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Level Data Acquires Glimpse K12

By Tom Lang on July 27, 2023 at 1:32 PM

KALAMAZOO, Michigan – <07/27/2023> – Return on Investment (ROI) is one of the leading financial measuring tools for businesses and industries everywhere, including school districts. But another ROI is even more important to schools, Return on Instruction.

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How to Access Level Data's Validation Summary Report

By Al Momrik on July 19, 2023 at 2:42 PM

Located within the State Data Validation Suite (SDVS) of services is the “Validation Summary Report”.  This reporting service is available for all users to see various statistics based on the number of records in violation of validation rules for your state. 

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A Step-by-Step Tutorial: How to Print Attendance Reports in PowerSchool

By Tom Lang on June 27, 2023 at 10:00 AM

PowerSchool is a widely used student information system that helps educational institutions manage various aspects of their operations, including attendance tracking. Generating attendance reports is a crucial task for teachers and administrators, allowing them to monitor student attendance patterns and identify areas that may need improvement. In this blog post, we will provide a comprehensive guide on how to print attendance reports in PowerSchool.

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Mastering Failure Reports in PowerSchool: A Step-by-Step Guide

By Tom Lang on June 27, 2023 at 10:00 AM

In the fast-paced world of education, efficient management of student information systems is crucial. PowerSchool, a widely used student information system, offers powerful tools for administrators and educators to streamline their processes. One such tool is the Failure Report feature, which helps identify struggling students and provides valuable insights for intervention. In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of running a failure report in PowerSchool, empowering you to make data-driven decisions that support student success.

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Calculating a Student’s Daily Attendance

By Lisa Cahall on June 27, 2023 at 9:59 AM

Maintaining accurate attendance data is essential in the educational environment.  Not only is attendance vital to student achievement, but also to school and district finances.  As a result, ensuring that attendance is being recorded consistently and calculated properly is of utmost importance.

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Simplifying Daily Attendance Percentage Calculation in PowerSchool

By Tom Lang on June 20, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Keeping track of attendance is an essential aspect of managing schools and educational institutions. PowerSchool, a widely-used student information system, provides a comprehensive platform for tracking attendance records. Calculating daily attendance percentage is a crucial task that enables educators to monitor student engagement and identify potential issues early on. In this post, we will guide you through the process of calculating daily attendance percentage in PowerSchool, making it a hassle-free task for educators.

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Decoding Attendance Codes in PowerSchool: Understanding Their Meanings

By Tom Lang on June 20, 2023 at 9:58 AM

Keeping track of student attendance is a vital aspect of any educational institution. PowerSchool, a popular student information system, provides a comprehensive platform for managing attendance records. Understanding the attendance codes used in PowerSchool is crucial for both teachers and parents to accurately assess a student's attendance patterns. In this blog post, we will explore the common attendance codes in PowerSchool and shed light on their meanings.

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5 Simple and Free Ways to Improve Data Quality in K-12 School Districts

By Tom Lang on June 20, 2023 at 9:56 AM

Collecting, tracking and analyzing school district data on students and staff is not an easy task, but there are fairly simple, low cost or no cost ways to try making it easier – and result in much greater data accuracy in the process.

In many ways, improving data quality and accuracy is a mindset.

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What Can Be Found in Proper K12 Student EFA Codes? How about an extra Half a Million Dollars

By Tom Lang on June 13, 2023 at 2:42 PM

Cindy Williams had the stiff neck and crisscrossed eyes to prove she’d done her job protecting the critical funding her school district needed but was in threat of losing.

She is now 100 percent confident that using State Data Validation Suite (SDVS) software from Level Data, Inc. – those days are over.

Williams, most recently running PowerSchool in her new district of Limestone Charter Association in South Carolina but who came from a large traditional district, learned the hard way a few years ago about keeping student funding in place for her former district.

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The Impact of Data Validation and RealTime Reports in Alabama

By Tom Lang on June 13, 2023 at 2:41 PM

When the state of Alabama implemented PowerSchool statewide in 2021 as the mandatory SIS for school districts, it not surprisingly forced many districts to make drastic changes to how they had been storing, tracking and managing student data.

Thankfully for data managers like Greg Titshaw, Technology Coordinator at Fort Payne City Schools in Alabama, Level Data Inc.’s State Data Validation Suite was included in the statewide implementation of PowerSchool.

Simply, it made life simpler.

And it made possible the drastically improved accuracy of the small school district’s data.

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