Stepwell Development Updates

We want to use this page to share what’s new with Stepwell and what our team is up to.

Our goal to bring visibility to Special Education monitoring starts with making sure that our own process is visible. From development updates to new partnership announcements, we want to make it clear what we are doing to help states and districts improve special education. While these updates won’t be as in-depth as our blog posts or press releases, we hope that they will provide insight into how we are thinking about IDEA compliance and special education monitoring.

New Content

June 19, 2019

The Stepwell team is in the beginning stages of preparing for the NASDSE conference in October. This week we also began work on a new podcast series, where we will invite guests to discuss the 10 essential elements of a results-driven accountability system. These podcasts will build on our five-part blog series. Don’t miss out on these important conversations! Sign up for our newsletter, and check back here next week for another update.

Workflow: IEP Implementation

June 11, 2019

The Stepwell team has created one more demo video for you to check out! Stepwell’s IEP Implementation Review guides site visit team members through a focused record review form and an IEP parent interview form. These forms help determine whether selected students have received all of the services that are documented in their IEP. The generated summary of findings allows the LEA to see what is working, what isn’t working, and what needs to be done to take the step from compliance to results. Watch the demo video for a better understanding of what this process looks like in Stepwell.

Workflow: Policies and Procedures Review

May 29, 2019

The team is excited to be seeing all of their hard work come together. One of the workflows that was recently completed in development is Policies and Procedures Review. This review asks the right questions to help site visit team members determine an LEA’s procedural compliance and seamlessly generates a summary of findings. Our aspiration is to see SEA’s working with LEA’s to not only bring them into compliance, but to support the systemic changes that would turn them into results. To stay updated on Stepwell news, check back here next week!

Workflow: Parent Interview

May 22, 2019

A few weeks ago, we put together some short videos to demonstrate some of Stepwell’s workflows. We already shared Data Validation with you, so this week we would like to introduce you to Parent Interview. Stepwell’s Parent Interview activities help team members ask the right questions to gain visibility into their perspectives on the LEA’s policies, procedures, and practices. Site visit team members can view all the results in one place via the Parent Interview Summary. Watch the Parent Interview video for a better look inside Stepwell.

Workflow: Student Record Reviews

May 15, 2019

Last week was a pretty busy week for the Stepwell team! We are wrapping up the development of one workflow in particular: Student Record Reviews. In this workflow, site visit team members complete online review forms for selected student records to test for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. Stepwell creates a summary of findings by citation and generates Student Record Corrections that can be released to the LEA. We had some last minute design changes to incorporate preliminary and final report functionality. Everything is coming together nicely. Keep an eye out for some exciting news about an upcoming launch!