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A Unique Resource Identifier that leads the user the the API endpoint. This is the call that allows a system to "ingest" or consume an entire CASE Framework.


Is a URL link that directs the user to the original source (the Issuer's publication of the academic standards and competencies.


CAT is the abbreviation for Computer Adaptive Testing, a standard being developed by 1EdTech. See the definition of Computer Adaptive Testing for more information.


A term used in QTI 3 which holds additional resources for QTI content. A catalog holds support-specific dormant content that can be made active (a part of the perceivable content presented to the candidate) based on the candidate's PNP information.


Means that an application or supplier has demonstrated adherence to a 1EdTech standard, has passed the corresponding tests, and has received a certification number from 1EdTech.  This results in the product being listed in the 1EdTech Product Directory

1EdTech offers two types of certification: 

1. Certification for edtech Products against 1EdTech technical standard specifications. 

2. Professional certification for individuals. (Members only:

Certified CASE Consumer

Are the suppliers (systems) that ingest CASE API Frameworks. By ingesting CASE frameworks, they can provide CASE-meta tagged resources to districts. CASE consumers can be (1) Education systems, such as an SIS, LMS, assessment platforms, content management systems (CMS) or learning object repositories (LORs), and (2) Curriculum & Assessment Suppliers, digital content providers, learning apps, or learning tools.

Certified CASE Provider

The software or system used to publish CASE Frameworks. CASE providers have to have their API’s  certified. 

Examples: FrostAlign, Standards Satchel, AEFIS, EdGate, and PCG’s OpenSalt. CASE providers can author frameworks, but sometimes the CASE Issuer publishes their competencies or academic standards using a Digital Conversion Tool (see definition below)


The abbreviation for Common File Format. This is one of the formats addressed by the 1EdTech Interactive White Board/Common File Format specification.

Client Credential Grant (OAuth 2)

This is one of the authorization grant mechanisms defined in the OAuth 2.0 standard (IETF RFC 6749).  The client credential grant type is used to obtain both access tokens and refresh tokens and is optimized for confidential clients for which there is exists an established trust relationship. This authorization approach is adopted and adapted in the 1EdTech Security Framework


Most commonly used as "Curriculum Management System." Some people also use the acronym for "Content Management System."

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