Improve Instructional Practices Through The Use Of Data

The importance of accessible data to improve student achievement is imperative. The InformationNOW web-based student information system stores data such as standardized tests to daily class work, attendance, discipline, health and special education data that proves to be a catalyst for improving the quality of education in schools.

Our 6,000 users in all 50 states are able to ask the "right questions" and analyze assessment data, examine instruction, plan instructional improvements and design strategies for measuring progress.

Harnessing a quarter of a century of K-12 SIS experience, InformationNOW is designed with the state of the art development tools that allow for faster engineering and quicker response to evolving customer needs. Beyond the normal every day essential SIS components such as scheduling, attendance, grading, scheduling and discipline, InformationNOW all inclusive key features also include:

  • State Reporting
  • Parental Alerts
  • Census
  • Email Management
  • Role-based Announcements
  • Teacher Portal
  • Parent Portal
  • Student Portal
  • Ad-hoc Reporting
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Family Unit Tracking
  • Document Attachments
  • Health
  • Special Education
  • Fees
  • Mobile Accessible
  • 1-Click Schedule Matrix
  • Online Registration
  • And much more


Find out the rewards first hand of using your student data for informed data driven decision making -

Become Data Savvy Today!

 

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Prepare Your School For 21st Century Learning

As a private school it is imperative that you free up as much time as possible to concentrate on what is most important-THE STUDENTS!

With InformationNOW's web-based integrated data management system you are able to access and analyze your classroom and school level data-anytime, anywhere.

Our 6,000 users in all 50 states are able to ask the "right questions" and analyze assessment data, examine instruction, plan instructional improvements and design strategies for measuring progress.

Harnessing a quarter of a century of K-12 SIS experience, InformationNOW is designed with the state of the art development tools that allow for faster engineering and quicker response to evolving customer needs. Beyond the normal every day essential SIS components such as scheduling, attendance, grading, scheduling and discipline, InformationNOW all inclusive key features also include:

  • Tuition Billing
  • Donor Development
  • Prospect Tracking
  • Online registration
  • Parental Alerts
  • Teacher Portal
  • Parent Portal
  • Census
  • Email Management
  • Role-based Announcements
  • Ad-hoc Reporting
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Family Unit Tracking
  • Document Attachments
  • Health
  • Special Education
  • Fees
  • Mobile Accessible
  • Returning Student Analysis
  • And much more

We are confident you will find InformationNOW to be the most flexible, easy to use comprehensive student information system on the market today.

GIFTrak - Donor Development And Fundraising Solution


Manage All Your Donor Information In One Location

Giftrak is an essential component to development professionals, solving the numerous mundane daily tasks such as donor database management, receipt entry, mailing list reporting, etc. Giftrak is also a tool that will help you cultivate donors for long-range development efforts. If a donor management system is to be truly useful it must be intuitive. According to our customers, we have successfully accomplished this goal. Our software is a powerful prospecting, tracking, and follow-up tool that is very easy to use. People with diverse backgrounds, from experienced development professionals to volunteers, currently use Giftrak. This is testimony to its capability and simplicity.

      • 20 Years of Donor Development Experience
      • Integrates with InformationNOW and SchoolMinder SIS Solutions
      • Intuitive Screens and Workflow


Transform Your Data For Proactive Data Driven Decision Making

Do you ever want to be data-savvy and personalize your own reports based on your student data needs?
Well, now you can with INFOCUS!

Having access to your schools data is transformational as you can use your data to expose underlying assumptions and to help you better understand the root causes of our educational frustrations including:

  • Analyzing Drop-Out Rates
  • Reviewing Graduation Rates
  • Examining Discipline Infractions
  • Spotting Trends Within Your Schools
  • Building Internal Accountability
  • Leading Meetings That Use Data To Examine Instruction

INFOCUS is a fast, easy and intuitive ad-hoc reporting module that is inclusive within InformationNOW. The reporting module comes pre-loaded with over 100 data views defined and 8 pre-loaded reports:

  • Absence
  • Discipline
  • Enrollment
  • Ethnicity Summary
  • GPA Distribution
  • Graduate Tracking System(At Risk)
  • Lunch Eligibility
  • Special Education Discipline Dispositions

Reports can be delivered to you on a scheduled basis.  Data triggers allow for threshold email alerts when data goes above or below your threshold settings. Leverage your historical data to spot trends and track data patterns. Visualize your data results with graphs, charts and gauges. No more column style reports, add color and dimension to your data. Your results will pop off of the report.

INFOCUS allows you to focus on what is important-Student Achievement!

It Takes A Whole Community to Educate A Child

Involvement from all stakeholders is key to student success. STI ensures that all relevant stakeholders have access to the student's pertinent information to help the student toward success. A whole school approach improves student's outcomes because the responsibility for every student's achievement is shared and maintained by the school community-parents, teachers, administrators, and the students themselves. A school community working together can make a significant difference in a child's life.

Informed Parents


Promoting Parental Involvement

STI's system fosters school to home connections by letting parents view their children's grades, attendance, discipline, homework assignments and test scores

What STI Parents are Saying:
"The ease of use and the accessibility of InformationNOW allows me to be involved in my child's academic life anytime of the day." 

- Parent, Alabama



Empowered Teachers


Sound Instructional Decisions

Teachers enter their lesson plans, take attendance, record grades, make assessments...they have access to rich data on their students' performance at their fingertips

What STI Teachers are Saying:
"InformationNOW has given us more flexibility on getting things done and the result is more instructional time in the classroom." 

- Teacher, Oklahoma



Effective Administrators


School administrators receive real-time reports on all student data.

District administrators are able to produce state reports to enable funding of their districts, determine trends and gain insight into their data for immediate action

What STI Administrators are Saying:
"I truly see the opportunity to analyze our data in new and exciting ways and it will definitely make a huge difference for us."

- Technology Director, Indiana

Providing The Tools To Ensure Success

Having a sound implementation plan is a key element in ensuring a successful student information systems transition. STI's dedicated staff is committed to providing our customers with proven, streamlined project plans that clearly outline the responsibilities and expectations from both parties. Every new implementation is unique and is created as such with your individual district needs in mind to maximize a smooth transition.

Support:

STI employs a customer-centric support model which raises successful customer use and customer satisfaction to a whole new level. Each district is assigned their own personal, qualified Customer Care Representative product expert that is familiar with the district and it's unique needs.

For your convenience and personal preference, STI offers 24x7 availability via online support and Knowledge Base access (contains over 6,000 answers to the most frequently asked questions) in addition to regular phone support.

"The STI support team is absolutely the best group to work with that I have ever encountered."

- Superintendent

"From the support team, developers, implementation, and training groups we receive nothing but the highest level of care and support."

- Director of Technology

Implementation:

STI will manage and monitor your implementation timeline effectively and timely to ensure deadlines are not overlooked.

"We were impressed with the implementation timeline that was put together for us and equally impressed with the data conversion process."

- Software Specialist

Data Conversion:

STI's data conversion department will convert Student Information Systems data from legacy based systems to Web-based solutions housing multiple years of student data.

Leveraging our 25 years of conversion experience, STI offers conversion analysis services aimed at alleviating the occurrence of data errors. This allows you to convert your data early and to correct errors such as duplicate students, address abbreviations etc. eliminating data risk when you go live.

" A good data conversion is the key to a successful implementation. You have given us every advantage as we begin working with InformationNOW."

- Technology Coordinator

Training:

STI provides valuable and effective on-site training for our new customers. Our certified trainers are well-versed in understanding school culture as the majority of our trainers are former educators so they can relate to your schools policies and procedures.

Understanding the benefits of continuing professional development, STI provides various powerful resources for you to take advantage of: online tutorials, state seminars, user conferences and product specific webinars.

"Talk about customer service, that is really going the extra mile to help ease stress for customers and make them feel that you want to help them succeed. I didn't even have to ask, you saw a need and were proactive about it."

-Secretary/Registrar