InteroperabilityIn a digital age, systems must access, exchange, and consume data quickly. To make these actions seamless between systems, interoperability of information must work securely, be controlled, and process fluidly between systems. The amount of data collected on educational topics is tremendous. Interoperability provides educators the tools they need by allowing multiple systems to communicate to each other.
Often school systems have multiple systems that educators must access on a regular basis. Many of these systems include standards. In order to consume the standards in a digital format in each system, someone must enter these standards into that system. Typically, from a document. This process is replicated over and over for multiple systems and multiple school systems. Georgia has adopted a standards exchange format called CASE from IMS Global. CASE stands for Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange.
CASE is a format that allows systems to ingest digital standards into learning management systems, assessment tools, curriculum management tools, or credentialing systems without difficulty. By providing the standards in this format, school systems only need to be able to consume the format rather than retype 1000's of standards into the system. “CASE
is the IMS standard that enables the consistent format and exchange of information about learning and education competencies, skills or academic standards in an open, machine-readable format." (IMS Global).
Georgia is leading the way to creating a unique interactive standards platform. This platform allows for the exchange of standards between systems using the CASE format as well as human interaction with the standards in the platform SuitCASE
- System Unifying Instructional Tools using the CASE format. This platform is the foundation to engaging instructional tools.
The goal of SuitCASE is to help subject matter experts to easily create and publish competency frameworks in both human and machine-readable formats. SuitCASE is the easiest way to support curriculum and assessment developers to create and align content to learning goals and competencies to define the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for any career.