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News and Notes

New K-12 Members

Join us in welcoming the newest IMS district and state members!

Columbia County School District (GA) Texas Education Agency Mounds View Public Schools (MN) North Clackamas School District School District of Osceola County Washington County Public Schools (MD)

RESA Members

IMS has established a new level of membership for Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESA) supporting the work, improvement, and effectiveness of local systems and schools. IMS RESA members are:

IU5 Northwest RESA RIC One Michigan Data Hub

Making Standards the First Choice

Get engaged in this important IMS-led program to ensure we are getting consistent and ubiquitous support for all open standards in service of the students, teachers, and institutions that are the heart of our community.

See the background on Standards First.

Over 122 organizations have committed to this initiative so far. Show your leadership today by taking the Standards First pledge!


Upcoming Events & Meetings

K-12 District/State Leadership Retreat

K-12 Institutional Contributing Members Only

10-11 November | Denver, Colorado

Registration is open! See details below.

Digital Credentials Summit 2022


IMS Quarterly Member Meeting

28 February –2 March 2022 | Atlanta, Georgia

Go to the IMS Events page for the full list of upcoming events, meetings, and activities.

Access to information on some events depends on your IMS membership level.

Simplify and Strengthen Your Data Strategy

You won’t find too many educators who don’t know they need detailed data to make the most of their edtech investments, but that doesn’t mean everyone knows just how helpful data can be—or exactly which aspects of district performance data can help boost.

Read the latest Learning Impact blog contributed by IMS Contributing Member CatchOn to find out just how helpful data analytics can be for your district.

BONUS: find out about CatchOn's special offer—exclusively for IMS K-12 member districts—that includes a 60-day trial and waiver on setup fees.

OneRoster 1.2

OneRoster 1.2 is in Candidate Final Public status—meaning it is available for all IMS member organizations to implement. See OneRoster 1.2 Certified Products.

The latest release of the standard expands upon the core functionality of OneRoster with significant enhancements in grade reporting with the Assessment Results Profile for the Gradebook Service. The profile enables the transmission of hierarchical, non-class-related assessment activities.

Talk to your supplier partners about a OneRoster 1.2 integration!

Convert Pandemic Struggles into Student-centered Learning

A new report from the Clayton Christensen Institute outlines three strategies K-12 education leaders can use to ignite a student-centered transformation of learning. Download it here.

Meeting Spotlight

K-12 Leadership Retreat 2021

10-11 November 2021 | Denver, Colorado

Registration is open for IMS Contributing Member Districts and States!

We're planning several collaborative workshops and other activities to accelerate progress on key initiatives like Standards First, Compatibility Check, and TrustEd Apps. Registration by the 18 October deadline is free for each organization's Leadership Board or primary representative and $275 for each additional participant. View the event page for registration, hotel information, and the meeting agenda.

The meeting will be at the Magnolia Hotel Denver. To get our discounted room rate, make your reservation by Monday, 18 October using the reservation link on the event page.