SchoolCity Assessment achieves IMS Certification
By becoming IMS Global certified, Illuminate continues to demonstrate a sincere commitment to interoperability standards," said Jason Naile, director of instructional technology and media at Forsyth County Schools in Georgia.
To fulfill its promise to provide collaborative solutions to educators, Illuminate Education, the leading K-12 Education Intelligence Platform (EIP), announces that its suite of SchoolCity personalized learning solutions is IMS Global Standards certified. Through this certification, Illuminate Education is meeting its pledge to open standards in light of the critical needs of schools and districts to standardize the usability of digital teaching and learning tools across the curriculum.
"By becoming IMS Global certified, Illuminate continues to demonstrate a sincere commitment to interoperability standards," said Jason Naile, director of instructional technology and media at Forsyth County Schools in Georgia. "Working with partners who commit to IMS Global specifications lessens the burden on school districts and educators, reduces costs and implementation times, minimizes risk when procuring new products, and thus provides great value at the classroom level."
SchoolCity's OpenSalt v1, Popcorn v0.1, and Suites v4.1, 5.0 and 6+ have all earned IMS certification status. These products assist educators with content creation, assessment, student achievement and more.
Illuminate Education's SchoolCity products have earned IMS conformance certification to the latest versions of the following IMS Global standards:
● Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange® (CASE) A framework for digitally transmitting learning standards, competencies, rubrics and the relationships among sets of learning standards.
● OneRoster® Allows for the secure use of roster info by teaching and learning systems.
● Question and Test Interoperability® (QTI) Enables the exchange of item and test content and results data between authoring tools, item banks, test construction tools, learning platforms, assessment delivery systems and scoring/analytics engines.
● Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI) Establishes a standard and secure way of integrating rich learning applications with platforms like learning management systems, portals or other educational environments.
"Illuminate's support for IMS standards is helping to build the most advanced ecosystem of innovative plug-and-play, data-rich educational technology products available and based on open standards," said Mark Leuba, vice president of product management, IMS Global Learning Consortium.
Illuminate Education acquired SchoolCity in July 2018, and has since incorporated the company into its roster of learning solutions. This certification contributes to the mission of providing educators everywhere with an efficient, streamlined teaching and learning experience.
"The IMS Global Learning Consortium is critical to the interoperability needs of all educational institutions, and Illuminate supports their mission to the fullest," said Christine Willig, CEO of Illuminate Education. "Achieving this certification demonstrates the commitment that we have to providing best-in-class products to educators everywhere and our role within the larger education ecosystem."
About Illuminate Education
Illuminate Education is the leading provider of integrated K-12 technology systems dedicated to promoting student success. Our innovative tools bridge the gap between instruction, assessment, and data analytics, transforming the potential of teaching and learning. With easy-to-use and customizable features, teachers can track student progress in real time, while schools and districts can gain valuable insights through intuitive reports. Illuminate supports nearly 12 million students and 2000 districts nationwide.