Indiana Public School Superintendents and Forecast5 Partner
to Deliver Analytics to Indiana Schools
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (April 15, 2014) — Forecast5 Analytics, Inc. and the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS) have recently announced a partnership agreement to develop analytics and Business Intelligence applications for Indiana public schools. Indiana is now the sixth state where organizations have joined the Forecast5 Corporate Partner Program.
The immediate focus of the partnership between Forecast5 and IAPSS will be the customization of 5Sight for Indiana public schools. 5Sight is a dynamic Business Intelligence and visualization platform which helps schools make important decisions with comparative insight.
Many Indiana public schools are facing increased budgetary pressure as a result of lower revenues, tax caps and special education legislation, all of which have placed a damper on public school finances. School administrators need data discovery and decision support tools in order to develop sustainable plans to do more with less.
“The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS) is very excited about the partnership with Forecast5 and what their business analytic tools can bring to bear on making informed decisions with easily accessible and usable data for Indiana school superintendents,” J.T. Coopman, Executive Director of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents, said. “The graphical nature of the analytic tools will make the data more user friendly, viewer friendly and easier to understand when presented to school boards and community groups. With accountability and transparency for schools today, the Forecast5 analytic tools will become the new imperative for school leaders in Indiana.”
The IAPSS will also make use of other Forecast5 tools. 5Share is a social collaboration engine that allows school leaders to better communicate important data. 5Cast is a quantitative analysis and financial projection tool that makes it easier to instantly compare unlimited scenarios in one database. Finally, 5Maps is a geospatial analytics tool that allows school districts to plot their data within a Google Maps interface. Together, these tools will help school districts make better informed financial decisions in less time.
“We are honored to receive this level of support and collaboration from the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents,” Mike English, President and CEO of Forecast5 Analytics said. “The Association leadership has developed a vision for the power of data analytics for Indiana public education. It is going to be exciting to see school corporations use Forecast5 technology to maximize resources and opportunities for students across the state.”
Forecast5 Analytics provides powerful analytic tools to help local government leaders drive financial and strategic decisions. The Forecast5 platform includes cloud-based business intelligence software, interactive visuals, map-based software, and a collaborative analytics engine. For more information, visit http://www.forecast5analytics.com.
INDIANAPOLIS (March 6, 2014) — This spring the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS) will partner with Standard for Success, an online, fully customizable educator evaluation and management software, to better conduct observations and evaluations of teachers. The IAPSS will join the Indiana Association of Schools Principals (IASP) and more than 375 schools in more than 80 school districts nationwide that are adopting and promoting technology to create a more streamlined and efficient teacher evaluation process that aligns with staff evaluation requirements evolving across the U.S.
“The Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents is absolutely thrilled about this high-quality evaluation tool, and are urging our district administrators to consider utilizing this as they conduct observations and evaluations of building administrators and teachers,” said Dr. JT Coopman, IAPSS Executive Director. “The IAPSS Board of Directors and staff spent a significant amount of time vetting Standard For Success and other evaluation platforms and are confident that SFS provides a nice, cost-effective platform for schools to complete their teacher/employee evaluations that will enhance performance.”
The IAPSS is a non-profit, professional association serving 500+ members, including superintendents and other school administrators, professors of education, university students studying educational administration, and retired superintendents.
“We’re extremely honored to earn the opportunity to work with the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents and value their input along with the Indiana Association of School Principals, who are highly regarded as two of Indiana’s premier leadership organizations,” said Todd Whitlock, Chief Executive Officer of Standard for Success. “As educators ourselves, we understand the very large and varied responsibilities of administrators and teachers. Working with the educational leadership associations allows us to continue to adapt the product to meet the schools needs.”
“Our goal has always been to simplify our clients’ processes by offering a system that will aid them in being successful while ultimately making their jobs easier along with employee and student achievement increasing.”
The Associations’ members will be presented with the opportunity to better meet the requirements of a more stringent teacher and principal evaluation model by choosing Standard for Success’, with its customizable web-based portal accessible via a tablet or laptop. Standard for Success’ software is completely mobile, which helps organize information electronically while also reducing paperwork.
About Standard for Success
Created by educators for educators, Standard for Success is a fully customizable online staff evaluation and management program for teachers, building administrators and district-level leadership. Standard for Success features 24/7 access, self-evaluations, uploading artifacts and supporting evidence capability, archives, mobility for walk-throughs, automatic timestamps during scripting, drill- down capabilities for specific data on certain groups, and summaries and comparisons. More than 350 schools in more than 75 school districts nationwide use Standard for Success. For more information, visit www.standardforsuccess.com.