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Joel Lepp

Joel Lepp is an Education Data Specialist for Level Data. Prior to joining Level Data, he worked in education for 12 years. The last 6 of those years he was part of the Michigan State Reporting and Compliance team for PowerSchool where he supported and developed parts of the state reporting code used by Michigan's PowerSchool users. In the past, Joel has presented at various PowerSchool User Group (PSUG) conferences and was a member of the Michigan Pupil Accounting and Attendance Association (MPAAA). Joel's main function at Level Data is to help guide school districts across the country on the best practices and procedures for cleaning their data in order to maximize their district funding from their state.

Recent Posts

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State Data Validation Suite Security Explained

By Joel Lepp on October 8, 2019 at 9:18 AM

Level Data applications integrate tightly with PowerSchool. These include page enhancement applications like RealTime Validation, and full page applications like State Data Validation and Validation Reporting.

Each of these applications has options available to help District Administrators apply the appropriate security options, as per their district policies and following PowerSchool security guidelines.

This document will outline how Level Data’s PowerSchool applications have been integrated to work with PowerSchool’s security mechanisms, in order to properly secure the applications.

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How to Install State Data Validation Suite Core Plugin 4.x

By Joel Lepp on October 8, 2019 at 9:17 AM

Level Data has made significant updates to respect PowerSchool’s two main security mechanisms: Page Level Security and Field Level Security. All districts running earlier versions of the plugin will need to update by November 30, 2019. 

This document will outline three methods of installing Level Data’s PowerSchool applications as well as provide a brief overview of the security configuration settings.

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How to Easily Manage Unlimited Contacts in PowerSchool

By Joel Lepp on July 8, 2019 at 4:13 PM

Contact data from the original core contact fields in PowerSchool were automatically migrated to the new contacts structure in PowerSchool 11.1. Contact data was migrated for all students that have ever existed within a PowerSchool database - both active and inactive.

The State Data Validation Suite (SDVS) generic contacts rules consist of 19 rules on a “Contacts” tab and 13 rules on a “Contacts Reports” tab. These rules are provided to help users clean up existing and/or new contact data.

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