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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 […]

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, […]

Get the Tech: Understanding Stepwell’s Innovative Technology

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Stepwell is more than just an application. It’s a new beginning for improving performance in the education sector. Stepwell is a platform that facilitates collaboration by bringing together resources, data, processes, and applications. The constituencies we serve in the education market—SEAs, LEAs, and educators—have struggled for too long trying to “Frankenstein” siloed IT solutions across […]

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Step Up with Stepwell: Learning Through State Data Visualization

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The data surrounding IDEA Parts B and C are complicated, drawing information from graduation rates, enrollment statistics, compliance measures, and more. Complex as it is, it’s essential for LEA and SEA users to understand and interpret data.  It indicates patterns and trends that reveal past, present, and the potential future performance levels related to students […]

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Step Up with Stepwell: Our Administrative Background

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Administrators and managers at state education agencies need to balance a complex variety of responsibilities, including the wide-ranging needs of students, the monitoring of school districts, budget constraints, and the exacting demands of federal and state legislation. It’s important work, but outdated solutions and unclear direction can bog it down. The Stepwell team knows this, because […]