The HR Open Standards Assessments workgroup is responsible for developing and maintaining assessment standards to support the procurement of assessment services and the integration of assessment results.

Project Roles

  • Project Lead: Jim Elder, Technical Implementation Consultant, Degreed
  • Contributor: Trevor Longino, CEO,

Jim Elder | Technical Implementation Consultant
Project Lead

Jim’s 25 years of IT experience and 16 years of learning industry experience have enabled numerous contributions to the HR Tech and Learning IT space. He’s lead initiatives including the first JSON version of the API standard, released staged assessments to support learning system API's for learning paths, multi-step assessments, and video assessments. Jim continues to lead the effort to develop full end-to-end API standards for Learning Systems integrations. 

Current Project

Enhancements to the existing specifications for the following:

  • Alignment with xAPI and other standards
  • Hosting a LRS to be used for reporting and advanced analytics on assessment data and for storing individual career credentials

Download The Standards