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#1 Global Educational Blueprint
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#1 Global Educational Blueprint


Some in the educational marketplace attempt to dismiss SIF utilization in the attempts to promote their own work but the fact is: since 1997, the SIF Specification is the #1 used technical blueprint for interoperability – and still is BY FAR!

In 2016, and again in 2019, the Community developed a brief usage survey which was sent to marketplace software integrators who must support all technical standards when serving their LEA/SEA customers.  Even with a short timeframe (2 weeks) and low response rate (7 survey responses) the impact numbers depict the continued usage and growth of SIF usage.  Care was taken to not “double count” applications in use in districts. This means that confirmed numbers are substantiated and expected to be well under actual values. 

Survey Summary results:

  • SIF-Enabled applications are in place and operating in every US state: This represents over 55 million students/3.9 million teachers
  • There are at least 11 statewide implementations utilizing SIF interoperability: This represents over 11 million students in 6,000 school districts with 810,000 teachers
  • Non-statewide implementations utilizing SIF interoperability: This represents over 2.5 million students in 1,000 school districts. 

To find out more about our previous SIF Usage Survey (2016), please review the white papervideo tutorial and slide deck.


Find out more about the SIF Implementation Specifications >>


  • SIF Association (dba Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community)

  • PO Box 1024, New Albany, Ohio 43054-1024

  • Phone: +1.202.621.0547