IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Release of OneRoster v1.1
Upgrade to Popular Standard Offers School Systems and Districts New Services for Formative and Summative Scores and Course Materials
LAKE MARY, Florida, 27 April 2017 — IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS Global), the world leader in edtech interoperability and innovation, announced today the availability of OneRoster® v1.1, an upgrade that allows school districts and educators to more easily collect assessment results across digital curriculum products, associate students with digital course materials, and synchronize gradebooks across district systems. The upgrade is immediately available for implementation and certification testing.
The IMS Global OneRoster and Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®) standards have revolutionized workflow in the digital classroom. IMS Global developed OneRoster to alleviate the costly and time-consuming manual effort involved in updating student records and exchanging roster information. Extending the function of OneRoster v1.0, which automates rostering across multiple curriculum products, the latest OneRoster v1.1 standard adds services that transmit assessment results to the student information system and creates associations with digital course materials from a class or a course.
Education technology vendors and publishers that have achieved early conformance certification for OneRoster v1.1 include ClassLink, Classworks, McGraw-Hill Education, NetRef, Pearson Education, and Studies Weekly.
IMS Global conformance certification ensures the performance and validity of the OneRoster specification for districts planning to adopt it. “OneRoster v1.1 is a major breakthrough for those school districts and product developers that have found it challenging to get ‘data back’ from curriculum products and synchronize that data with the learning platform or student system,” said Dr. Rob Abel, chief executive officer, IMS Global Learning Consortium. “While the sophistication of the data will surely improve over time, OneRoster v1.1 will address many of the current challenges that frustrate faculty and IT.”
To further the adoption of OneRoster, IMS Global established a product steering committee, coordinated by IMS Global vice president of product management, Mark Leuba, which serves in an advisory role to inform and support the technical work by the IMS Global community. IMS Global Contributing Member organizations that form the OneRoster Product Steering Committee include ClassLink, Infinite Campus, Itslearning, Kimono, McGraw-Hill Education, Microsoft, Pearson Education, Performance Matters, Schoology, and Unicon.
To download the OneRoster v1.1 specification and related documents, go to imsglobal.org/activity/onerosterlis.
Statements on OneRoster from Leading EdTech Organizations
IMS Global is a nonprofit organization that advances technology to affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. IMS Global members are leading suppliers, institutions and government organizations that are enabling the future of education by collaborating on interoperability and adoption initiatives. IMS Global sponsors the Learning Impact Leadership Institute, a global program focused on recognizing the impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability, and quality while developing the people and ideas to help shape the future of educational technology.