Enabling Integrated Digital Curriculum and Data for Personalized Learning


IMS Interoperability Standards are the Foundation for the Next Generation Digital Learning Infrastructure


IMS, under leadership of our K-12 Institutional Executive Board and member districts, has been helping districts implement IMS Interoperability standards that yield the following benefits:

  • Personalized learning as the “new normal”: Enable personalized assignment by the teacher or adaptive release to students of appropriate curriculum resources based on need
  • Standards and competency focused curriculum: Organize instructional and professional development resources according to learning standards or objectives
  • Actionable data across diverse tools from multiple suppliers: Provide ongoing and rapid assessment data to teachers, students and parents, indicating areas needing improvement
  • Easily utilize remediation resources from multiple suppliers: Enable rapid linking of areas needing improvement to professional development resources and additional curriculum resources
  • Seamless connectivity between teaching and learning platforms and publisher/application provider systems: Significantly reduce the time and money it takes to integrate third party systems into the district eco-system

The IMS standards are a critical component of Houston ISD’s digital transformation. Not only do IMS Global standards create a more effective teaching and learning environment, they also provide effective and economic solutions. Historically, HISD has built customized rostering integrations to suit each learning tool vendor’s individual needs, an extremely expensive, time-consuming and resource-intensive approach. Now that we have adopted IMS Global’s OneRoster standard, we anticipate reducing requirements gathering and development time by 75% - 95% for new rostering integration requests. 

Lenny Schad

Lenny Schad

Chief Technology Information Officer, Houston ISD

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IMS Standards

IMS interoperability standards are the foundation for the next generation digital learning infrastructure.

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The OneRoster® standard enables districts to provision all publisher/application systems with a single format.

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How School Districts are Leveraging IMS Standards

Large and small school districts are adopting IMS Interoperability Standards

Houston ISD makes the case for the importance of IMS Interoperability Standards:

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Pickens County - Using IMS Interoperability Standards to enable rich learning experiences:

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