Three Things Learned at NASDSE 2018

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This October, the Stepwell team attended the annual National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) conference. The theme of this year’s conference, “Aligning Systems of Support to Improve Meaningful Daily Outcomes,” relates closely to what Stepwell works toward each day with our mission to drive system improvement at every level. There were a […]

Visibility in Stepwell

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One word you will hear a lot when learning about Stepwell is “visibility.” We use it all the time to describe our platform and our goals. From “providing visibility into special education monitoring” to “creating visibility with timely and relevant data,” we place a lot of importance on that single word. So why are we […]

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The Story of the Stepwell Logo

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In our journey to create Stepwell, our team has done a lot of thinking about the work that has to go into improving special education. While our platform focuses on streamlining compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, our ultimate goal is to help schools improve the results of their special education programs. When […]

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Step Up with Stepwell: Understanding Results Driven Accountability

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Results Driven Accountability. Everyone can agree that it’s a good idea in theory. Of course we should focus on the quality of education for students with special needs rather than whether teachers and administrators can fill out the correct compliance paperwork. But how do we ensure appropriate education and get results? The Office of Special […]

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5 Phases of Adopting Stepwell

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When our team set out to create Stepwell, our goal was broad: create a platform that provides visibility into improvement and compliance activities associated with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to improve education for students with special needs. We quickly realized that any tool that could drive this kind of change would be […]

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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 […]