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As a stakeholder in the education industry, we know that implementing the appropriate technology infrastructure is critical to the future success of today's schools and districts. With educators, legislators, and parents pressing for educational excellence through No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and other initiatives, the growing "accountability" movement seeks to improve learning through the effective use of school data. Increasingly, this data is spread across multiple applications and databases.

A student information system (SIS) is the backbone of a school or district's infrastructure. It's vital that educators and administrators find a solution that will connect disparate systems, grow alongside a district's needs and adapt to the ever-evolving technology landscape. At Pearson our solution to this interconnectivity is the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF).

Pearson has adopted SIF for its award-winning student information systems, PowerSchool and PowerSchool SMS. SIF is an industry-supported open standard that allows schools to choose their own best-of-breed applications for managing a wide variety of data.

Fully SIF compliant, Pearson's SIS products are uniquely positioned to work together seamlessly with other critical applications so that educators and administrators can focus on building next-generation schools

Not only will SIF protect the longevity of technology investments, but it will ensure schools and districts remain at the vanguard of technology and education innovation rather than impeded by outdated technologies.

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SIF Agents & SIFWorks Enterprise ZIS

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For more information about SIF and the SIFWorks Enterprise ZIS, please visit www.edustructures.com.

"PowerSchool is a favorite among all stakeholders in the district, but particularly among parents and teachers. The parent portal has transformed the collaborative process among parents and teachers and enabling them to focus on the crux of the student information system - student performance and achievement."

- Catherine Hamilton
Database Specialist,
Natomas Unified School District

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