In order to support the students they serve, school districts are responsible for supporting students, teachers, and the entire organization. To efficiently meet these needs, districts divide labor among departments and employee responsibilities. Within the past few decades, technology has led the creation of applications to support these departments. However, some of these applications remain departmentalized, even though current technology--such as single sign-on authentication--has the ability to help transfer information between these systems in a way that can significantly enhance teaching and learning. By evaluating, selecting, and encouraging the development of these types interoperable and common use applications districts harness application architecture to positively disrupt more than just our classrooms.
Arizona Education Learning and Accountability System (AELAS) Business Case