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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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K-12 Online Enrollment: Pros and Cons

By Tom Lang on June 13, 2023 at 2:38 PM

In an education world that has progressively shifted toward online options, the opportunity to allow parents to enroll their child online is available as well.

Yet when K-12 school districts consider that the journey of their student data can start outside of the district staff’s control, the pros and cons should be weighed heavily before making that software investment leap.

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How to Accurately Complete State Reporting in Florida

By Al Momrik on June 12, 2023 at 8:07 AM

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How to Install Level Data Directory Manager Screen Plugin 1.4.0 for PowerSchool 23.5+

By Joel Lepp on May 16, 2023 at 9:03 AM

With the release of PowerSchool 23.5 (released May 2023), PowerSchool introduced a new “Enhanced User Interface” feature which implements an entirely new navigation structure to all PowerSchool pages. This new navigation structure required that our Level Data Apps services be restructured to comply with these new layout requirements.

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How to Install Level Data Core Plugin 5.2.1 for PowerSchool 23.5+

By Joel Lepp on May 12, 2023 at 12:00 PM

With the release of PowerSchool 23.5 (released May 2023), PowerSchool introduced a new “Enhanced User Interface” feature which implements an entirely new navigation structure to all PowerSchool pages. This new navigation structure required that our Level Data Apps services be restructured to comply with these new layout requirements.

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Revolutionizing Student Data Management: Level Data's RealTime Reports Transformed Alabama District

By Tom Lang on May 5, 2023 at 4:32 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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Data Validation Streamlines Data Reporting for Cicero Public Schools

By Tom Lang on April 18, 2023 at 11:36 AM

Tish Brandt still thinks back in some disbelief at how cumbersome and time consuming the old way of reporting school data to the state was for her team at Cicero (IL) Public Schools.

“There we so many different layers of complication there,” Brandt said about the former process, before technology advances made it easier and more accurate.

The layers have been virtually eliminated since Cicero began working in 2021 with Level Data and its IT plug in of seamless and smooth reporting with the State Data Validation Suite (SDVS) – a software plug-in for users of PowerSchool.

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Data-Driven Decisions Come to Life for Cicero Schools

By Tom Lang on April 18, 2023 at 11:34 AM

School districts nationwide can now get real-time information in less than five minutes for more than two dozen categories ranging from attendance to gradebook analysis to truancy to lunch status to family lists and demographics, to discipline to mapping addresses for busing and tracking district demographic changes, to name a few.

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Enabling Districts to Move from On-Premise Domain Controllers to Azure Cloud Storage

By Tom Lang on April 18, 2023 at 11:26 AM

As funding for school districts nationwide continues to get tighter, IT directors are seeking more solutions for managing user accounts.

Level Data, LLC in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is the first to offer school districts nationwide a direct to Microsoft Azure user account management service, eliminating the recurring expenses and maintenance costs of on-premises domain controllers.

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PowerSchool Plugins to Help Consolidate Contacts

By Lisa Cahall on March 3, 2023 at 4:06 PM

When PowerSchool introduced Unlimited Contacts in 2018, many districts saw this as both a blessing and a curse.  With the long-time, limited ability to store contact data for students, PowerSchool was finally responding to years of calls for change.

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