Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange

Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange (CASE)


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The 1EdTech Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange® (CASE®) standard facilitates the exchange of information about learning outcomes, competencies and skills. CASE can also transmit information about rubrics and criteria for performance of tasks. CASE supports association across frameworks so frameworks and items can be related and aligned. By implementing CASE, it is possible to electronically exchange outcomes, skills and competency definitions so applications, tools and algorithms can readily access and act upon this data. Having universal identifiers for learning outcomes, skills and competencies makes it possible for any tool or application to share precise information between systems easily, internally or across the web. This includes learning management systems, assessment tools, curriculum management, credentialing and hiring platforms.   

CASE provides a framework for provisioning and transmitting all of the following:

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Competency Framework Documents - original competencies or academic standards documents
Competency Framework Item Icon Competency Framework Items - statements of what the learner will know and be able to do

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Competency Framework Associations - relationships between entire standard sets or individual standards and courses

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Competency Framework Rubrics - instruments used to delineate performance expectations around a task, product or performance which may or may not be aligned to standards


Breaking Down CASE

CASE is the 1EdTech standard that enables the consistent format and exchange of information about learning and education competencies, skills or academic standards in an open, machine-readable format. Technical documentation and other resources are found on this page.

CASE Network is a single, verifiable, trusted source of learning standards and workforce competencies in digital format. It is supported by a collaboration of leading states, districts, and edtech suppliers working to make the alignment of digital resources and edtech products dramatically faster, easier, and less expensive to support aligned instruction across the digital learning ecosystem. See the CASE Network FAQ for more information.

Multiple 1EdTech-certified products can display and manage CASE-formatted standards. Be sure to check the 1EdTech Product Directory to see the official listing of products that have passed 1EdTech interoperability certification. Using these products will enable your institution to achieve the benefits associated with 1EdTech. 


Public Documents

CASE in Action

Procurement Guidance

Specification Documents 

Student Learning Data Model

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