PowerSchool, the leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education in North America, has announced its partnership with Stepwell, a collaborative web-based platform specializing in unique education compliance and monitoring at the district, regional, and state levels. The association provides PowerSchool customers with streamlined monitoring and easy-to-use tools to help them meet Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) compliance requirements.
Available to PowerSchool Special Programs users now, the integration with Stepwell enhances collaboration between State Education Agencies (SEAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) by providing visibility into timely and relevant student data, history, processes, and timelines in one place to meet IDEA compliance and achieve better outcomes for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs).
Speaking on the collaboration, the Chief Product Officer of PowerSchool, Marcy Daniel, said:
This partnership is a game changer in special education because it not only streamlines the monitoring process for IDEA compliance but also helps with corrective action planning. We’ve taken the guesswork out of Results Driven Accountability to help educators spend more of their time where it’s needed most – with students.
PowerSchool Special Programs users can now access the Stepwell platform’s signature offerings, such as:
- Modernized dashboards with “at a glance” statuses and one-click access to tasks, reports, and timelines.
- Integrated workflow engine configured to drive the optimal process sequence to ensure success and avoid compliance and performance issues.
- Robust package of visualizations to bring data to life and inform decisions.
- Monitoring item bank that gives users access to hundreds of vetted questions and answers to program and fiscal monitoring challenges.
- Single platform for reporting and analysis.
PowerSchool aims to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their full potential. With more than two decades of experience delivering innovative, best-in-class education technology, the platform connects students, teachers, administrators, and parents to improve student outcomes. From the office to the classroom to the home, the startup helps schools and districts efficiently manage state reporting and related compliance, special education, finance, human resources, talent, enrollment, attendance, funding, learning, instruction, grading, assessments, and analytics—all in one unified platform.
The company supports over 50 million students globally and over 15,000 customers, including over 90 of the top 100 districts by student enrollment in the United States, and sells solutions in over 90 countries.
Andrew Henry, Founder and President of Red Cedar Solutions Group, added:
Stepwell is proud to partner with PowerSchool and provide our monitoring and compliance platform to their unique education solutions. We believe this partnership will offer SEAs and LEAs with the tools they need to improve compliance and student outcomes.
Stepwell fully supports managing SEA findings around Parts B and C indicators and general supervision monitoring activities. The platform ensures the work is well defined; the correct data is available at the right time to inform root cause analysis and provide a firm foundation for improvement planning. The company clears obstacles to collaboration between a monitor and an LEA team, providing monitor visibility into timely and relevant data, history, individuals engaged in the work, process, and status related to timelines in the event of a finding.