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Enabling Integrated Digital Curriculum and Data for Personalized Learning

IMS Interoperability Standards are the Foundation for the Next Generation Digital Learning Infrastructure that Enables Continuous Instructional Innovation and Improvement


What Districts Need to Know About IMS Interoperability Standards

More digital learning resources mean teachers and IT need ways to encourage everything to play nicely together.

by L. Beatriz Arnillas

L. Beatriz Arnillas is the director of IT - education technology for the Houston Independent School District.

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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

Gwinnett has been able to accelerate our digital conversion efforts faster than would have otherwise been possible as a direct result of our collaboration with IMS Global and its members.

Tricia Kennedy

Tricia Kennedy

Executive Director of eCLASS Transformation, Gwinnett County Public Schools

See How IMS Standards Advance Personalized Learning

Learn About IMS Standards for K-12 and OneRoster


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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Hear How 3 Districts are Leading Digital Transformation

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