In this section, we are going to focus on the Ed-Fi API. While the Ed-Fi Platform is comprised of the operational data store and the API, it is the API that your vendors will be interfacing with. The API is extensive, but each type of vendor will only be concerned with a subset of the API. For example, a teacher prep program vendor is likely to be focused on different parts of the Ed-Fi API than a student information system.

In this section we are going to cover:

  • How the Ed-FI API is structured with respect to resources, endpoints, and elements
  • The Ed-Fi SIS Certification and how that relates to the API
  • Rules around how data must be sent to the API