Thursday, April 7, 2022

3:15 PM  - 4:00 PM

This discussion will dive deeply into a few ambiguous areas of Ed-Fi's certification process. In this session we will ask questions like "What future and past versions of the ODS/API should certified vendors support?", "Is there a better way to document regional support for the community?", "How do we maintain the community use cases supporting certification?", and "How can Ed-Fi badging and certifications drive consistent community needs to the vendors?"

These broad session notes attempt to capture the spirit of the discussion and should not be interpreted as a transcript. Although Ed-Fi Alliance staff were involved in capturing these observations, the notes below should not be construed as official, complete, or 100% accurate.

This discussion included vendors, MSPs, and some collaboratives.  There were several discussion topics:

  • Should be aligned to badging
  • Vendors need an account of what is important as a community demand so that they can show that to customers and respond to requests for customization
  • Why can’t certification represent a system that “just works” like a USB port? We don’t have the same “USB port” in every state.  Maybe we need to drive in that direction.
  • Partner Portal - a place to surface the needs and impacts of data requests
  • SIS vendors have to define their product towards the state customizations or they can't be in that business

Emerging Themes:

  1. Rollup/connect badges to certification
  2. Consider implementation certification to allow clean integration of vendor certified products
  3. Certify to most recent Ed-Fi versions of technical suite
  4. Communicate better/more about the local
  5. Use cases that certification does support

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