In education, the “roster” is a fundamental building block of instruction, assessment, and administration. Typically, a roster specifies the teacher and the list of students in a program, class, or section of an organization and they enable teachers to manage and teach students as members of a group. For example, by giving privileges to a roster, then all students listed on the roster may automatically access the materials and assessments assigned to the class.
In educational software programs, instructional and administrative applications require a link between the students in a class/section and the teacher. Ideally, the teacher can then create a class roster once, identify the required software assets that the class may access, and update the software applications with the roster information easily and automatically. The expanding ecosystem of educational services (devices, applications, and websites) that students must access on a daily basis requires a simplified roster exchange solution.
How does xPress Roster compare to other data standards?
xPress Roster is the most comprehensive solution currently available from the marketplace that aligns to the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS).