Enabling Integrated Digital Curriculum and Data for Personalized Learning

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

K-12 Playbook

K-12 Playbook

Under the leadership of our K-12 Institutional Leadership Board and member districts, IMS Global 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

Our implementation of IMS Global standards is reducing the work load for our teachers and providing them a more simplified ecosystem for teaching and learning. Our teachers feel the impact of the standards every day. They help teachers focus on their students on not on managing applications.

Rob Stratton

Rob Stratton

Coordinator for Instructional Materials, Media and Instructional Technology, Lee County Public Schools

As reliance on technology as a viable instructional tool increase, teachers must ensure that instructional time isn’t lost. Districts that purchase software tools and platforms that are IMS Global certified connect seamlessly while requiring no additional technical support. The 15,000 students who have been served by Georgia Virtual Schools have experienced the ease of use that a plug and play ecosystem provides.

Keith Osburn, Ed.D.

Keith Osburn, Ed.D.

Associate Superintendent, Georgia Virtual Learning GA DOE

Katy ISD is dedicated to providing easy access to all digital resources which supports Katy ISD’s mission to deliver unparalleled learning experiences to each student. Providing digital content and real-time data for the development of each learner will continue to be on the forefront as our systems grow with the advances in technology.

Darlene Rankin

Darlene Rankin

Instructional Technology Director, Katy Independent School District

K-12 Playbook:
Resources to Help Districts Transition to a Fully Integrated Digital Ecosystem

The K-12 Playbook is an easy-to-use reference and resource center for K-12 administration, digital curriculum teams, and IT leaders who are working towards a fully integrated digital ecosystem to enable student-centered learning. Created by IMS Global K-12 members, these resources are designed to help districts of all sizes shorten the learning curve around the adoption of IMS interoperability standards to create a plug and play integrated teaching and learning ecosystem.





K-12 Webinar Series

In partnership with CoSN and the Learning Counsel, IMS Global is proud to host an ongoing webinar series to share how districts are evolving toward student-centered learning based on open, plug-and-play technologies and integrated curriculum architecture.




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Getting Started

Case studies, articles, videos and much more to help districts of all sizes begin to transition to a fully integrated digital teaching and learning ecosystem.


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Leadership & Collaboration

Collaboration among IMS Global members is the catalyst to accelerating adoption of a plug and play digital learning ecosystem. Learn more about how districts are leading the revolution and how to join the collaboration to help create the future of education




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Procurement Resources

Ensuring that your educational technology tools are IMS Certified is the best way to establish a plug and play ecosystem. IMS Global has developed RFP language and checklists that districts can use when procuring digital platforms, apps and tools.



Call to Action


A Call to Action for K-12 District Leaders

Districts of all sizes can begin to put in place an open integrated digital curriculum solution that will help lower costs and maximize the efficiency of student-centered digital learning environments.

Join the growing list of school districts committing to create a trusted plug-and-play edtech ecosystem by expecting their technology suppliers to adopt IMS Global standards and obtain IMS Global conformance certification to support student-centered learning.

Learn more about the K-12 District Leaders Call to Action


See How IMS Standards Advance Personalized Learning

Learn About IMS Global Learning Consortium Standards for K-12


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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OneRoster Program Sponsors

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