IT:AD:School Interoperability Framework (SIF)

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Summary

Barriers for education-related information data exchange within school districts is significantly reduced by the use of SIF.

* Advantages:

  • Build specifically for the exchange of K-12 education-related information.
  • SIF 3.x allows for both brokered and direct communication between applications.

* Considerations:

  • Domain specific (education) specific of an open standard (xml/json).
  • Can exchange data in XML or JSON
  • Case studies show significant dollar savings for schools and districts;
  • Required by many school districts
    • implemented by many SMS vendors and Zone Integration Servers (ZIS)
  • Even mandated in some cases (eg: Oklahoma)
  • SIF 3.x no longer requires a broker (ZIS).