The SIF Association is delighted to confirm that the membership has approved the latest release of the SIF Data Model Implementation Specification (North America) 3.1 and that it is now available as the ‘game changer’ for end users and providers in their data solutions development!

This latest release which incorporates, and makes actionable, the entire Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) version 3.0 includes additional content such as Assessment, Composite Objects, and changes to Identity Management functionality. In addition to the data model, there are additional documents – Specification Usage and Data Model Guides – being released to simplify usage from point to point data exchanges to entire enterprise data systems support.

“We are thrilled to release this latest version of the SIF Implementation Specification to the North American Community”, stated Larry Fruth II Ph.D., Executive Director/CEO of the SIF Association. “Once again, the SIF Community is showing their leadership and continued support to the education marketplace, to further develop this open Specification. I look forward to growing the Community and enhancing future Specifications to ensure we maintain our goal of improving the quality and efficiency of learning, teaching and communication by better utilizing data through interoperability using open standards.”

The SIF Data Model Specification (North America) 3.1 is available from the SIF website here:

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About the SIF Association
The SIF Association is a unique, non-profit collaboration composed of over 3,200 schools, districts, local authorities, states, US and International Ministries of Education, software vendors and consultants who collectively define the rules and regulations for educational software data interoperability. The SIF Implementation Specification enables diverse applications to interact and share data efficiently, reliably, and securely regardless of the platform hosting those applications. The SIF Association has united these education technology end users and providers in an unprecedented effort to give teachers more time to do what they do best: teach. For further information, visit

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