Step Up with Stepwell: Using Data to Create Clear Communication

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During our User Experience (UX) research, we noticed a common problem that many administrators struggled with: getting relevant data and figuring out how to use it effectively. School administrators and teachers who we talked to had trouble finding data that showed how their schools were changing over time, having to settle for large scale data at […]

Getting ready for NASDSE

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  As the Stepwell team is getting ready to head out to Portland, OR. this weekend for this year’s National Association of State Directors of Special Education conference, we’ve been reflecting on what we’ve learned from the states that we’ve talked to in the past year. One of the major things we’ve realized in talking […]

Step Up with Stepwell: Getting the Focus Back on Education

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While managing Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) compliance, it is easy to lose track of the issue at hand: educating students with disabilities. Local school administrators, technical assistance providers and state administrators often find they spend more time completing paperwork and entering the same data into multiple software systems than implementing the corrective actions […]

Step Up with Stepwell: Solving the “Milk Crate Problem”

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The Stepwell team learned quite a bit about the burden of documentation while conducting our User Experience (UX) research. State agencies share a common headache: managing mountains of paperwork to monitor compliance with requirements set out in Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Not only is completing documentation time-consuming for administrators, but the sheer amount […]

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Get the Tech: Stepwell Complements Existing Education Software

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Education software is currently in a continuous state of improvement. From IEP generation and management tools, to student information systems and curriculum development tools, software continues to improve the quality and timeliness of data available to administrators and educators. Stepwell is built to work with these systems. As they have matured, these solutions have taken […]