What is OneRoster?

What is OneRoster?

OneRoster® is an industry standard format for the exchange of Student Information System (SIS) data with other systems. Developed by 1EdTech (formerly IMS Global), OneRoster gives schools and vendors a way to securely and reliably exchange roster information. It enables the sharing of class rosters, course materials, and grades between a school’s SIS and edtech applications. For vendors that have completed the OneRoster Compatibility Check, it guarantees ecosystem interoperability and identifies product matches amongst certified digital resources on a user-friendly dashboard.


Benefits of OneRoster

OneRoster is not only secure and reliable for schools and edtech vendors, but it saves time, too. OneRoster uses industry standard APIs like OAuth, which allows applications to obtain roster data quickly and easily. OneRoster is continuously improved with upgrades to make it more secure and more efficient for schools and edtech vendors to use. For vendors using School Passport along with OneRoster, it eliminates the traditional rostering challenges currently putting data privacy at risk.


Why OneRoster?

The OneRoster Compatibility Check is an integration testing and issue resolution service that guarantees ecosystem interoperability.

Features available today in the OneRoster Compatibility Check include:

  • Characterization
  • Verification
  • Comparisons

Because OneRoster uses the 1EdTech Security Framework, schools and vendors can be certain of the security and interoperability of the data management journey.


School Passport and OneRoster

For most edtech companies, one of the biggest challenges they face is accessing SIS data from their client schools. GG4L’s School Passport provides edtech vendors with immediate access to over 40 SIS companies. It is a true game changer for vendors who are trying reach more schools regardless of the SIS they choose to use. Vendor members can quickly and easily send data access requests to schools and districts that are currently using GG4L for roster data integration. The vendor must simply search for the school client in the global search window after logging in.

School Passport is GG4L’s data exchange platform that exchanges any data with any EdTech application, is easy to implement for schools and vendors, and eliminates the need to share school PII.  Learn more today.



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School Passport is a data exchange platform that exchanges any data with any EdTech product, eliminates the need to share student PII and is easy to implement for schools and vendors.


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