February 16, 2005
Over the past years we've had the privilege of meeting hundreds of dedicated educators. We've been impressed by the time and commitment each and every one bring to their profession. This is the same dedication that we try to bring to Wizdom Education and our products and services
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- Jeannine Stehlin, Wizdom Education
These are all pieces of special education data, commonly stored in school district Student Information Systems (SIS) or statewide Pupil and Personnel Reporting Systems - data which IEPs must include.
It's data that causes special education teachers to waste time - time that could otherwise be spent helping their students with disabilities make progress towards achieving their annual academic and functional goals.
How can this be? How can data cause teachers to waste time?
When preparing for IEP meetings, teachers need student, family, program, and school data to complete the IEPs. To get complete accurate data, teachers often go on "data hunts," looking among their files and the school district's files for complete and accurate student, family, program and school data.
Data found but inaccurate.
Wizdom Education, a fully owned division of Wizdom Systems, Inc., has "cracked the code" to help teachers have more time for teaching and avoid the special education "data hunt."
Wizdom can cut the special education "data hunt" for you. Wizdom provides software consulting services with great attention paid to your needs.
Don't have a computer-based IEP system?
Wizdom cut the special education "data hunt" for District 127 in Illinois.
District 127 in Grayslake, Illinois, called on Wizdom to both provide them with an IEP system and to connect to Illinois' state reporting system called EDWin. Wizdom installed Wizdom's web-based forms management system called LiveIEP! and provided custom hands-on workshops for the teachers.
"Wizdom LiveIEP! captures student information from the Illinois Special Education System EdWin version 2005 and automatically populates the District's IEP forms eliminating the need for teachers to re input student information," said Denise Kindle, the District 127's special education director. "This is a tremendous advantage in terms of time saving and accuracy. And from the district's point of view, school administration is always certain that records are current and consistent across the entire district."