FastDirect Communications completed the process to become a certified SIS vendor for IDOE Data Exchange, the State of Indiana’s Department of Education data management standard. Additionally, we have been a certified SIS vendor for the the State of Wisconsin’s WISEdata program for over 4 years!
Over 4 years ago, we were among the first SIS software companies that were certified for the WISEdata Ed-Fi Integration program. Schools who participate in the Wisconsin Choice program receive state aid for each eligible student and are required to report data. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has chosen the Ed-Fi framework to facilitate collecting local education agency information and we are excited to be apart of it. Essentially, we push that data to DPI for our schools so they can rest assured that they are meeting their program requirements.
According to the IDOE website, the data exchange is designed to improve the process of data transfer and certification for student and educator level data submitted by schools and school corporations. The Ed-Fi Data Standards and Technology Suite is the foundation of the Data Exchange project. By adopting the Ed-Fi standard, schools will be able to connect their Student Information Systems to an IDOE database and seamlessly transfer data to the IDOE through automated processes. The Ed-Fi technology allows the IDOE to implement data management methods currently used by other State Education Agencies to allow for interoperability between local student information systems and IDOE databases.