases: “Tackling Chronic Absenteeism,” ““ Visit Instructure at the Ed-Fi 2021 Summit Community Room, November 15-18, 2021.

“Obtaining this badge underscores Instructure’s continued commitment to interoperability and creating the most integrated learning management platform in the education industry,” said Melissa Loblé, Director of Customer Experience at Instructure. “Instructure is a key partner in the collaborative Ed-Fi movement because we believe that whatever solutions a district chooses to use, their data needs to move securely and transparently. We are inspired to be part of this growing community of companies who are coming together to enrich teaching and learning through technology. “

The Ed-Fi Data Standard is the widely adopted open source data standard aligned with CEDS developed by the educational community. It serves as the foundation for enabling interoperability between secure data systems and contains a unified data model designed to capture the meaning and inherent structure of information most important in the K-12 education business. Instructure has a long history of supporting data integration and its use at scale for educational organizations of all sizes. Its Academic Benchmarks solution has been certified since 2018, and MasteryConnect was the very first assessment management system to be Ed-Fi certified in 2019.

Obtaining a certification or badge requires that rigorous testing standards be met along with a number of other important criteria, including transparency reporting and active user credentials. National and local education agencies considering getting started with Ed-Fi can rest assured that vendors who have earned an Ed-Fi badge can help them achieve an accurate, efficient and successful Ed-Fi implementation.

Videri combines data from key district sources and provides access to highly interactive integrated data visualizations so educators can measure, manage and improve student outcomes. With Videri, educators can ask and answer questions important to understanding what affects student achievement, from attendance to engagement to socio-economic indicators. Videri Analytics makes it easy to monitor key metrics against district and state performance goals for achievement and equity so educators can develop timely and focused plans.

“This year we have introduced a series of starter kits, intended to help educational agencies meet the big challenges of interoperability,” said Troy wheeler, president of Ed-Fi Alliance. “We rely on information technology vendors like Instructure to understand the deeply technical aspects of Ed-Fi deployments and to help their customers get started in this process. Kit badges mean that Videri d’Instructure has this expertise and can be a strong deployment partner. We congratulate them and salute their commitment to Ed-Fi and interoperable data for teachers and students. “

Analytics is a key pillar of the Instructure learning platform, an open, reliable and extensible learning ecosystem enabling a digital learning environment for educators, students and institutions. The platform also includes critical areas, such as learning management, assessment and professional development, which work together to enrich, support and connect all aspects of teaching and learning.

Maggie Quale
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SOURCE Instructure, Inc.

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