Overview: The Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) develops and promotes the SIF Implementation Specification, a set of rules and definitions to enable software programs from different companies to share school and learning information. The specification: defines standard formats for shared data (e.g., student demographics information); defines standard naming conventions for this shared data; and defines the rules of interaction among software application. Implementing products that conform to the SIF Implementation Specification enables data sharing without additional programming by the local school or district and without requiring each vendor to learn and support other vendor's applications.
Specifications: Available at: https://www.sifassociation.org/Specification/Pages/default.aspx
IPR Policy: See Section C, available at: See Schedule C of Membership Application, available at: https://www.sifassociation.org/Membership/Documents/SIF%20Association%20Membership%20Agreement%202009%20End%20User%20final.pdf
Current Status: Active
Last Updated: November 15, 2013