Australian A4L Community publish SIF Data Model Specification enabling transfer of student information across state boundaries

The National Schools Interoperability Program (NSIP) on behalf of the Australian A4L Community is proud to publish the SIF Data Model Specification (Australia) 3.5 to the marketplace. This represents the first major release of the Australian SIF Data Model Specification since October 2016.

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The A4L North American Community releases Unity Specification supporting grading, CEDS implementation and state EDFacts reporting

The Access 4 Learning® (A4L) Community is proud to announce the latest release of the Unity Specification which has enhanced and optimized many features including Grade Passback, standards-based grading, and EDFacts reporting.

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A4L Community releases the global SIF Infrastructure Specification supporting Lightweight Providers of Data

The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community is proud to announce the release of the collaboratively developed global SIF Infrastructure Specification 3.5 which is unique in the technical standards world in that it supports data movement via greater interoperability by standardizing ‘data and privacy on the wire’. 

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A Worldwide Community of Vendors and Schools Reducing EdTech Breaches

The recent data breach from Illuminate Education impacting millions of students has accelerated the conversation around information security for our most vulnerable citizens. While there are many mechanisms for marketplace providers to prove their adherence to general “best practices”, security adherence has been more complicated than ever for companies and for the limited resources of school personnel who serve as student data stewards. 

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Student Data Privacy Consortium Resource Registry Awarded 1st Place for “Operational Privacy” in PESC 23rd Best Practices

The Board of Directors of the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC) is pleased to announce the Student Data Privacy Consortium as 1st Place Winner for Operational Privacy role in PESC’s 23rd Annual Best Practices Competition.

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