Computer Resources LLC, developer of the MMS Student Information Platform for K-12 schools, has been awarded Massachusetts certification for the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) version 2.7. MMS is one of the first software platforms to achieve this standard of efficiency. School districts in Massachusetts may select Computer Resources as their student information system (SIS) software provider with the assurance that they meet the standards set by the Schools Interoperability Framework Association (SIFA).
“The MMS organization’s exemplary commitment to the Commonwealth’s SIF initiative is only surpassed by their superior product delivery and support for one of Massachusetts’ top rated SIS,” Commonwealth SIF Program Manager and Chief Architect Executive Office of Education, William A. Holscher said.
Massachusetts public schools rely on the submission of cleanly formatted data to ensure accurate funding for their budgets. SIF is one piece of a complex system that helps determine that the appropriate projects and their associated resources are funded so students can thrive. Accurate student data has been shown to improve educational outcomes. One example of SIF in action can be seen when innovative dashboarding functionality triggers interventions when necessary. The application of such interventions enable educators to strive to improve a student’s performance by monitoring their attendance, compliance, and grades. In this way, MMS uses SIF to facilitate communication between the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and school districts.
“The department of education has really ambitious plans to build systems to support teaching and learning in Massachusetts. That means there are constantly evolving demands on districts, and their student information system, to provide more and more complex data to the state to support those plans. That can be really demanding. MMS has done a great job keeping that process as smooth as possible, while providing the local data we need to enhance teaching and learning in Beverly,” Superintendent of Beverly Public Schools, Dr. Steven Hiersche said.
About Schools Interoperability Framework:
SIFA is a non-profit organization made up of software publishers like Computer Resources, school districts, state educational organizations, and others committed to improving the process of education in the US. The goal of the SIF initiative is to enable diverse software applications to share data without the need for expensive customized programming within each school district and to deliver accurate information to school and district personnel when and where it is needed.
About Computer Resources:
Computer Resources has been a trusted and leading provider of technology infrastructures for K-12 schools since 1978. They provide a wide range of tools and services to create a healthy and organized school that can stay focused on student and teacher performance. Their modular systems give teachers, parents, administrators and students access to the data and resources necessary to ensure that everyone has what they need to create outstanding educational environments. Learn more about MMS and Computer Resources at www.cri-mms.com