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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 […]

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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 […]

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Step Up with Stepwell: Accessible and On the Go

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“Well, most people probably–” Aaaand, stop. Assumptions are the enemy of usability. Assumptions are the reason your colorblind co-worker can’t read a table that uses red to indicate “bad” and green for “good.” They’re why it’s so difficult to click that link on your tablet, and why that one website looks just awful on your […]

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Get the Tech: Making it Easy with Software as a Service

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Information technology evolves rapidly, more so than in most other industries. As innovative as this may be, it poses some challenges in the workplace when older systems built with outdated architectures and technologies require modernization, or are retired in favor of a new application that will likely meet the same fate several years down the […]

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Step Up with Stepwell: Documenting Compliance with Federal Law

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As a federal law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) demands specific and stringent adherence to its rules. But even with clear policies and guidelines carefully established ahead of time, unforeseen mistakes can slip through the cracks, resulting in costly, time-consuming, and burdensome repercussions. Since its passing in 1975, the act has drastically improved […]

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Get the Tech: A Walk in the Cloud – Product Development with the Microsoft Stack

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A house is only as good as the materials used to build it. The same goes for software; its strength and reliability derive from the technology and processes used to develop it. Stepwell is built with the Microsoft stack. This means that it benefits from the use of standards-based technologies like the .NET framework, IIS, […]