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Introducing State Data Validation Suite for Skyward Users

February 25, 2022 at 1:00 PM

“Houston, we have a problem.”

Okay, while school districts submitting bad student data during State reporting is not as serious of a problem as that of the Apollo Space Program in the 1970s, in some ways, it can seem just as serious to data managers and your State submission specialists who are under significant pressure to secure all the funding they possibly can for their local school budgets.

We all know submitting accurate data provides the optimal chance for any school district to collect all the funding they rightfully can, from all levels of government sources.

Level Data has a proven solution for greatly reducing the number of errors in your District’s data and providing a faster means of getting bad data corrected. The process eliminates errors closer to the point of entry, before starting a frustrating cycle of delivering bad data to the State, which in turn starts the cycle of back-and-forth corrections between your district and your leading funding source.

Additionally, the process to clean your school data makes life so much easier for teachers, counselors, administrators, and data personnel in almost any area data is used. Absenteeism. Test scores. Incident Reports. Contact Tracing. Address Validation, and so much more.

Skyward users, Level Data has the solution...

What if your school district could:

  • Have data errors automatically displayed on your computer screen and coded red for not validated, or yellow for potential problem – and simultaneously be highlighted green when it’s validated?
  • Fix the errors in a shorter amount of staff time than the extra effort that is being wasted going back in time?
  • Spread out staff responsibilities for correcting the data to the schools where the data actually lives?

Level Data Connect™, our new platform, provides all of that now to Skyward users, starting in Michigan!  

Level Data Connect™ is an affordable addition that enables virtually any district staff to more accurately input State data according to each State’s reporting requirements. The system has checks and balances with the district’s data – where color indicators of red, yellow and green are then displayed when our RealTime Validation automatically and instantaneously detects data errors, potential data errors or valid correct data, respectively, per color.

The Level Data State Data Validation Services have become the perfect solution for thousands of data specialists nationwide like David Spalvieri-Kruse of Lawrence Public Schools in Michigan. “I wouldn’t say before using Level Data that our State reporting errors were awful, but it was to the point that having a tool to use to help make those submissions more successful just felt like it was worth trying,” he said. “And now I never want to let go.”

Contact a Level Data representative to learn more, at:

Tom Lang
Written by Tom Lang

Tom Lang has spent more than 3 decades in the field of journalism and marketing, while always having a hand in public education. His father was a school teacher, his mom a school secretary, and his wife teaches high school English and Humanities. On his own, Tom worked his way through college as a school bus driver and today remains closely tied to education as a Board member of FIRST (Robotics) in Michigan. He has worked with high school coaches and athletes for nearly 30 years as a freelance sports writer at the Detroit Free Press, and for more than 10 years as a basketball referee. Bottom line -- help kids grow, learn and create productive futures.

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