Education Analytics Expands Product Offerings to Bring Connected Data to More Districts and States

Education Analytics receives the Ed-Fi Alliance’s API Consumer Badge for a new Ed-Fi data warehouse product

July 18, 2022 – MADISON, Wisconsin – Education Analytics, a mission-driven non-profit that uses data and analytics to improve outcomes for students and the education system, announced today that they have earned another badge from the Ed-Fi Alliance for a new data warehouse product, Stadium. Stadium is a hosted implementation of EA’s Ed-Fi data warehouse product, Enable Data Union (EDU), which enables education agencies to leverage interoperable data for analytical uses. EDU is currently in a closed preview, but it will be free and open to use for education agencies. This product has earned the Ed-Fi Alliance’s API Consumer Badge, which signifies that Education Analytics is a verified partner for reading educational data out of the Ed-Fi API and integrating those data into the Stadium product.

In addition to the Ed-Fi Managed ODS/API Platform Badge for its StartingBlocks product, earning the API Consumer Badge for Stadium demonstrates the dedicated commitment that Education Analytics has made to contributing to the products and services available to the Ed-Fi community. The EA Stadium product is designed to support local and state education agencies of all sizes in securely organizing and storing data from multiple sources in one place. In turn, Stadium will enable these agencies to not only use those organized data for their internal operational purposes, but also leverage them for research and analysis that can help them meet their policy needs. By removing the siloes that have separated educational data, Stadium brings together disparate data for unified insights.

Education Analytics is currently implementing, developing, and testing this product with education agencies across the country. For example, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Education, Education Analytics is deploying a data warehouse at the state level and developing the infrastructure to deploy it for all districts in the state. Stadium has also been implemented or piloted with districts such as Boston Public Schools (MA) and Denver Public Schools (CO).

“Working with Education Analytics to implement an Ed-Fi data warehouse has quickly increased our team’s ability to work with data from Ed-Fi,” said Monica Hogan, Senior Executive Director of Data and Accountability at Boston Public Schools. “Their Stadium product has enabled us to better leverage the data in our Ed-Fi ODS and turn those data into actionable insights that will serve the students in Boston.”

The Ed-Fi Badging program provides ed-tech providers that have integrated support for Ed-Fi standards and technology into their products to demonstrate that support in a clear, community defined manner in support of education agencies needing interoperable solutions. The API Consumer Badge validates a product’s ability to provide significant value to its end users by integrating data from the Ed-Fi API into the product offering.

“Education Analytics continues to innovate and serve education agencies, meeting them where they are in their pressing challenges, and providing them with powerful and actionable data tools to address those challenges,” said Sean Casey, Manager Strategic Partnerships, Ed-Fi Alliance. “Stadium’s native capabilities to source interoperable data from an agency’s ODS/API and put that data to work in the analysis, understanding, and support of learner success is another giant step in that direction.”

About Education Analytics

Since its founding as a non-profit in 2013, Education Analytics has partnered with more than 300 districts and more than 25 states to conduct research and develop rigorous analytics that support actionable solutions and drive continuous improvement in American education. Education Analytics works with the largest education systems in the country, small districts brought together by regional offices of education and collaboratives, state departments of education, leading research institutions and universities, charter management organizations, and fellow non-profit organizations.

About The Ed-Fi Alliance

The Ed-Fi Alliance is a nationwide community of leading educators, technologists, and data advocates connecting student data systems in order to transform education. A not-for-profit organization founded in 2012, by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Ed-Fi aims to boost student achievement by empowering educators with real-time, comprehensive insight into every student.

Ed-Fi technologies streamline data management in school districts and states across the country. By allowing schools to integrate data previously siloed within disconnected tools and software—and organizing it through a single, secure data standard —Ed-Fi solves one of the country’s most perplexing educational challenges: how to get a complete, accurate view of individual student achievement, so that every student can receive the support they need when they need it most.