Major Initiatives Roadmap

Updated August 2022

Roadmap Update and Plans

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Guiding institutions and edtech suppliers toward secure data use, collection, and sharing.

Standard / Workstream

Program Manager

Update and Key Events

Plans Next 6-12 Months

App Vetting and Data Privacy

Kevin Lewis In its second year, the 1EdTech Data Privacy program has concentrated on scaling and streamlining the app vetting review process to address an impressively high demand of vetting requests from our members. By using the TrustEd Apps dashboard, members can request applications' reviews in a timely manner. The 1EdTech team also provides districts with training in the data privacy vetting process based on the 24-point rubric, earning data privacy certification as a district. The 1EdTech team is preparing a formal professional development module for Data Privacy for individuals to progress toward TrustEd Apps certification and for schools to earn the TrustEd Apps seal. To keep up with the pace of vetting requests, the 1EdTech team is continuing to streamline and refine our process, including improvements in how product suppliers respond to vetting requests for multiple products covered under one data privacy policy.  


Leverage the power of an open ecosystem to allow for quick and easy customization of your edtech environment, minimize repetitive integrations, lower barriers to entry, and focus your investment on educational innovation to improve outcomes.

Standard / Workstream

Program Manager

Update and Key Events

Plans Next 6-12 Months

Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®) and LTI Advantage

Joshua McGhee The LTI project group made substantial strides in developing a solution to the cookie problem introduced by browser changes. That solution is nearing publication. In addition, the group continued to work on additional services that solve for use cases being brought forward by the LTI community designed to make LTI and its services even better, such as Tool Dynamic Registration, Course Groups, Submission Review, Activity Item, Course Navigation, Caliper Connector, and the Proctoring integration service. In addition to supporting the continued migration from older versions of LTI, the main focus of new LTI work for the next year will be two-fold, moving priority services the members have worked on in the past year to the Final Release stage as well as developing patterns for “Tool Side” services and working on an extension to Assignment and Grade Services that mimics the basic outcomes model from previous versions of LTI. 

Sustainable Strategies for Embedding LTI Tools

Joshua McGhee The LTI project group recently formed a separate Cookies/iFrame task force to define best practices for using or avoiding using cookies across browsers in the current implementation.  This task force has concluded its work to develop a framework for browser client-side post messages and a specific solution for the browser cookie problem.  Further consideration has now been rolled back into the main LTI work stream.

LTI Resource Search

Susan Haught LTI Resource Search defines search parameters for a learning catalog or repository, including search by CASE-based learning standards, and delivers resources with full metadata via LTI or URL. Version 1.0 is publicly available for adoption by LMS providers, learning object repositories, or other content providers. Guided by the Digital Curriculum Product Steering Committee (PSC), presentations at Learning Impact 2022 promoted a renewed interest in LTI Resource Search.  Institutions must ask their supplier partners to adopt and support LTI Research Search to promote further interest. Once implemented, the capability will be available widely to the whole community. The 1EdTech Digital Curriculum PSC will review current use cases based on recent implementations to ensure the highest alignment to market need and continue to work to drive adoption.


Deploy a wider set of best-in-class digital resources for more engaging learning experiences.

Standard / Workstream

Program Manager

Update and Key Events

Plans Next 6-12 Months

Competencies and Academic Standards Exchange® (CASE®)

Susan Haught

Beatriz Arnillas

Based on members’ field experience and feedback with CASE 1.0, a CASE 1.1 Charter has been finalized and sent to the Technical Advisory Board (TAB) for consideration. CASE 1.1 calls for clarification of best practices, extensions, revision of the API specification, and data model.  Following expected member contributions, CASE 1.1 should become Candidate Final approximately within six months. The workgroup will define best practices in the next six months. In the next 12-18 months, the group will work on extensions, revise the API specification and define the data model.

CASE Network

Susan Haught

Beatriz Arnillas

Preparing for a strategic development plan, 1EdTech staff have interviewed institutional and supplier members to identify CASE Network expectations and needs. Interest in the CASE Network increased following a series of presentations ("What is CASE and Why is it Valuable?") We are experiencing an expansion of its use/purpose to include lifelong learning competencies’ records by two states.  Based on the CASE and CASE Network interviews, we identified members’ interest in CASE Network. We are in the process of drafting a "current state" and proposing phased improvements to the CASE Network technology and processes. The proposal will include a CASE Network Sustainability Model that provides member benefits for participation. 

CASE Pathways Taskforce

Susan Haught The CASE Pathways Task Force's work is underway, and the group consists of institutional and supplier members. The Task Force is gathering user stories and defining flexible pathways frameworks. The CASE Pathway use cases may include academic, professional, and workforce competencies that may lead to multiple provider types, including credentialing.

The CASE Pathways Taskforce will define flexible pathway frameworks, which can be used for multiple provider types. The resulting work will seek to be highly compatible with other organizations’ approaches, such as the Credential Engine, while limiting complexity.

Common Cartridge® and Thin Common Cartridge

Susan Haught The Common Cartridge (CC)/Thin Common Cartridge (TCC) version 1.4 validator work is complete and going through quality assurance (QA) which will allow early implementations and certifications this fall. The Digital Curriculum Product Steering Committee (PSC) has been featuring institution and supplier collaborations presentations showcasing use cases involving CC and/or TCC as one of the standards implemented. This fosters more interest and conversations around CC, TCC, and CASE. 

The Common Cartridge project workgroup is planning to focus on getting Learning Platforms to implement Common Cartridge/Thin Common Cartridge 1.4, which includes advancements with the creation of a K12 Profile that promotes the use of metadata and curriculum standards alignment in cartridges, improved support for accessibility metadata, and support and clarifications for other 1EdTech standards; CASE, LTI, and OpenVideo.

The CC workgroup is looking to recruit more institutions and suppliers to have a voice in content interoperability. 


Joshua McGhee

The OpenVideo Metadata Standard defines a format for creating rich media content described in a standardized way such that management solutions that support the standard can exchange the media and that search processes can be more precise and responsive.

Open Video’s technical solution is complete and needs additional implementers to certify.   

Having additional implementers will trigger the completion of certification tooling supporting standards documents, completion of the certification suite, and publishing of the Certification Guide and market availability.

Identity/UniqueID Task Force

Joshua McGhee

1EdTech recently called for participation in a task force to address how we can enable consistent sharing of a person’s identity between systems in a standards-empowered ecosystem. The task force intends to investigate solutions to ecosystem-wide concerns of both suppliers and institutions to find a secure, scalable mechanism for sharing a resolvable person identity throughout the digital learning environment.

The group will consider options including updates to current specifications and mechanisms such as certification requirements on various 1EdTech standards to require passing along the appropriate identification when applicable.

The task force will kick off in September and meet in person at the November member meeting to begin the work of defining a charter of work. That charter may then springboard into a project working group, put use cases into the development streams of other 1EdTech specifications, or both.


Provide a standard format of assessment content, data, and exchange of information between authoring and delivery systems in your digital ecosystem to ensure an equitable and accessible user experience for all learners.

Standard / Workstream

Program Manager

Update and Key Events

Plans Next 6-12 Months

Question and Test Interoperability® (QTI®)

Susan Haught

The final release of QTI 3.0 is a major milestone for assessment. The QTI Workgroup and Assessment Activity Task Force have worked on the newly Released Public Final of QTI 3, associated documentation, and the new LTI Assessment Activity Best Practices document.

With the release of the new validators and availability of the local instance Docker deployment, validation has become much faster, more user-friendly, and can be personalized. SmarterBalanced (SBAC) has created its own profile and uses it in beta form. 

The next steps of progress for Assessment will include a certification program for Item Banks, Portable Customized Interactions (PCIs), and Results Reporting.

Further plans include:

  • Continued collaboration between the Assessment Activity Task Force and LTI Workgroup working towards formative assessment solutions
  • Release of PCI 1.0 Public Final specification
  • Release of QTI 3 Results and Usage Data Best Practices and Implementation Guides
  • Release of a survey to suppliers and end-users for feature use for updated market relevance related to certification 
  • Add Item Banking certification program
  • Additional major publisher certifications

Computer Adaptive Testing

Susan Haught Computer Adaptive Testing integrates assessment systems with adaptive testing engines allowing students to experience an adaptive, personalized exam. The 1EdTech CAT v1.0 specification is in the Public Candidate Final stage and is currently scheduled to be Released in Public Final 2023. Following the 1EdTech policies and procedures to release the specification, the QTI Workgroup will continue its work toward CAT v1.0 Public Final Release.

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Susan Haught The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is building open source systems to export QTI 3.0 as an output format benefitting states and suppliers looking for QTI as the default interoperable exchange format. The consortium uses the beta version of 1EdTech’s new validator’s local instance via the new Docker deployment. Validation has become faster (4-seconds), more user-friendly, and can be personalized. SBAC has been innovative and created its own profile. 

SmarterBalanced and 1EdTech have been collaborating to work through any issues that have occurred with the SmarterBalanced local instance of the beta version of the validator. The response toward the local validator has been very positive.


Susan Haught AccessForAll (AfA 3.0) is in the Candidate Final stage. The QTI Workgroup and Assessment Activity Task Force have suggested some additional vocabulary for some of the existing supports, which will be added. Following the updates, we expect AccessForAll 3.0 to be Released as Public Final in the first half of 2023. 


Give teachers and students the ability to assess learning progress and fill gaps while enabling data analytics to reveal systemic improvement opportunities.

Standard / Workstream

Program Manager

Update and Key Events

Plans Next 6-12 Months


Joshua McGhee

The next major release of the OneRoster standard is here! OneRoster 1.2 has begun the 1EdTech process to move to Final Release. The process is expected to be completed by mid-September. 

OneRoster 1.2 brings with it major improvements in all 3 services. For Rostering, we’ve added support for users with multiple roles and improved identity & demographics management. For Gradebook, support for non-class-related hierarchical assessments and the ability to align with learning objectives and standards were added. The Resource service now allows the allocation of resources directly to users.

Efforts to support high-impact market use cases continue after OneRoster 1.2. The project group intends to define support for community-identified needs by codifying and releasing additional extension services as official OneRoster 1.2 extensions. These extensions cover use cases such as non-class group allocation, program participation, and support for additional biodemographic needs.

Additionally, the OneRoster community will work to promote the implementation of the 1.2 standard and provide support to suppliers and institutions alike through community programs such as bootcamps/hackathons at our in-person quarterly meetings and virtual roundtable meetings.  


Joshua McGhee

The Candidate Final release of the Edu-API minimum viable product (MVP) is currently being voted on by the Edu-API project group. The MVP covers the core rostering and enrollment use cases needed to marshal foundational data from the SIS to downstream systems. It also includes the ability to model the myriad educational programs in the HED and professional sphere. 

The past year has improved the model and services for the MVP and aligned them with the 1EdTech Common Data Model (CDM) and new specification development processes. The time has also been used to ensure that the standard complies with the 1EdTech privacy and security frameworks.

The Edu-API project group is in the final phases of refining the information model and services that will make up Edu-API 1.0.  Work continues in parallel streams to develop support for multiple integration patterns, including work done on a Pub/Sub architecture to complement the REST-based approach and give Edu-API broader market coverage.

After completing Edu-API 1.0 and early certified implementations, the working group will immediately roll into 1.1 development focused on expanding the entities and resources covered, including Results.

Caliper Analytics®

Joshua McGhee The Caliper 1.2 standard remained stable this year, with the focus shifting to engagement with field implementations and projects, where 1EdTech staff advises on using Caliper in analytics strategies. Among those are the NSF Funded ALOE institute doing research on the use of AI agent apps in course work, the CISCO foundation-funded Equity with Excellence project interested in provisioning and tracking of OER for underprivileged students, and the CCLASS grant team doing research on the use of both physical and electronic library resources and their impact on student success. The Caliper member community has put forth three primary focuses for the upcoming 12-18 months: 
  • Strategic planning for an xAPI/Caliper connection—what would it look like and how would it be implemented
  • Business documentation to supplement the technical specifications and documentation already available
  • Creation and publication of 'recipes' that show specific metrics or models using Caliper documentation, for example, what Caliper events do you need to measure the “Doer Effect” or “Giving Up?"

Student Learning Data Model

Joshua McGhee The Student Learning Data Model (SLDM) is a visualized, easy-to-digest view of core 1EdTech ecosystem data elements and supports crosswalks to non-1EdTedch vocabularies like CEDS. Enhancements have been made in the underlying architecture and frameworks that support the SLDM. These improvements will allow the views and lenses that the SLDM present to continue to be expanded as members request.

Slated for the next year are crosswalks between some of the existing 1EdTech standards, including crosswalks between LIS/OneRoster and the new Edu-API standard for HED.  

Also, completing the catalog of specifications visible via the SLDM lens on the 1EdTech data model services.



Making lifelong achievements more accessible, personalized, and equitable from the start for every learner.

Standard / Workstream

Program Manager

Update and Key Events

Plans Next 6-12 Months

Comprehensive Learner Record Standard™

  The Comprehensive Learner Record Standard, like its related credential Open Badges, has been updated to be a native W3C Verifiable Credential (VC). This significant milestone has happened over the last year due to significant member commitment. The format for VC positions the 1EdTech CLR 2.0 for inclusion in digital wallet platforms already in development (see Open Badges below). In prior versions, Open Badges and CLR were closely aligned but with the new version, they share a single, common achievement definition. This eliminates friction in the up-migration from digital badges to Learning and Employment Records using the 1EdTech standards.  Organizations that want to offer interoperable, stackable microcredentials can use the CLR/OB shared schema and share the verifiable digital credentials with their learners and workers. Adoption, certifications, and implementation support are priorities for the CLR 2.0 Standard and Open Badges 3.0. Digital Wallet implementations involving Learning and Employment Records (LER) based on CLR and OB will be emerging. 1EdTech will work with its members and other organizations like the HR Open Standards organization to ensure 1EdTech standards are incorporated where use cases apply.

Open Badges

  Open Badges are the worldwide standard for microcredentials and digital badges. Twenty-six products are certified as issuers, hosts, or displayer platforms for OB 2.0. Badge Connect (OB 2.1), the API standard, has been voted by the project group to the Candidate Final stage and is undergoing certifications to become Final. In the past twelve months, the project group has focused on a new standard version, Open Badges 3.0, designed to be a native W3C Verifiable Credential (VC). The format for VC is important as digital wallets become more broadly used for subjects like health records, government licenses, and achievement-based credentials based on 1EdTech schemas. The second major feature of OB 3.0 is the alignment of OB and CLR metadata to form a common definition of achievement credentials shared by OB and CLR.  Aligning the Open Badges and CLR Standards to the W3C Verifiable Credential format clears the way for widespread implementation of these learner-worker digital credentials in their digital wallets, substantially increasing the potential for skills-based hiring based on Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) automation rooted in the open standards. The Wellspring initiative will continue to be an important vehicle for demonstration and reference implementations. This upcoming year will include updating the current demo systems to the new specification levels.