Business Decision Makers, Technical Decision Makers Track
October 12, 2015 (Day 1)
1:40pm - 2:30pm
Eric Jansson, Ed-Fi Alliance

Session Description 

Ed-Fi Certification is a new program that is part of the Ed-Fi Partner Program and is planned for roll-out in the first quarter of 2016. The certification program is being built off of the experiences of education agencies in validating work done in state and local implementations of the Ed-Fi technology. As with past agency validation work, the Ed-Fi certification program will allow products and services to be certified as conforming to the Ed-Fi Data Standard or as inter-operating with the Ed-Fi Implementation Suite, with the goal of improving quality of Ed-Fi field implementations and data exchange via the Ed-Fi technology.

The certification program is still under development, and this session will provide an opportunity to learn about the design principles and provide input into the ongoing program development. We strongly encourage agencies that have managed local certification or validation programs to attend and offer their input, and for agencies considering how to validate implementations to come to represent their future needs.