Largest IN school district joins SFS
Indianapolis Public Schools, MSD Washington Township Schools, and Center-Grove Community Schools Join Over 90 School Districts Using Standard for Success’ Online, Mobile Teacher Evaluation Software
INDIANAPOLIS (July 24, 2014)—Indiana-based Standard for Success, an online, fully customizable educator evaluation and management software, will make its way into Indiana’s largest school district Indianapolis Public Schools (Indianapolis, IN), along with the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township (Indianapolis, IN), and Center Grove Community Schools (Greenwood, IN). They join more than 400 schools in more than 90 school districts that are using SFS to create a more streamlined and efficient teacher evaluation process that aligns with staff evaluation requirements evolving across the U.S. “Our administrators and teachers are excited to partner with Standard for Success. Our prior tools were cumbersome and not specific to our needs,” states Sally Hacker, Director of Human Resources for Center Grove Community Schools. “Standard for Success has been completely customized and streamlined for our process. Their response time is amazing and unmatched.”
“We look forward to being a part of the professional development process at Indianapolis Public Schools, MSD Washington Township Schools, and Center Grove Community Schools,” said Todd Whitlock, CEO of Standard for Success. “With a customizable portal that administrators can adapt to their evaluation model, Standard for Success is well equipped to streamline the workflow processes of teacher evaluations from start to finish.”
The platform will go into effect for the 2014-15 school year. The districts are able to meet the requirements of more stringent teacher and principal evaluation model through Standard for Success’ 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. “Our customer service, client retention, and ease of use continue to set us apart from the competition,” Whitlock states. “Our technology staff is working with the districts to integrate data from their previous vendor to make the transition smooth while reducing costs for the district.”
With its easy-to-use interface, Standard for Success’ program allows for real-time evaluation of teachers while easing the burden on administrators through its diverse management features and archives. Teachers can chart professional development goals and division leadership can view school and division-wide summaries and drill down for specifics on particular groups – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “In the brief time we have worked with SFS, we have been impressed with the professionalism of the staff and the level of personal communication and support we have received,” said Dr. Jon Milleman, Assistant Superintendent at MSD Washington Township. “Even though we are in the early stages of our partnership, we are experiencing improved service and support.”
For more information on Standard for Success and its teacher evaluation software program, please visit https://www.standardforsuccess.com.
To learn more about Indianapolis Public Schools, please visit http://www.myips.org, for more information on MSD Washington Township please visit http://www.msdwt.k12.in.us, and for Center Grove Community Schools visit http://www.centergrove.k12.in.us/.
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 district3level leadership. Standard for Success, which was created by a joint venture of EdTechZone and the maker of QuestionPress Online Classroom Response Systems, 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. Standard for Success is used by nearly 90 school districts and is endorsed by the Indiana Association of School Principals and Indiana Association of Public School Superintendent and has partnered with the Illinois Principals Association and the Illinois Association of School Administrators.