Edupoint® Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy® Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by the Maine Department of Education (Maine DOE) to lead the state’s implementation of the Ed-Fi Data Standard and technology suite. Ed-Fi will support data integration and data sharing between school administrative unit (SAU) data systems and state and third-party applications using industry standard protocols. Maine will be using Ed-Fi to collect data on its 180,000 students for state and federal reporting mandated by Maine DOE.
The process of implementing Ed-Fi in any state involves mapping data system fields to state reporting codes to ensure accurate data integration. As the provider of Maine’s state-level student information and reporting system (SSIRS), Synergy Education Platform, Edupoint is uniquely qualified to perform this function. Synergy Education Platform will collect data for state-level reporting and analysis from all of Maine’s SAUs, integrating data from at least seven different student information systems (SIS). The combined Synergy and Ed-Fi solutions will enable the varied SIS solutions to share a common language, making data collection for Maine DOE more efficient and economical and data reporting more accurate. Once Synergy data is correctly mapped to state reporting codes, integration with the Ed-Fi Data Standard will enable Maine DOE to extract and validate data from the SSIRS in real time as it is entered at the school level, accept it into the state Operational Data Store (ODS), and communicate it through dashboards, reports, and other applications.
“We are pleased to partner with Maine Department of Education to bring Ed-Fi online at the state level,” says Tom McGrew, Chief Technology Officer for Edupoint. “Maine’s selection of Edupoint as its Ed-Fi implementation partner, along with its recent selection of our Synergy solution as its state-level SSIRS, has cemented our relationship with Maine DOE, and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”
Edupoint has previously implemented components of Ed-Fi in Arizona and Tennessee, as well as locally in Portland Public Schools (Oregon).