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School Interoperability Framework (SIF)

The School Interoperability Framework (SIF) is an industry initiative to develop a scalable solution for data exchange, synchronizing data entered in one system with the data in other systems within the SIF framework. A SIF implementation is a distributed networking system that consists of a Zone Integration Server (ZIS) and one or more SIF integration agents that communicate with the ZIS, all organized into a zone. The size of the zone is flexible and could consist of a single building, a school, a small group of schools, or a district.