SIF Association

This blog is run by the staff of the SIF (Schools/Systems Interoperability Framework) Association for the use of it's members and the general educational community.

It is specifically designed for those who are interested in understanding what SIF is about, where the standard is going and how Schools, Districts and State Educational Authorities will benefit.



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

It's here...!

The SIF Association is proud to announce the release of the SIF Implementation Specification 3.0 to the educational marketplace.  This latest release, developed openly by the dedicated community volunteers, is a data standards ‘game changer’ - offering ground-breaking transport design advances leveraging REST technology, and providing a ground up redesigned data model which can support multiple data initiatives!

This latest release - SIF Implementation Specification (North America) 3.0 - is made up of a globally utilized reference infrastructure and North America data model focusing on supporting the Common Education Data Standards initiative (CEDS). The new 3.0 infrastructure allows the transport of various data models including those from the other global SIF communities as well as data from the numerous “alphabet soup” data initiatives that are populating the education landscape.  In essence – education now can utilize “one wire with one plug” – not the never-ending proprietary API’s and “one off” connections!

To read the full press release, click here.

To find out more information, including 'What's New at SIF?', RFP language, and much more, click here.
To review the SIF Implementation Specification (North America) 3.0, click here.
To review the SIF Infrastructure Specification (Global) 3.0, click here.