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Stepwell: An Introduction

Children in classroom with teacher in background
Child in classroom
IDEA ensures students with disabilities have access to a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.

Millions of dedicated teachers and administrators work each day to serve the nation’s students, to provide them with an education that will prepare them for life after graduation. For students with disabilities, this undertaking requires significant additional effort.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) enacted specific rules and regulations to ensure that schools across the nation provide their special education students with the tailored education they need to achieve success. The act has helped millions of children with learning, visual, hearing and other disabilities. However, implementation and compliance can get complicated.

Between IDEA Part B, for individuals ages 3–21, and Part C, for children from birth through 2 years old, there are 28 indicators that states and local schools are required to meet that vary in goals and performance targets. Achieving compliance with these indicators involves a myriad of reports, responsibilities, deadline-based actions, documentation and proof.

This is where Stepwell comes in.

Stepwell is a web-based platform to organize the responsibilities of state and local education agencies, to compile and display data and to monitor corrective action planning, execution and approvals. 

With only a browser and login credentials, Stepwell facilitates special educators, school administrators and state administrators understanding and managing the complicated corrective action process. It drives continuous improvement in special education with automated best practices and on-demand access to the right data.

Based on seven automated monitoring steps, Stepwell provides offering educators with more time to focus on what’s most important: students, and their right to an education.

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