In a major advancement for the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF)--a set of standards for transferring student data seamlessly and automatically from one software program to another, regardless of platform or manufacturer--the Wyoming Department of Education is moving forward with the first fully statewide implementation of SIF-compliant technology.

When completed, the new system--called the Wyoming Integrated Statewide Education Data System (WISE)--will give decision-makers from the classroom to the state capitol access to timelier and more accurate student information, organizers say.

Any time a student changes schools or moves to a new district within the state, officials explain, that student's entire history of academic


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